LOCATION: 1966 FL 471, Lakeland FL (Address approximate). If going north on SR 471, parking lot is approximately two miles north of the Colt Creek Park State entrance and 4.6 miles north of intersection of US 98 & SR 471. Parking is on the west side of road. It is just after the bridge over the Withlacoochee River. Approximate GPS coordinates: 28°18'53.6"N 82°03'21.8"W.
DESCRIPTION: This will be an approximate 11.6 mile STRENOUS hike that will take about 5-1/2 hours. We will be hiking north on the FNST to where the side spur goes to River ranch. We will have lunch on the trail.
Note, there are no bathroom facilities at this location.
BRING OR WEAR: Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots (no flip flops or barefoot), water, snack and lunch, and insect protection. It is MANDATORY to bring water.