DESCRIPTION: This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Entrance to state Tenoroc trail is from county Saddle Creek Park off of US 92.
This moderate hike will be approximately six to seven miles. We will be using the Lost Lake, Flat Woods, trail as well as part of the red trail to the four benches. Average time is between three and four hours.
Dogs, if well behaved, are welcome.
Children are welcome if they can handle a six-mile long hike.
Please note, as you are doing a Florida Trail chapter activity, it is not necessary to pay for admittance. If coming to area on another day, please be advised there is a $3/person fee (unless FL resident over 65). Self-pay station is found at beginning of trail. State trail is only open Friday through Monday.
Afterwards, come join us at Tapatio’s Restaurante Mexicano. Their address is 734 E Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33801.
BRING OR WEAR: Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots (no flip flops or barefoot), water, snacks and/or lunch, and insect protection.
It is NECESSARY to bring water. Bring at least two bottles OR equivalent in a hydropack.