7.13.19 Hike at Saddle Creek section of Tenoroc WMA

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Tenoroc FMA Saddle Creek Tract

3701-3899 Morgan Combee Rd · Lakeland, FL

How to find us

Saddle Creek County Park, 3716 Morgan Combee Rd, Lakeland, FL. Note address is for county office. Please follow signs for Nature Trail. State hiking trail access parking lot is on left and before Nature trail. We will be meeting in the parking lot.

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Details

This is a Heartland Chapter of the Florida Trail Association (FTA) hiking activity opened to the public. FTA membership is not required to participate. Membership in the Florida Trail Association helps us in our efforts to build, protect and promote the Florida National Scenic Trail. For FTA membership information please visit https://www.floridatrail.org/make-a-difference/become-a-member/

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 five to six 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.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH HIKER:
Minimum 2 liters of water per person.
No bare feet, flip flops, or open-toed footwear.
Insect protection.
Snacks

CHILDREN are welcome provided they can hike a 7 mile long hike. Children not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian will need to have a permission slip from a parent or their legal guardian.

Dogs, if well behaved, are welcome.

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.