Hike Citrus Tract Withlacoochee State Forest & Lunch

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Let's celebrate National Trails Day June 1st!

Let's hike one of the more scenic hiking trails of the Withlacoochee State Forest on the Citrus Tract. The Citrus Tract has one of the largest trail loops in Florida (43 miles) our hike will be approximately 10-13 miles (route and distance subject to change. We will meet at Holder Mine and determine our route based on the weather -- please bring necessary rain gear and appropriate layers of clothing.

http://suncoast.floridatrail.org/web/citrus_map.php

http://floridahikes.com/citrus-hiking-trail

WHAT TO BRING
PLEASE BRING: 2 or more liters of water (REQUIRED). RECOMMENDED: Lunch, snacks, insect repellent, sunscreen and proper footwear. Parts of the trail will be shaded and parts will be sunny. Depending on weather conditions, the trail can get muddy or wet. The trail will have some elevation changes and roots so a hiking stick may be helpful. Restroom facilities are available in campground adjacent to the Holder Mine trailhead. This hike is considered strenuous level due to distance and elevation changes. Please be in good physical condition.

Carpooling - Encouraged due to limited parking. If you would like to carpool please post a comment.

Small game hunting--is permitted in Citrus Tract January through March. It is recommended to wear bright-colored clothing, orange or light green.

DIRECTIONS

From Lake Mary, take I-4 west to the Florida Turnpike exit. Continue on the Turnpike north 70 miles until merging into I-75 north. Use the two right lanes to exit 329 SR-44 Wildwood. Continue west SR-44 west until you reach Pleasant Grove Rd. Turn left to continue south until you reach Trail 10. Turn right on Trail 10 heading west; continue onto dirt road entering forest. Trailhead kiosk will be on south (left) side of road opposite side of campground.

LUNCH (optional)

For those interested, we can grab lunch after the hike.