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Florida is one of the most visited places in the world!
Florida is known for it's white sandy beaches, hurricanes and attractions like Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld.
But there is another wilder side of Florida. The Everglades, Wildlife Management Areas and Preserves.
The hiking season usually lasts from October to about May. May 15th begins our wet season and this is not a good time to go backpacking or hiking. The humidity rises and the bugs come out!
During the dry season, temperatures are lower with low humidity.
Summer weather is very unpredictable. Be ready for rain at any time.
Rainy Day in Florida
Hickory Hammock Trail
One of the best hiking trails in Florida in my opinion is the Hickory Hammock Trail! It is just north of the city of Okeechobee on route 98 and has wonderful oak trees and lots of shade.
It is managed by the South Florida Water Management District. You can just park on route 98 and backpack in. There is camping for hikers as well as anyone who wants to stay in the campsite for horse owners or RV's.
Be sure to bring water or drinks and food because there are none of these available here.
For important updates prior to your hike, check the trailhead kiosk.
Spruce Bluff South AIS Trail is a nice hike right in the city of Port Saint Lucie!
Seminole Rest is very scenic with a nice walk and right by the water!
The best place to see wildlife is along the Black Point Wildlife Drive.
Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area comprises more than 63,000 acres of southern Osceola County, 25 miles southeast of St. Cloud, Florida.
This 80-acre site, Paleo Hammock Preserve, preserves a unique hammock with archaeological significance.
George E. LeStrange Preserve is a 94 acre site that contains a large catch and release lake, canoe & kayak launch and 1 mile of interpretive trail that runs along Ten Mile Creek.
Check back often because I will be adding more Florida hikes and adventures soon!
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