Experience one of Florida’s last remaining mature forests with a visit to San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Since the park features limestone formations and changes in elevation, several types of hardwood trees thrive within its boundaries. Pay a visit to this park so your four legged companion can let their inner tree hugger shine.
The park has been strategically designed to separate
different types of trail users. Equestrian and bike trails are limited to the
northern third of the park, while the hiking trails wander around the southern
portion. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please respect this system and
only take your doggo on the hiking trails.
Access to the hiking trails is found off Millhopper Road.
From here you will have a few hikes to choose from. Moonshine Creek Trail
wanders through thick groves of turkey oak, slash pine, spruce pine, and
hickories. This mile long trail follows a creek through a shady ravine. Creek Sink
Trail runs 2.3 miles through swamps and bottomland forest. For a hike that
lasts nearly five miles, opt for Old Spanish Way. This gorgeous trail meanders
through sandy hammocks, pinelands and around some ponds. At 5.8 miles, Spring
Grove Trail is the longest hike. This trail leads through more puptastic
hammock scenery. No matter which trail you take, always carry some clean up
bags and stoop and scoop when necessary.
The muggy air can be a lot for your furry hiking partner.
Be sure to bring more than enough water on your hike since water sources may
not be available in the park. And it wouldn’t hurt to bring some trail snacks
for both you and your pup. Also, if you happen to be hiking during the summer,
don’t leave home without bug spray. The beautiful surroundings and pawsome
trails make this park one place your doggo won’t fur-get!