Open for free, seven days a week, during daylight hours sunrise-sunset, two trails provide visitors with a chance to experience a variety of habitats on Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. The trails and short boardwalk were funded by private donations from Marge Duncan, Safari Club International, and the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge.
The trails are located about a quarter mile north of the intersection of State Road 29 and I-75. Look for a wide open gate and brown hiking trail signs on the west side of SR29 just past the I-75 junction. Note that the hiking trails and their parking lot are south of the Refuge Headquarters office. No public access is currently offered from the Headquarters location.
Available year round. Plan to spend at least 45 minutes to complete your hike. A small pavilion with shaded benches sits just short of halfway along the hike. Prepare for buggy and wet conditions in the summer. Singletrack natural terrain loop appropriate for novice-intermediate hikers. Vegetation may encroach on the well-marked path in the summer. An interpretive kiosk and portalet bathroom facility are available at the trailhead.
Available year round for a short stroll. Prepare for buggy conditions in the summer. Accessible gravel-surface loop appropriate guests with wheels and novice walkers. Three interpretive panels complement an interpretive kiosk at the trail head. A portalet bathroom facility is available at the trailhead.
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