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“Apoxee Trail makes for easy and scenic light hike”

Apoxee Wilderness Trail
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

First visit to Apoxee Park (pronounced 'Ah-po-ee') as a tourist and enjoyed it. There is a short paved trail (Butterfly Orchid Trail) mostly shaded that would be ideal for small children, strollers or wheelchairs. Aptly named, we did see a few different butterflies.

The longer and more "rustic" trail is the Apoxee Trail. This is a 2.5 mile trail (not a loop) that is a combination of boardwalks, dirt and sand, and some muddy spots. I have read that your feet will get wet on this trail, but we went in March and it was fine. Trail is easy, flat and well marked. The trail has a variety of woodlands, swamp and open meadows. The swamps are very striking with their dead trees, moss and water reflections. We did not see much wildlife, but we hiked in the middle of the day and there were also many mountain bikers around. Going at dusk or dawn may yield better results.

As hikers, we really enjoyed this scenic trail and will return again when back in FL.

3  Thank NekoCat
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

I was told about this great mountain bike trail area. Truly be ready for "sugar sand, roots, muddy puddles, gravel and BEAUTY". If you don't want to bike then there is a great nature trek with two routes to choose from.

Some bridges, mostly natural paths, NOT for young children as one needs to "stay on the path" we are talking "natural habitats" and gators, otters, Herons,.. can be a few feet away; "they can see you" and maybe you not them till they "leap", exactly what happened to me in one spot and it scared the crap out of me! :0)

One area was full of tall pines and was able to film the wind in those trees. It was surreal. Totally brought me back to my childhood days hiking in the woods of New England. Yet around the corner one could see starkly; we are in the everglades! Can't wait to go back, heard it will be closed this Feb 2 until late Sept for renovations so better get there soon! OH and don't forget to hydrate yourself, bring plenty of h20 5 mile hike

Two "Porta toilets" before entry of trail. One garbage can, neatly kept up, of course wouldn't venture in those toilets unless desperate. There is a plaza 2 miles down the road. Some parts are "marshy" where good fitting shoes you don't mind getting wet.

6  Thank sisbe
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