First day hike at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park

December 3, 2017

January 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

First day hike at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park Jan. 1
Time: 8 a.m.
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park invites you to be among the first hikers along a proposed (unnamed) trail on January 1, 2018 at 8 a.m. as part of the national First Day Hikes program.
Participants will meet at the parking area behind the ranger station, 2860 Ponce de Leon Springs Rd, Ponce de Leon, FL. From there all participants will use their own vehicles to travel to another portion of the park property where they will park and begin the hike.
This is a moderate hike, 1.4 miles long and expected to take about an hour to complete. Sections may be wet or submerged depending on seasonal conditions.
All ages welcome. Pets are also invited, but must abide by park pet regulations.
Additional Information:
Trails are along existing forest service roads, and as such are fairly level. Wheeled mobility aids may have difficulty traversing sections of the trail unless designed for off hard surface use. It is mostly wide paths with a mixture of mowed grass and sandy/packed dirt areas, but may have branches, briars or other small obstructions so closed toe shoes are advised. Also, the trail crosses two low water areas, while they are currently dry, they may be a few feet wide and several inches of running water after heavy rains.
Bring what you’d normally take on a hike of this duration, such as a bottle of water, a snack, bug spray, etc. Weather appropriate clothing is suggested.
With this being a proposed trail, we’ll be inviting the participants to make suggestions and recommendations as to what markers, structures (such as locations for benches and trash cans), and informational signage they’d like to see along the path. So please bring your hiking experiences with you to share.
Participation Requirements
Park entrance fees are waived for participants.
Driving Directions: Ponce de Leon Springs State Park Area is located one half mile south of U.S. 90 on C.R. 181A in Ponce de Leon, Fla. Click here for map
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park, 2860 Ponce de Leon Springs Road, Ponce de Leon, Florida 32455
Phone: 850-836-4281