Hiking The Arbuckle Tract Trail
The 16th most popular hiking trail in Florida.
Saturday 6 August 2016 03:42 GMT
Southeast of Tampa and Frostproof in Polk County, the Arbuckle Tract Trail (aka Reedy Creek Trail) is great for overnight and day hikes along ridge above Reedy Creek, Lake Arbuckle shore, and through rosemary, pine, and scrub oak on ancient sand dunes. This is also a 20 mile section of the Florida Trail.
The Arbuckle Tract was purchased under Floridas Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) Program between 1984 and 1986.
The Arbuckle Tract is located 5 miles south of the town of Frostproof on Lake Arbuckle Road.Access to the Arbuckle Tract is through the main entrance on Lake Arbuckle Road. In more detail, follow U.S. 27 south, past Lake Wales to Hwy. 630, then east aproximately ten miles, at Walk in Water Rd. Turn right to Lake Reedy Rd., then left to Arbuckle Rd. for the Arbuckle Tract.
Also, in the nearby Walk-In-The-Water Tract, there are two short hiking trails Scrub-Jay Loop Trail and the Bay Loop Trail. The trailhead is located off CR630 just west of Walk In The Water Road.
Overall, Arbuckle Tract Trail is the 16th most popular hiking trail of all 43 hikes in Florida. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Arbuckle Tract Trail including Caladesi Island State Park, Paynes Creek State Park and Alafia River State Park.