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Micco Bluff Road Reroute

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On March 31st 2018, the FTA celebrated the opening of a new section of the Florida Trail along the Kissimmee River with a ribbon cutting and inaugural hike. This reroute has eliminated 8 miles of road walk on Micco Bluff Road. The new section of trail is 11.9 miles in length between Micco Landing Trailhead and Oak Creek Trailhead. The trail offers an incredibly scenic path through iconic natural communities in Central Florida, including oak hammocks, cow pasture, prairie and marsh.

The reroute was first scouted after the large shift in the Florida Trail from the west side of the Kissimmee River to the east in 2015. Since then, the completion of this reroute can be attributed to over 30 volunteers in the Tropical Trekkers chapter, the Florida Conservation Corps, and support from South Florida Water Management District and FTA staff. Our records indicate that over 500 volunteer hours have been dedicated to this reroute.

User resources along the trail include Oak Creek campsite (1 mile west of the Oak Creek trailhead) and access to water from the Kissimmee River approximately 1 mile south of the campsite. A KMZ of this route is available by emailing kellyw@floridatrail.org. The former road walk has been blazed white and remains an alternative route during high water.

For a map and additional information on this new section of trail, visit our Trail Closures and Notices page.