Black Bear Wilderness Area, Sanford

4.7
#2 of 7 in Parks in Sanford
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4.8
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  • Loved this hike along the river. Lots of beautiful views amidst a nature walk. Kids and dogs can do the hike.  more »
  • Trail is a 7 mile loop through Florida wilderness. The entire trail isn't for everyone, there were a ton of tree roots and uneven trails, tree was down at one point blocking the path. Even if you don'...  more »
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  • Loved this trail! Very beautiful in the spring time, 14 boardwalks, and 7 miles worth of opportunities to see wildlife. Definitely one of my favorites! I did this hike by myself, and due to not being a regular hiker, I'm always extra alert and a bit nervous about my surroundings. I liked that this park is popular enough that I wasn't alone, but also there were long stretches of solitude which I appreciated. The trail is well kept, mile markers are at every half mile, and the boardwalks are very well kept and numbered.
  • I like this trail personally, but be aware there are a lot of roots and some dips that you would have to cross. Also it is a 7.1 mile loop trail and you cannot cut through the middle. The parking is small and not paved and it does fill up on the weekend. I loved this trail because of all the wildlife we got to see. We saw many different varieties but no bears, we also saw a huge gator that I took a picture of. Bring plenty of water!

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