Old Spanish Way
This 4.8 mile trail will take you through sandy hammocks, pinelands, and flatwoods. You will see many sinkholes and ponds and will pass through an area of pineland that’s currently being restored to its natural condition after being devastated by a southern pine beetle infestation several years ago. This trail is named for a 17th century spanish mission, San Francisco de Potano, the site of which is located in the eastern section of San Felasco Hammock. A bench overlooking a pond resides along the trail, providing hikers a shaded spot to rest during their trek.
(blue blazes, ▲ on map, ~3hr hike)
For your safety & enjoyment
Be sure to allow plenty of time to walk the rails.
Dress appropriately for the weather conditions and wear comfortable close-toed shoes.
Insect repellent, particularly in the summer months, is highly recommended.
Pets must remain on a hand-held leash at all times. This is for the safety of your pet, other hikers, and wildlife you may encounter.
Take drinking water for both you and your pet. There may not always be a source to replenish your supply of drinking water.
Horses and bicycles are not permitted on the hiking trails.