Trail Information -
• Flatwoods White Blazed Trail (1.5 miles) – This is a short, true loop, that winds through the pine flatwoods and palmettos; a certain portion of trail is a dirt road. It is a very nice, short hike. A portion of the trail to the East is shared with the orange and yellow trails, so you will not only see white blazes, but also orange and yellow. Just concentrate on the white blazes and you will be fine.
• Crabgrass Creek Loop Yellow Blazed Trail (2.5 miles) – As the name of the trail implies, the only loop section of the trail is down at Crabgrass Creek. You find the trailhead right outside the parking area; it is shared with the orange and white blazed trail. You will follow it down to where you enter the Crabgrass Creek Corridor (along with the orange trail, so both blazes are present). Stay to the left to enter Crabgrass Creek. You will then follow the yellow blazes through the woods (some might be faded, so if you don’t see the next one, backup and check around). The FTA has provided a wooden bridge to cross the creek. Eventually you will come to a road, bear to the right and then follow the road out of the creek corridor, watching for the yellow trail blazes to right. Don’t get confused with the orange trail, which branches off to the left and continues along the creek. The trail will now intersect at the spot you entered the creek corridor (this is the end of the loop portion of the trail), just follow the yellow blazes back to the parking area. Depending on the season, the creek area may be wet and buggy.
• Triple N Loop Orange Blazed Trail (7.5 miles) – This loop takes you out and around the Triple N Ranch. You will pass through pine flatwoods, oak groves, palmettos, grass and a creek corridor. It is a true loop, starting outside the parking area on RT192. You can start the hike from either the East or West sides, I highly recommend you start from the West side because that is the more open section and does get hotter as the sun gets higher in the sky. A certain section of the trail (East side) is shared with the other two trails in the area so you will at times see three sets of blazes (orange, yellow and white), just focus on the orange ones. About a third of the trail passes through the Crabgrass Creek corridor, this to me is the prettiest section. There is a small trail (blazed blue) which leaves the orange trail in the creek corridor section which will take you to a picnic table. Here you can take a break and eat your lunch if you so desire. At times you might not spot the next blaze, just go back to last blaze found and look around. Also note that the Cathi Riley dedicated section of the trail can be found in the creek corridor section of the trail. Depending on the season, the creek area could be wet and buggy. A fair portion of the trail is open, so make sure you wear some sunscreen.
Some GPS Coordinates -
• Main Entrance (off RT192) – N28 07.836 W81 01.239
• All Trailheads – N28 07.818 W81 01.221
• Blue Trail Start/End – N28 06.664 W81 01.711
• Picnic Table – N28 06.778 W81 01.829
• Cathi Riley Dedicated Trail East/West - N28 07.102 W81 01.162/ N28 07.039 W81 02.509
• Footbridge – N28 07.150 W81 01.019
You will find more information here –
• You can see other pictures of the area at - Triple N Ranch Pictures – you could try the “Launch Slideshow” function to loop through them
• My hikes can be viewed/downloaded at –
~ Flatwoods White Blazed Trail Click Here
~ Crabgrass Creek Loop Yellow Blazed Trail Click Here
~ Triple N Loop Orange Blazed Trail Click Here
Some Pictures (Click to Enlarge) -
Information and Signin Area -