Length: 2.1 miles
Fees / Permits: free
Difficulty: moderate to difficult
Bug factor: moderate
Restroom: at the trailhead
Open Wed-Sun. Trails are shared in part with off-road bicyclists and equestrians. There is extremely limited shade, so use sun protection.
From Florida’s Turnpike, take the SR 50 (Clermont / Winter Garden) exit and head 1.3 miles on SR 50 towards Clermont. Turn right on Lake Blvd, which quickly reaches CR 438 (Old SR 50). Turn left. After 1.9 miles, the road becomes CR 455. Follow it 3.3 miles, driving through Monteverde, where it makes a sharp left after you pass through town. The preserve entrance is on your right after you enter Ferndale.
|0.2||trail junction at hilltop|
|1.2||junction near old building|
|1.4||junction horse trail|
|2.0||junction horse trail|