The heart of Okeechobee cattle country, Basinger is a historic town just east of the Kissimmee River. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of exploring a new section of the Florida Trail which passes through Basinger, skirting the village itself to provide hikers with breathtakingly beautiful scenery along Chandler Slough, a cypress-lined tributary of the Kissimmee River.
The prairies attract sandhill cranes – and there are cow pies to dodge – but the beauty of this Florida Trail section lies in its spectacular oak hammocks, perfect for camping. I’ve just added this 4.3 mile segment of the Florida Trail to the Florida Hikes! repertoire. Learn more!