With a physically separate trailhead from the main portion of Isle of Pine Preserve, the Green Trail is the shorter and lesser used of the trails in the preserve.
This 1.4 mile loop and round trip provides a walk through a pine forest edging Lake Mary Jane.
In addition to views across the lake, wildflower enthusiasts can look for carnivorous plants in acidic bogs among the pines.
Access to this trail is clearly marked at the south end of the Isle of Pine subdivision, with limited parking.
Resources for exploring the area
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Length: 1.3 mile round-trip with loop
Trailhead: 28.361879, -81.172313
Land manager: Orange County
The preserve is open sunrise to sunset.
Bicycles are not allowed, but leashed dogs are permitted.
From Orlando, follow SR 528 (Beachline Expressway) east past the Orlando International Airport. Take the exit for Narcoossee Rd (CR 15). Drive south 2.8 miles to Moss Park Road. Turn left, and follow Moss Park Road 4.5 miles to where you can see the park entrance. Turn left and follow Lake Mary Jane Road until it ends. Parking is limited.
The trail system follows a series of old roads paralleling Lake Mary Jane. Be sure to take the loop towards the shoreline for a view of the lake.
Walk beyond the tiny loop at the end of the trail to visit the bog, which has a nice collection of sundews.
Visit the main trail at Isle of Pine Preserve
Our photos from the Isle of Pine Preserve Green Trail
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