Providing access to the floodplain forest along Lake Mary Jane, the Green Trail is one of two separate trails through the 550-acre Isle of Pine Preserve, tucked away at the south end of the Isle of Pine subdivision. In addition to views across Lake Mary Jane, a highlight of this hike is the bog at the south end, where large carnivorous sundew plants thrive.
Length: 1.3 miles
Lat-Long: 28.361879, -81.172313
Type: round-trip with loop
Fees / Permits: free
Bug factor: moderate
The preserve is open sunrise to sunset. Dogs are not 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.