Linked into a series of loops through upland habitats perfect for gopher tortoises, the Blue Trail is the main access point for hiking and horseback riding at Isle of Pine Preserve.
The preserve lies beyond the southeast edge of the Isle of Pine subdivision, where pines, scrub forest, and cypress domes dominate the open landscape.
Watch for bald eagles circling overhead and osprey winging their way between the nearby lakes.
Resources for exploring the area
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Length: 1.8 miles
Trailhead: 28.362015, -81.163210
Address: 14032 Lacebark Pine Rd, Orlando
Land manager: Orange County
The preserve is open sunrise to sunset. Leashed dogs permitted.
Bicycles are not allowed, but equestrians are welcome.
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 for 2.6 miles to Capri Road. Turn left and follow Capri Road onto Lacebark Pine Road. The trailhead is just past Canary Pine Court, and is roomy enough for horse trailers.
The trail system makes a loop through pine flatwoods and scrub, reaching a fence line with an orange grove at its far point.
The footpath is an old road, marked with arrow markers.
Visit the Green Trail at Isle of Pine Preserve
Our photos from the Isle of Pine Preserve Blue Trail
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