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Split Oak Forest - Things to Do

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Explore a network of unimproved roads and more than nine miles of marked trails through a variety of habitats.

Wildlife Viewing

Man on observation platform

Wildlife viewing opportunities at this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site are best along the hiking trail system, and at overlooks and pasture areas. Visitors have an opportunity to see gopher tortoises, eastern indigo snakes, fox squirrels, butterflies, woodpeckers, kestrels and a variety of resident and seasonal songbirds. Visit the Wildlife page for more details.

Hiking and Horseback Riding

dirt track for equestrians and hikers

More than nine miles of marked trails wind through a variety of natural communities and feature short spur trails to scenic overlooks, offering opportunities for both hiking and horseback riding. Hikes and trail rides are most pleasant in the cooler, winter months.