Black Bear Wilderness Area Loop Trail

The trail at Black Bear Wilderness Area is an almost 7.5 mile loop near Sanford, FL. This is definitely one of the more challenging hikes we’ve done, since the trail is very narrow and sometimes isn’t there at all (due to animals digging holes in it or the ground just giving way). As trails in Florida go, this one required the most amount of “climbing” we’ve done so far — some of the tree roots obstruct the path that much. At times it really felt like being in a jungle too, it just felt really tropical in a way that the trails further north in Florida don’t.