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Seminole State Forest Ribbon Cutting and Hike

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Cassia Trailhead

Brantley Branch Road

Eustis, FL 32736

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Join us in celebrating the opening of a new section of the Florida Trail in Seminole State Forest!

On November 2nd, 2019 the Florida Trail Association will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural hike of a new constructed trail section. We are thrilled to share that this 5.3 mile reroute will remove 3.5 miles of road walk from the Florida Trail.

The event will be held at the Cassia Trailhead, located off of Brantley Branch Road, 0.1 miles east of State Road 44 in Eustis.

Event Schedule

10:00 AM Event begins. Enjoy coffee, refreshments, pastries and fruit. We will also feature tabling displays from a few of our partner organizations.

10:15 - 10:45 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

11:00 AM Hike kick off. Biologist Ralph Risch will join the hike, stopping along the way to point out distinct species and ecosystems for those interested.

Hike Information

We will offer two different options for the hike. See the map below.

Option 1 (Shorter Hike): From Cassia Trailhead to the Orianne Center. This will include 1.5 miles on the blue spur from Cassia, then 2.25 miles on the new trail section for a total of 3.75 miles. Shuttle available at the Orianne Center to bring hikers back to the Cassia Trailhead.

Option 2 (Full Hike): From Cassia Trailhead to Coconut Ave. This will include 1.5 miles on the blue spur from Cassia, then the entire 5.3 mile new trail section for a total of 6.8 miles. Shuttle available at Coconut Ave to bring hikers back to the Cassia Trailhead.


Come prepared with your own lunch and at least two liters of water. We reccommend wearing closed toe shoes. It is possible that the trail will be wet or muddy.

Alternatively, participants can just attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and skip the hike.

Please let us know your plans by following the registration link on this page and filling out the form so we can adequately prepare for shuttling and breakfast quantities.

Any questions? Reach out to FTA staff member Kelly Wiener at kellyw@floridatrail.org or 518-369-9057.

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Cassia Trailhead

Brantley Branch Road

Eustis, FL 32736

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