Trip report

Florida Trail Hike - Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve

Hiking/Walk DATE: 02/19/2019 - 02/19/2019

Trip/Event Location: Lake Wales, FL

Trip Leader(s): dnaturist

Max # People: 8

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

This will be a one-way, east to west hike on the Florida Trail through the Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve. The hike will require a vehichle shuttle. 


The 10.8 mile... Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The meeting place for this hike will be Jimmy's Truck Stop on SR 60. The address and phone number for Jimmy's are listed below:


Jimmy's Truck Stop

14907 SR 60

Lake Wales, Florida 33898


Phone Number - (863) 692-9125


We will be leaving the truck stop at 9:00 AM sharp for the trailheads. Please arrive early for meeting directions and breakfast. 

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

This was a sunny 11.6 mile hike in Florida dry prairie. We had a total of three shade trees over the course of the hike.

The first half of the hike went right through the center of the park. It was a broad well maintained hard pack with well mowed shoulders. The second half of the hike ran along the north boundry of the park (with private pasture) and then into pasture which was wet.


During the hike we spooked a crested caracara, a large bird of prey.


There were two of us on this hike which took 4 hours and 50 minutes. The hike ended near Losk S65-A which had to be crossed to get over the Kissimmee River.

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • I'm sorry I missed the hike. Looked like a good time! I will definitely go next time around! How fabulous you went hiking in a kilt! How fun! - marcuscolina
  • Surprised you kept your kilt on! - doc

Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

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