Ocean to Lake Trail
Starting at the sandy shores of Hobe Sound Beach and ending at Lake Okeechobee at Port Mayaca, the 63-mile Ocean to Lake Trail is a new spur of the Florida Trail under development. Portions of the trail are complete and open to the public in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Corbett WMA, and Dupuis Reserve. In February 2004, a group of Florida Trail members backpacked the planned route and made suggestions as to the final routing. Working in conjunction with Palm Beach County, Martin County, South Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the Army Corps of Engineers, volunteers from the Florida Trail Association have been flagging and constructing the route. There are still several obstacles to overcome, including bridging river and canal crossings and finalizing preferred routings in several places, as well as waiting for the public opening of Riverbend County Park. But the trail is well on its way to completion, and we thank Palm Beach and Martin Counties for being strong supporters of this effort for nearly a decade, working together to establish a unbroken greenway of public lands along the county borders.
To enjoy a virtual hike down the Ocean to Lake Trail, visit our PHOTO ALBUM on the Florida Trail website.