Split Oak Forest184 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Clapp Simms Duda Rd, Orlando, FL 32832, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4072546840
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Forest, Park, Wildlife Park, Lake, Nature
Orlando is surrounded by picturesque spaces that offer rejuvenation and recluse from an otherwise busy city of Orlando. The Split Oak Forest Mitigation Park is a nature’s haven that surrounds two lakes—Lakes Hart and Mary Jane—and also a county park, Moss Park. The park has been interestingly named after its giant, 200-year old oak tree that was split about 50 years ago and continues to grow even till today. Full of wild trails to walk down on and varied terrain, this attraction makes up for one of the important attractions of Orlando.
Split Oak Forest Travel Tips
- There are two viewing platforms/overlooks along the hiking trail - one on the South Trail and one on the Lake Loop overlooking Bonnet Pond.
Entrance Ticket Details For Split Oak Forest
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Split Oak Forest
- Rent a car from city centre.
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1.36% of people who visit Orlando include Split Oak Forest in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
50% of people start their Split Oak Forest visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Split Oak Forest
60% of people prefer walking in order to reach Split Oak Forest
Split Oak Forest Reviews & Ratings
Like hiking here. Lots of the trails are exposed to the sun and sandy so bring plenty of water and a hat. The piers by the lakes are serene and peaceful. Parking is free so if you're willing (and the 0.5 mile connecting trail isn't flooded) you can walk over to Moss Park as well. Also the Back to Nature animal rehabilitation center is right next door. PS there is more than one split oak tree, including one in Moss Park, so see if you can find it!
We were disappointed to see that dogs aren't allowed in this park but we do understand. The area is beautiful but as others have said, lots of sugar sand and scrub forest. Certain portions don't have a lot of cover so it wouldn't hurt to bring a large sun hat. Lots of active wild life, definitely not somewhere you want to get lost in when the sun goes down.
Great trails for hiking and a newly refurbished outlook, provided by a young man earning his Eagle rank with Boy Scouts.
Nice natural trails through hot, sandy Florida. Several lovely ponds. Access to lakes almost always flooded. Can use trail to connect to Moss Park. No restrooms and limited parking.
Solid park. Trail is mostly good for running with pretty clear signage, but the soft sand is killer at points. Will definitely be back for a run.