12176-12998 Clapp Simms Duda Rd., Orlando, FL 32832
8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
Organizations, Outdoors | Recreation, Hiking
The Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club promotes recreational walking for fun, fitness and friendship. They will host a wilderness walk in Orlando on Saturday, October 19, 2013, starting at Split Oak Forest Mitigation Park Wildlife & Environmental Area, Orlando, FL.
Though the Start Point does not have a postal address, 12176-12998 Clapp Simms Duda Rd., Orlando, FL 32832 will direct participants to ¼ mile of the event location.
GPS Coordinates are: N28 21.202 W81 12.667.
Participants may register and start the walk any time between 8:30 & 10:00am. Walkers should plan so they can finish by 1:00pm.
The walk is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association and is open to the public. The distance is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles); and a shorter 6 kilometer (3.5 miles) trail will be available.
Walkers are given a guide with detailed written instructions and are welcome to walk with a group, a companion, or by themselves. The trail is not suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Pets are not allowed. Please carry water. No facilities in the park.
This 1,700-acre forest is adjacent to two very picturesque lakesâ€”Lakes Hart and Mary Jane. It is named for a 200 year-old oak tree which split in half about 60 years ago due to the weight of its own branches. The habitat here is classic to Central Florida and includes cypress swamps, pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and marshland.