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Paleo Hammock Preserve

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Worth the trip, great for hiking, birding, riding, and much more!

Visited the Preserve on Thanksgiving with my mom. Arrived around 9am. There is plenty of parking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cocoa, Florida
Another hidden gem.

Perhaps I'm just spoiled by the trails in the Treasure Coast, but we stumbled upon this one, when... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 weeks ago
“Worth the trip, great for hiking, birding, riding, and much more!”
5 Mar 2018
“Another hidden gem. ”
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8551 Carlton Rd, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987-3222
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Preserve on Thanksgiving with my mom. Arrived around 9am. There is plenty of parking, a great map of all the connecting areas to explore and marked trails. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the Preserve. It is obvious the staff puts a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Perhaps I'm just spoiled by the trails in the Treasure Coast, but we stumbled upon this one, when our GPS led us astray, trying to find another trail. This one was a great substitute.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

I was able to hike the trails here before the summer rains came. Trails are well marked some run beside canals inhabited by alligators of various sizes. You can see cattle in the distance along with lots of birds. Hiking in May was hot and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 411margaretb
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The Hammock Preserve is a beautiful and peaceful area off Carlton Road. If you go in the summertime it is best early in the morning. You'll see many species of beautiful butterflies and birds.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank dpoin21
Reviewed 12 August 2015

a great park to utilize photography shots. beautiful greenery and some water on a canal. of course be careful of the bugs, and mosquitos. you can hike thru the woods and also have a picnic.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank paws0810
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I have been on several ranger led hikes here. some hammock areas and reclaimed pastures. Mostly natural area, no facilities.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Gary R
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Nicely laid out trails, but parts may flood and/or be very soggy in wet season. Ranger-led hikes offered on occasion, by reservation. Location is a bit out of the way, and be sure you finish up before nightfall. Lots of varied flora and birds, and...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 17 December 2014

I visited Paleo Hammock Preserve with friends. One is an avid birder and photographer. He selected this location based on input from local birders. It was very picturesque, quiet, with many different bird species. We were the only visitors at that time. To me this...More

Date of experience: November 2014
4  Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

I took my four kids here on a school holiday and we all enjoyed it. The trails are nice and open, there is a small tower to climb for a view, and there are many native plants. I was surprised at how few invasives and...More

12  Thank Deb L
Reviewed 11 January 2013

This is a wonderful walk. There are beautiful trees and flowers. Lots of butterflies are flying around! We even saw wild pig tracks!! Really enjoyed this!

Date of experience: December 2012
13  Thank April D
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Michelle U
29 August 2015|
Response from paws0810 | Reviewed this property |
they opened in the morning around 9 - there were three times to horseback 9 pm one pm three pm