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“Beautiful place to hike/ride horse/bike”

Bayard Conservation Area
Reviewed 18 August 2016

There are two entrances to Bayard Conservation Area. If you are heading east on State Road 16 and pass the first one, the next one is a short distance down the road, on the right hand side. If you cross the Shads Bridge - you've passed both of them. Hiking the whole loop is 7 miles, and it's a gorgeous walk. On the east trailhead there is an observation tower. There are places to camp and picnic. They offer pumps for water but it's not recommended to drink so bring plenty of your own if you intend on walking the whole 7 miles (especially in this summer heat). It's a great place to spend the day. Check it out if you fancy a hike and are in the area.

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank RamonaL34
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

There are two entrances and trailheads right off SR 16 just before the Shands bridge. The best starting point is the John P Hall Nature Preserve parking area where you can follow the hiking trail. Keep in mind, the trail crosses many equestrian trails as well. As it was getting late, I didn't get too far but there is an observation tower within a mile of the starting point. Hopefully in the near future, I plan to go back and hike all 7-miles of the trail!

Date of experience: November 2015
4  Thank MrEdnWilbur
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