Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

 

Belmore State Forest - Satsuma Tract

 

Location and Hiking Trail Maps with Nature Viewing Information and Photos

Clay County

Between Keystone Heights and Middleburg, Florida

Entry Fee: None

Offical Website: Florida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Traffic: Light

 

Get ready for some nature viewing and time alone on this web of winding trails, rail trails, and abandoned roads near the Penney Farms Forestry Station and acquired under the Florida Forever program.

 

Parking is simple. Just 1/4 of a mile east of the forestry station, there's a well-maintained dirt road that leads back about 1000 feet to a grassy parking area with an adjacent covered picnic area with tables and a grill. There's ample parking, but don't be surprised to have the place to yourself. While Belmore State Forest Ates Creek Tract just to south is popular for picnics, the Satsuma Tract discussed here is barely used yet well-maintained.

 

From there, you have 3 trail heads to choose from. Trails consist of winding paths through the woods, former roads out of use, and an old rail line. There are uncounted miles to explore - and you could explore for days. My hike of 5.5 miles as a loop (leaving one of the three trail heads and returning on another)  is a good starting point. The views range from open fields to dense, subtropical forest. Dogs on leashes are welcome, as are off-road biking and horseback riding. The trails themselves consist of packed earth and hard dirt road, but with some stretches of very soft sand and cobblestone, so bikers may prefer to stay on the old roads.

 

Overall, this is a wonderful and under-utilized place for hiking and nature viewing well away from the noise of traffic.

 

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Hiking and Riding Map of Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract - PDF map of trail hike

 

Interactive Map of trail at AllTrails - Web and Mobile App

 

Find below pictures and a Google Map.

 

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

 

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

A straight shot east through the pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

 

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest
Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest in Clay County, Florida

 

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

 

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Hiking Trails wind through Belmore State Forest with plenty of birding opportunities

 

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna away from the noise of humans and their traffic

 

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Sweet sand on some trails may prove prohibitive to enjoyable biking, but there are other trails to choose from

 

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

 

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Leaf galls, here on a Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) may contain wasp larvae, but these likely contain mites

 

 

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Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract
Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Bryan Lindenberger
Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract

Map of Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract Hiking Trail

Picnic in the shade at Belmore State Forest Satsuma Tract in Middleburg, Clay County, Florida

Hiking through pines at Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Rail tail in the open sun at Belmore State Forest

Land Bridge over Bull Creek, Belmore State Forest, Clay County, Florida

Hiking Trail at Belmore State Forest

Belmore State Forest offers a diversity of flora and fauna

Belmore State Forest, Satsuma Tract

Symphyotrichum pilosum - White Oldfield or Frost Aster

Leaf Gall on Live Oak

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images