5931 Hammock Road
Sebring, FL 33872
Hammock State Park is officially designated as part of Florida’s
Statewide Greenways and Trails System. When Florida’s
state park system was established in 1935, Highlands Hammock
was one of four original state parks created by the Civilian
Conservation Corps. This jewel is home to beautiful virgin
hardwood hammock forest. Enhancing the diversity of experience
for trail-goers, the park also encompasses other natural
communities, including cypress swamp, pine flatwoods, sand
pine scrub, bayheads and marsh.
Activities: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Biking, Equestrian
Fee: Park Admission
Nearby Towns: Sebring
nature trails (walking/hiking), total of 3.3 miles
double-track trails, over 8 miles
park loop drive, 3 miles
Eight separate nature trails meander through the park, offering
hikers views of the park’s various natural communities. One
of the most popular is the Cypress Swamp Trail which provides a
boardwalk tour of a pristine cypress swamp.
park’s paved loop drive provides a pleasant ride for bicyclists
to experience the park’s beautiful namesake hardwood hammock
park’s double-track unpaved trails provide are well suited
for horseback riding, and in some locations, for mountain biking
and hiking. Proof of recent negative Coggins test prior to horseback
riding is required. Contact the park for details regarding equestrian
trails and facilities.
From US 27 in Sebring, head west on CR 634/Hammock Road until you
enter the park.
Visit the Highlands
Hammock State Park web page at Florida State Parks