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​High Ridge Scrub

7300 High Ridge Road, 1/2 mile south of Hypoluxo Road

      Picture of a paved accessible trail through the pine trees to a shade shelter at High Ridge Scrub Natural Area

Hike uphill on the sandy trails that make up a former sand dune - the Florida Coastal Ridge

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Gopher tortoise haven

The 39-acre High Ridge Scrub Natural Area protects plants and animals that live in scrub habitat. Many of these species are protected, including the gopher tortoise. Other animals observed on the site include gulf fritillary butterfly, cicada, yellow garden spider, and American kestrel.


  • Silkgrass Trail (paved) 0.25 miles
  • Gulf Fritillary (sandy) 1.5 miles