Wild River and Wild Ocean: Jupiter to Stuart Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This 35-mile inland and coastal drive travels to a national wildlife refuge. It visits a lush state park on the Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. And it also takes you to a unique geological feature at the oceanfront, and a historic site associated with an 18th-century shipwreck. This inland and coastal drive begins in a little-known national wildlife refuge in southeastern Florida that has rare sand pine and scrub oak forest along a relatively undeveloped section of US 1.
It then travels to an inland river preserve in mangrove wetlands that also spans a rare, dry world called sand scrub habitat. It continues to visit historic sites and parks on two barrier islands, including an 1860 lighthouse, an unusual ocean rock formation, and a restored federal House of Refuge, built in 1875 for shipwreck survivors. Special features: Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Hobe Sound Nature Center, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Loxahatchee River and Canoe Trail, Loxahatchee Queen II river ride to Trapper Nelson Jungle Cabin, Florida National Scenic Trail, Jupiter Island, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hutchinson Island, House of Refuge, Elliott Museum, canoeing, biking, birding, hiking, beachcombing."