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Tenoroc Trail Offers Hiking Opportunities

Published on May 21, 2021

Did you know that the name Tenoroc spells Coronet backwards? The Tenoroc hiking trail is the site of a former Coronet Mining operation that began in the 1950s. The Tenoroc Fish Management area spreads over 1,000 acres of formerly mined property. The mostly flat trail extends 39 miles throughout this vast area.

This multi-use trail can be enjoyed for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The trail begins at Picnic Lake and travels past ponds and restored habitat, offering opportunities to see numerous birds, reptiles and mammals.

The property was last mined in 1977 and donated to the Florida Department of Natural Resources in 1982. The large borrow pits have been converted into deep water fishing areas. East of Lakeland, the trail is at 3829 Tenoroc Mine Road, off State Road 659 (Combee Road), 3.5 miles north of U.S. 92, or 2.5 miles south of I-4 in the Tenoroc Fish Management Area.