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Palm Beach County's Natural Areas Will Remain Closed Until Further Notice

Based on Palm Beach County (PBC) Emergency Order No. 2020-003, effective immediately, all PBC Natural Areas are closed to the public until further notice.  This order will remain in effect until the expiration of Palm Beach County's Declaration of Emergency or until terminated or amended by further order.

PBC's Department of Environmental Resources Management will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area and will communicate any changes in the status of our PBC Natural Areas as those changes are made. 

Please be safe and continue to monitor our social media (@PBCERM on Facebook and Instagram) and website ( or for updates on the status of our PBC Natural Areas.  For updates on other PBC operations and services, please visit the county's dedicated COVID-19 page:


 Hypoluxo Scrub

150 Hypoluxo Road, Hypoluxo

Picture of the observation platform tower that overlooks Hypoluxo Scrub Natural Area

ADA Accessible Paved Nature Trails Natural Surface Hiking Trails Information Signs Parking lot Wildlife Viewing

Climb to the top of the observation tower to see the home of the Barefoot Mailman

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Take a step back in history

At one time, southeast Florida's coastline was a patchwork of upland and wetland habitats spanning the western side of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge.  When you visit this 98-acre remnant of those habitats, be on the lookout for the resident gopher tortoises in the scrub and scrubby flatwoods, or follow the Eastern Pondhawk hiking trail to spot a wading bird foraging in the restored wetland.     


  • Cottonweed Trail (Paved) 0.25 miles
  • Eastern Pondhawk Trail (Sandy) 1.5 miles
  • Covered observation tower with timeline display of historical events
  • Restored wetland (2 acres) 

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