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 Natural Areas Are Set to Re-Open

In accordance with Palm Beach County Emergency Order 2020-005, on Wednesday, 4/29/2020 ERM staff will begin re-opening Natural Areas to the public.

HOWEVER THIS DOES NOT MEAN RECREATION AS USUAL.

All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Order 2020-005.

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH BOTH AT THE LINKS PROVIDED BELOW AND

 Wear face coverings, recreate in groups less than 10, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet apart while on the trails, and avoid touching common surfaces such as handrails, benches, etc. to be safe while visiting.

 

 

 ​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.

Features

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

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