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All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Orders.


 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.

Palm Beach County Emergency Orders

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Guidelines


​ 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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