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​​​​​Yamato Scrub

701 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton

Picture of open grasslands in the foreground and slash pine trees in the background at Yamato Scrub Natural Area 

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

The site that started it all preserving 31,000 acres of upland and wetland habitat

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance

Rare scrub habitat, saved forever

Florida scrub habitat covers 63% of Yamato Scrub. A 10-acre basin marsh is located in the northern portion of the 217-acre natural area. Bridges across canals and a tunnel underneath Clint Moore Rd. allow for easy access to more than three miles of hiking trails. Bicyclists can enjoy a view of the scrub from the western perimeter of the site on the multiuse El Rio Trail.


  • Skyblue Lupine Hiking Trail (sandy) 2.8 miles
  • Cicada Nature Trail (paved) 0.7 miles
  • El Rio Trail: 1/2 mile adjacent to the site - bike riding is not allowed inside the natural area) 
  • Restored wetland habitat (10 acres)