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Lake Norris Trail Hike

Lake Norris Conservation Area, Eustis

Tour Highlights

  • Abundant Wildlife Habitat
  • Fantastic Wildlife Viewing
  • Tasty Trail Snack & Picnic Lunch
  • Magical Fairytale Landscape
  • Stunning Views


This tour is spectacular and one of our well kept secrets! It elicits a tranquil feeling giving you a chance to unplug. This is a beautiful and enchanting area. Lake Norris and it’s bald dwarf cypress are a stunning and evoke the feeling of a fairytale landscape, especially when viewed in the fog. Wildlife is abundant here! One of the special highlights of this area is the high concentration of osprey nests that sit in the top of the cypress trees that are on the perimeter of the lake. If you are light on your feet you may also see deer, otter, black bears and, foxes on your hike.

This is an out and back trail with gorgeous views!

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4-5 Hours

$100 per person

Season: Year Round
Activity Type: Day Hikes
Difficulty Level: Level rating 1
Solitude Level: Level rating 5
Group Size: 1-7 Guests
Tour Length: 4-5 Hours
Distance: 9.2 MI / 14.8 KM

Difficulty Level 1

Scale of 1-5. 1 least difficult; 5 most difficult

Solitude Level 5

Scale of 1-5. 1 least solitue; 5 most solitude

We rate this Lake Norris trail hike a solitude 5. You can expect to see very few other hikers.

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  • 3-7 people: $100 per person
  • 2 people: $140 per person
  • 1 person: $200

Private tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include gratuity for your guide.

Tour Dates & Booking

Tour Dates & Booking

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Tour Details

Tour Details

What’s Included?

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, certified kayak guide
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • All required permits and necessary launch fee

What’s Not Included? (Recommended)

  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Sun protection (sunhat, sunglasses, sun screen)
  • Gratuity for your guide
  • Drinking water

Food: What To Expect?

Day tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your tour, but a typical lunch consists of crackers, cheese, salami, fruit, veggies, drinks, and a dessert.

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Tour Logistics

Where do we meet?

You will meet your guide at Black Bear Wilderness Trailhead.

Lake Norris Trail Hike
Lake Norris Conservation Area East Trailhead head 3/21/2021, Blackwater Creek Road, Eustis, FL, USA

Driving Directions

From Orlando:
Take FL-429 north for 14 miles to Kelly Park Rd. Turn right onto Kelley Park Rd.
Continue 0.3 miles to Co Rd 437/Plymoth Sorrento Rd on your left.
Turn left. Drive 3.5 miles to Sorrento Ave on your right.
Turn right. After 0.5 miles turn left onto Co Rd 437.
Continue for 4.8 miles to Burlington Ave.
Turn right onto Burlington Ave.
Continue 0.5 miles to Lake Norris Rd on your left.
Turn left. Continue 2.5 miles to Blackwater Creek Rd.
Make a slight left onto Blackwater Creek Rd. The meeting point is another 292 ft.

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our kayaking tours are led by professional kayak guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 407-267-9950 for more information.


Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and kayaking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size And Age Restrictions

The maximum group size on this tour is 7 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 407-267-9950 and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements determined on a case by case basis

Weather In Central Florida

Central Florida on average maintains warm temperatures throughout the entire year with slightly lower temperatures during the winter months. Summers, lasting from May to October, are long, warm and particularly humid. Rain showers are common during this time of the year. The winter month are short, cool, and dry, lasting from December to February. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 52°F (11°C)to 91°F (33°C).

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