This is about all that remains of the railroad.
What I really enjoyed on this short hike, was learning about the local flora. Here are some that we saw along the way.
Slash Pine - once supported the Florida logging and turpentine industry. It is widely planted today for the pulp and paper industry.
Cabbage Palm - state tree of Florida and the source of "heart of palms." In earlier times the fiber was used to manufacture brooms.
Red Cedar - Cedar Key was named for this tree!
Spanish Bayonet - native coastal yucca plant - beware of pointed leaves!
Lantana - ornamental perennial.
Prickly Pear - common cactus with yellow flowers. Seed0filled purple fruit is edible (if you dare!)
Saw Palmetto - Small palm; berries are sed for medical treatment of enlarged prostate.
Spiderwort - common perennial herb.
Below is the view of Cedar Key from the end of the trail.