Babcock Webb - Tram Grade

Punta Gorda, Florida (Charlotte County)

Last Updated: 01/22/2022
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Typically Open: Year Round
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 13.36 miles
Highest Elevation: 101 feet
Duration: About 1 hour
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Punta Gorda
Nearest Town w/ Services: Punta Gorda
Official Road Name: Tram Grade
Management Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
District: Southwest


Highlight: Babcock Webb -  Tram Grade
Tram Grade is the second main trail in Babcock Webb WMA. The trail will safely take travelers through prairies, woods, and marshes through northern Babcock Webb WMA. Tram Grade is another great scenic trail as the wetlands will be mostly cleared out, allowing the lush green horizon to seemingly touch the blue sky. Tram Grade also has access to a small pond area that has been cleared out, allowing a great place for a picnic! Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area is an active cattle ranch located in southwest Florida. The Wildlife Management Area consists of prairies, marshes, and woodlands spanning almost 66,000 acres in Charlotte County. Babcock Webb WMA allows camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife watching, paddling, boating, and horseback riding.


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1. Tram Grade Trailhead (0 mi)
The gate on FL-31 is closed, so travelers must enter Babcock Webb WMA from I-75 and Tucker Grade.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Punta Gorda, Florida

Turn off I-75 at Exit 158 and head east on Tucker Grade. Proceed straight/east into Babcock Webb WMA for about 12.25 miles. On the left/north side of Tucker Grade will be a dirt road with a green sign for Road 6. Turn left/north onto Road 6 and follow it until it ends at Tram Grade. Turn right/east on Tram Grade until reaching the closed gate at FL-31, make a U-turn, face west, and start your journey on Tram Grade.


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Jeff Bulat

Jeff is an outdoor enthusiast located in the central Florida area. He enjoys exploring Florida's less traveled roads, visiting historic sites, and getting away from the city. While on trails Jeff is a huge supporter of tread lightly and believes in, "take out what you take in." A love for vehicles has recently brought Jeff to the world of off-roading. He is still new to the game but is enthusiastic about learning new techniques, vehicles, equipment, technology, and bringing all together to contribute to TrailsOffoad.
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