Explore the best trails near Kissimmee with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
hiked the 3 mile loop. fellow and his wife were leaving quickly because he had seen Diamondback crossing trail. I thought I wished I'd seen that. he said don't go. I went. alertly. I am an experienced hiker cross-country. carry snake bite kit in my camel pack. saw no eagles. saw no snakes. had a great hike all by myself, however. well-maintained wilderness area. stay hydrated. use walking stick.
Dylan W. on Shingle Creek Heritage Trail & Stef...
This area is know as the Shingle Creek Regional Park and is actually split into 4 areas, Steffee Homestead, Steffee Landing, Babb Landing and St. Clair. Babb Landing offers the longest hike at 1.12 miles for the point-to-point trail. There is also a small .5 mile loop that you can do. Babb landing offers picnicking, a playground, wide open areas for outdoor sports and historic buildings. The Steffee Homestead offers a loop trail that is just over .25 miles and a point-to-point trail that is .7 miles. The Homestead offers much of the same that Babb does, but there are no playgrounds or open areas here. A newly completed boardwalk takes you across shingle creek to the Steffee Landing area, but it is currently undergoing renovations. When complete they will offer canoe rentals. The trail itself, for both areas, is accessible to all but a little uneven. Wetter areas have boardwalks allowing for easy travel. Some areas of the Steffee trail do become muddy or flooded. The Babb trails are mostly out in the open, sunscreen and plenty of water is advised. The Steffee side is all under trees and well shaded. St Clair is much further down the creek and offers an exercise trail, playground picnic area and even a gopher tortoise preserve. You can also visit the nearby welcome center. They have a small museum and can help you with any and all information concerning the park. You can call them at (407) 396- 8644.
Went to test equipment out before our long hike coming up. Our first impression was it is nice. Excellent parking, and they have a recycle toilet there. Several historical sights as well. Lots of photo ops. We walked the whole trail which is about .70 long. Several places to sit and view nature. Overall was a short hike. Recommend bug spray for the horse flies. Good hike for children.
My favorite place to stay at WDW is Fort Wilderness, it's a wonderful geteway from the hustle and bustle of the "World". The hike is an easy stroll throught the forest and you feel like your much farther from the crowds then you really are. Look for the lawn mower tree it's a local site.