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Great fun, beginning with the short ferry boat ride to the island, short stop at the little visitor's center/museum, then met a ranger who answered a couple questions and pointed us in the right direction. We had a very nice hike on a cool day, went almost 4 miles since we took a side trip down to the river at one point; the recommended loop is 3 miles. It had recently rained so it was a bit muddy in a couple of spots, but not too bad. Saw wild turkeys and plenty of waterfowl; even an armadillo right next to the path. The highlight was the large ancient shell mound - very impressive. Easy to follow trails, well maintained, and varied terrain. It's about half way between Orlando and Daytona Beach. Highly recommend this hike. (There is no charge for the ferry boat ride or for entrance to the park.)

Awesome hike! Our dog loved it. Would be great to mountain bike.

14 days ago

I’ve never been here early. It was chilly high 30s but beautiful. I always wish I had more time

The loop part of the trail was too overgrown for my taste. Some parts were completely covered in tall grass. The part leading up to the loop was alright going underneath the power lines. Had to use the subdividion access point since the gate at the school was closed, even though it was the Saturday after thanksgiving.

Nice easy stroll with lots of great flora and fauna.

on Pine Island East Loop Trail

nature trips
20 days ago

We enjoyed walking along the wooded river. We did walk to the loop but decided it was too much sun and too late (9:30am) to see many critters though,. we did see an otter scurry under the power lines on the way to the loop. Looking forward to going back. So many birds and we did seem to startle a deer on the other side of the river and caught glimpses of its white tail flitting through the woods. It looked large and healthy. We went the day after Thanksgiving when the school was closed and the gates were open. If gate is open you have paved parking at trailhead behind the school building. We are making plans to go back.

Hiked this twice and didn’t get to do the whole thing. But brought my German Shepherd and it’s great to get away from city life !

Clean, well maintained. Beautiful hiking along the river.

27 days ago

Short hike. Beautiful weather.Seen more people on the trail. Which is good.

Locked out

A basic description of this trail should include the fact that the entrance to the trail is padlocked win the middle school is in session. There is a middle school at the head of the trail and when the middle school is in session the trail has a padlocked entrance and no one can get in. All trails has been nothing but a disappointment as an app because it always leaves off vital information like this.

Backpacked this trail about a year ago. Was a solid trail but lots of sand so prepare to be a little dirty. Boardwalks were pretty cool. I recommend going during the winter. Watch out for the rainbow people! They won’t hurt you but they might try and steal stuff while you sleep.

Although my husband and I both left a little bit of hide on this trail, it was beautiful and fun.

This trail has been extended as of nov 2018. Park your car at the following places: rotary park, edgewater, May town spur, gobblers lodge rd in Osteen. You can ride any of the sections, edgewater to maytown (16 Miles), maytown to titusville(15 Miles),maytown to gobblers lodge(15 miles). Bring plenty of water. No places to stop for water found. Some hot stretches, some shady spots. We saw 4 rides in 32 miles.

Just finished a three day hike from Clearwater Lake to Hopkins, November 2-4. No real water sources from Clearwater until you get to Alexander Springs. From Alexander to Juniper Springs there is one water source at the prairie campground near the lake. From Juniper to Hopkins the only water source would be Hidden Pond. All in all, great hike and lots of hills, ups and downs, not a flat trail by any means. Thanks to the Florida Trail Association volunteers that were out doing trail maintenance on November 3rd. They were getting the trail in great shape for another hiking season.

Excellent for a moderate hiking. Keep you away from the city noise.

Very well marked, and absolutely gorgeous!

This is a very well maintained and well trafficked trail. Nicely paved, well marked trails. It is a great trail for 1/2 marathon training, slight inclines and declines with level road in between. I will definitely be coming back!

Awesome hike.
Weather was perfect and it was really nice to be able to see the river while hiking.

biked this trail to the 6 mi mark and it is BEAUTIFUL. Can't wait to go back. Rented bikes at the shop across the street from the start of the trail. Great place to rent and they were really helpful. We are two over 65 y/o and did well considering neither of us had been on a bicycle in 40 years. Can't wait to go back.

This was a great hike. there was some muddy areas however lovely canopy and we'll marked trails. Pet friendly will be back again. We loved the boat ride over to the island.

I’m a bit of novice, but couldn’t find a single blaze. Motorcycles everywhere. I was following the “trail” map on the app but still just ended up walking in the general direction. Good elevation changes and terrain for training but not a trail I’ll do again

This is always the best trail in Central Florida. I hike with my dogs in every direction and every trail. Thankfully it’s so close to my house and I can enjoy it everyday.

Hiked the orange blaze trail from Barr St. trailhead . Beautiful hike along the river. Trail was very well marked.

Beautiful trail , nice place for caping and painting .

has a little bit of everything. i love this trail

One of my favorite hiking places in Central Florida. So much to see out there. In the summer, you can graze on fox grapes, blackberries, high Bush blueberries and sparkle berries along the trails. Often see turkey, wild pigs, deer, bald eagles, and more on some of the less travelled trails. My daily hikes out there helped me lose 60 lbs in 6 months!

In my opinion, this is the prettiest park for hiking in Central Florida. there are many trials, and you can pick trails that give you the distance you would like to hike. There's a lot of wildlife around and the views of the Econ River are sometimes stunning. During the summer, some of the trails can become flooded, restricting the amount of hiking you can do.

4 months ago

Great place to hike in and camp, lots of great sites and trees down to find for firewood, but none blocking the trails, very sandy and all natural trails. Sunset was fantastic with wildlife, lots of birds, some gators heard at night, but not seen in day. Folllows along the river most of the trails I've travelled, so very beautiful scenery. Very peaceful and quiet once away from the road sounds, which doesnt take long. No unsavory characters encountered on my trips, 5 so far. My only issue is the bridge to the flagler loop has been down since last year, still not yet fixed at my last trip in March, otherwise it's 5 stars. No facilities at the Barr Street trailhead, not sure about the other. Looking forward to coming again soon.

Geneva Wilderness Area is a very pretty area that is well-maintained with a variety of trails and habitats. Most of the trails take you through pine flatwoods, but you can also walk through bay swamp habitats. There are three ponds on the property, two of which can become completely dry during certain times of the year, and at other times they may flood some of the trails. When the trails are clear, you can walk to the Florida Trail and connect to all the destinations of the Little Big Econ SF. Since parking is free here, this is one of my favorite locations to walk the entire area.

Starting at the Jones trailhead allows a similar double loop with a touch more river and way less time on the rails to trails Flagler. It is entirely bicycle friendly which takes a bit of hiker solace out and adds in a big dose of twisty-turny especially on two bridges. The ditch is a must see and do especially for bikers but I find the river panoramas a more interesting hike.

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