Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Little Big Econ State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Trail was pretty flat and very sandy in parts. This area hasn't had a good rain so the running is slow going through the sugar sand. No wildlife anywhere unfortunately. Finding the orange blaze was difficult at first but once on the trail was easy to follow. Good marking for the white and blue trail as well. Only saw 5 people while running around 10am on a Monday. Want to make note that the trail maintenance team does an incredible job as this trail is clean and well maintained. Great job!

As described.

When on a 10 miles hike through an area of the park. Some sections were close due to flood damaged. Bring drinking water since none is available. I went with a group of scouts from Troop 43 in Tavares who are working in their Hiking Merit Badge. Watch for bicyclists since you’re sharing the trails with them. That section of the park has three parking areas but the only on for free is the hikers one. The courtesy parking fee is $2.00 to be use in the maintenance of the trails. There is a coed bathroom in the bicycle parking area.

hiking
7 months ago

Didn't make it all the way to the landing strip as much of the trail adjacent to the river was flooded from Hurricane Irma, but definitely going back when the water level recedes a bit. Very easy to navigate, and saw some deer at night while heading back.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Awesome! Lots of little off trails. Technical and challenging! Quite a few nice surprises mixed in!

hiking
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Pretty straightforward. The end had a nice little beach with a cute bridge, just wish the trail had a few more sights along the way.

walking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

The trail was very shady and kept clean. At the beginning trail is very narrow, but after about quarter it widen. Trail is kind of boring if you are just walking since it is litally a straight line, might be better riding a mountain bike.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

We loved it. Well shaded areas. The river was really beautiful.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

It was a hood path for walking, pretty sights, Biggest spider i had ever seen!!

hiking
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Great for pictures. Nice nature walk :)

trail running
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Natural Florida in all its trail glory. Flat, wooded rails-to-trails foot/bike/equestrian path. Trail has a few small roots & sandy sections. An easy out-&-back to the Econ River.

I gave this trail only 3 stars because most of the trail was flooded out(August rain) and I wasn't able to ride most of the trails. I can't wait to go back when it dries up.
Ok the beginning of the trail is flat/sandy and windy, I didn't see many climbs and no jumps... I will give a full review next time I go back. FYI this park has 3 entrances one for horse back riding, another for trail walkers and another for bikes. Good luck finding the right one. lol

mountain biking
Friday, August 28, 2015

This trail was really fun and challenging! Perfect for off road biking. Part of the trail was under water so we explored a different route. I loved splashing thru the mud puddles on my bike. I can't wait to go back! We ended up riding about 10 miles

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nice trail for beginners, some spot are block cause the weather, but in general is nice to ride, easy when you use all trail map app, you can see where you r going, I do recommend it

mountain biking
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Great trail with lots of tight technical areas. North stretch of Ditch of Doom was flooded.

on River Trail

mountain biking
Monday, April 21, 2014

Easy to get lost here I was so happy a guy we ran into told us how to get back to our car

mountain biking
Monday, November 12, 2012

Great trail, lots of palmetto roots and sand which make it difficult. Good views of the river.

good trail, little boring for the first mile then gets better as u progress through, seen some good wildlife. the main trail doesnt loop but there r trails that r attached to the main trail, definatly bring lots of water and snacks if ur going to go through at least the main trail

nice trail

hiking
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

nice trail

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2011

this is a nice long trail i will walk it more i saw a nice size gator

mountain biking
Friday, November 04, 2011

This trail is worth the trip. If you want to complete it in a day I would suggest mountain bike instead of hiking. Also make sure you have the AllTrails app in your phone or at least a print out of the trail map. It's easy to get lost. Most of the intersections are marked but not all of them. I think some of the trails may have been recently made due to some flooding. Be prepared to get wet. Some of the areas near the river are flooded, The link goes to the trail map.

mountain biking
Friday, November 04, 2011

This is 2 trails connected in the middle. I complete part of each trail and went a total of 12 miles. Parts of the trail are currently under water. If you're willing to get wet you can ride or walk through most of the flooded area. You might want to bring some water shoes. Besides the flooding the trail was awesome. a rare treat to find in Central Florida. The attached link is the trail map. There weren't any at the kiosk and it definitely would be handy to have with you.

trail running
Friday, July 08, 2011

5' feet deep up to your neck? You are intense! I trail run and mountain bike this spot regularly and see a lot of gators including some fairly sizable ones. With the high water like it is now I have even run into a 7' gator on the trail sunning itself with it's jaws wide open. That was fun!

Great spot for hiking, running, and MTB. My favorite spot this close to Orlando and I've tried them all. Enjoy!

hiking
2 months ago

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