Explore the most popular kid 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.

hiking
20 days ago

What a beautiful trail! We hiked it for the first time today and had a wonderful time. The huge majority of it is shaded, which really helps keep the temperature down. We will definitely be back!

I really like this trail, but parts of it will be under water and impassable after lots of rain. Also, if you bring your dog here, make sure that you check them very well for ticks! My dog always has a few after coming here

on Econ River Wilderness Area

walking
1 month ago

Great park. Did the loop had a lot of shade which made it a comfortable walk at the beginning of September in Florida. Get there early or late afternoon because there isn’t much way for a breeze to get through foliage. There are parts of the trail that were muddy but only one part that we did not go through because there wasn’t a way around the wet mud. This trail was easy enough for me to tackle my third week of recovery from neck fusion surgery. Easy going not elevation changes.

I love this trail , I lived beside this trail for almost 15 years .

nice relaxing trail that is very easy to navigate. you will see animals and it runs right by the river.

Our favorite Central Florida hike! We usually do the complete loop (the one bridge on the loop that's out and has been since Irma, can usually be walked around). The trail is currently completely flooded before the river bridge due to excessive rain the last few weeks. We'll wait a bit longer before coming back, but we will be once it dries out a bit.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. I did run into a few other hikers on the trail but it was not too crowded. The loop can't be completed still but it's still a good hike out. The trails were pretty well marked. I will be back to this one!

This is a beautiful trail ... but .... there are SO many different trails branching off with no trail markers ... and we got lost for 5 hours. It makes for good memories though ... but next time we probably wouldn’t get ambitious and keep taking trails that take us further away from the main area.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Fir over 15 years, I’ve enjoyed hiking and riding this trail network. By far, it’s one of the best small trails in the region.
However, there is a tree near Rybolt’s Reserve which is leaning on a powerline and has been since hurricane Irma. This is definitely a safety issue as it crosses a portion of the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Big bridges are still out because of Irma, so you can't complete the loop as noted in earlier reviews, but it "stops" at a beautiful flower-filled meadow where the two large bridges are. We even saw a bald eagle hunting. Good for kids (My children and I went out and back in under three hours, but we also literally stopped to smell the roses) and adults that desire the solitude of nature without an entire day of commitment.

I have very mixed feelings of this trail. The majority of it was closed off due to the boardwalk being under construction, so I only got to hike about a quarter mile. HOWEVER, in that short time span I saw both an armadillo and an otter so it was definitely worth the visit. I’ll go back in about two weeks to try and do the whole thing. Definitely worth looking into.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful "Old Florida" trail following the Econlockhathee River. Follow the "Orange" markers. Until they get the Econ bridges fixed this hike is not a loop. The bridges are out due to hurricane Emma. It is still a 5.2 mile hike just going out and back following the river to where the Flagler trail junctions. Easy trail suitable for all.

Cute tiny bridges and beautiful views, adored it!

hiking
7 months ago

Did this "loop" today. hike was great but maps were not. kiosk does not list as a loop. I followed the single orange blaze. there is no legend and I had to just wing it. I do have a tracking app on my phone to map my hike but it only tracks where I've been. I had to stop and reference it a few times. ultimately did a loop and some out and back in linear trails for a total of 4.83 miles. would have really felt alot better if maps and trails had been marked accurately

on Kolokee Loop Trail

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

One of our favorite trails! Mostly shaded, with lots of mini-trails that lead to the water and countless sandbars to rest along the river. Can be moderately crowded on a nice weekend, but never really an issue. Our dogs love this trail!

Long and lots of turns ! Watch the map!

love the river part

hiking
9 months ago

The bridge was out to switch trails but we went around since the water level was low. It was a beautiful hike by the river. We came across what looked like a bus stop in the middle of nowhere so stopped for our lunch there. We saw other people along the trail but it never felt crowded.

Nice trail!!!

hiking
10 months ago

Recently completed this 4.7 mile loop trail. I'm working on my first "Trailwalker" patch through the Florida State Forest Trailwalker Program, and this trail is on the designated trail list. it's a beautiful loop, made up of 4 different trails in all. you start on the "Barr Street Trail", turn left on the Florida Trail, Left again on the "white trail", right on "Flagler Trail", Then right on the "Florida Trail" and follow it back to the "Barr Street Trail". I have a Blog documenting my progress and explaining the trails I hike at www.floridatrailblazing.com . There is a description with pictures of the Kolokee Trail under the completed trails menu. Stay safe, and happy hiking!

hiking
11 months ago

Really nice hike. The river scenary was great. Trail was well marked and easy to complete. Will definitely revisit this trail. This is my first trail for the Florida Trailwalker Program.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great trail for all level of riders, with some great scenery and wildlife. For a 360 video of a portion of the trail, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDoUv27_BVg&feature=share

hiking
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

A beautiful trail to Hike. Parts of the trail were flooded after Hurricane Irma, but was still passable. We went during the middle of the day so we did not get to see much wildlife, but we were lucky enough to see a Red Tail Hawk, a 5' Alligator and a Pigmy Rattlesnake on the trail. Although there is limited parking at the Trail Head, the Trail seemed to be heavily traveled by other hikers. This trail is relatively close to my house so I will be going back to hike it again.

hiking
Friday, September 15, 2017

The trails were fairly well marked, and the route featured a lot of shade and beautiful oak trees. My only suggestion is not to hike this trail during rainy season, as we were not able to complete the loop due to the river covering the trail. We had to turn around and go back the way we had come.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

great trail tgat follows the econ river

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