Looking for a great trail in Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park, Florida? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park ranging from 2.1 to 4.3 miles and from 22 to 55 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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Central Florida nature exists in its purest form along four miles of the Wekiva River and Blackwater Creek. For thousands of years, Native Americans valued the abundance of wildlife in this area. This system of blackwater streams and wetlands provides habitat for black bears, river otters, alligators, wood storks, and sandhill cranes. Visitors can stroll along the Sand Hill Nature Trail for a self guided tour of the native Florida plants and wildlife found at the park. Canoeists can paddle through the park on the Wekiva River. Equestrian camping is available in designated areas and can be reserved by calling Wekiwa Springs State Park. Horse stalls and corrals are available for equestrian campers. Located nine miles west of Sanford on State Road 46.

This hike includes some of my favorite portions of the park.

Nice short trail. Not much to see though. Across the street is Katie’s Lansing where you park and can access water. The trail is not rocky and very easy to walk. Lots of shade also a long the entire trail.

Entrance to the trailhead has been obliterated by construction as of January 2019.

There is dirt road leading into the area however the only signage I saw was a small staff only sign.

4 months ago