Explore the most popular hiking trails in Silver Springs State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

beautiful area but does NOT allow pets.

this park was Florida's most visited, till Disney.

2 months ago

The trail is only two miles. Nice shadier walk. Park and trail well kept.

2 months ago

Nice shady walk. Saw families of deer. Knowing bears were nearby was adventurous but scary also

Nice trail to hike or bike.

Nice trail, however it is 4.5 miles one way

6 months ago

Nice easy trail wich is part of a bigger trail system within Silver Springs State Park. Typical Florida ecosystems around a large sink hole which is located on the southern half of loop.

6 months ago

well-maintained relaxing trail. lots of birds, butterflies and squirrels. the pine trees were beautiful. some pretty flowers too. would definitely do again

7 months ago

Good out and back train. I saw a HUGE owl during the day.

9 months ago

Looks like the Swamp and River Trails are combined here. They're both great.

10 months ago

This is a great out and back trail that will bring you from the campground/museum area to the headwaters of the Silver River. Some of the trail is shaded but at least half of the trail had no tree cover so you are hiking in the full Florida sun. The trail is mostly hardpacked with some of the trail being soft sand.

10 months ago

This is a nice walk on mostly hard pack trail with some sections being loose sand. Lots of wildlife spotted and signs of wild Boar so be on the look out.

Beautiful took the river trail its short and easy. Very scenic with the river along the way at few areas. The day was picture perfect.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Nice hike. One of the best views is the overlook at the crystal clear Silver river. Great spot to watch for alligators, fish and birds.

Nice walk

Saturday, November 26, 2016

the swamp trail is the best of the river trails

Monday, August 01, 2016

Cool trail. Rattlesnake on the trail scared the shit out of me!

Sunday, July 03, 2016

went on the swamp trail good fun easy trail with a nice ending at the spring . my 5 year old son loved it

Beautiful.. Saw deer, turkey, woodpeckers, cranes, lots of butterflies, and flowers. Oh yeah, ticks. Be sure and use repellent. Will go back..

I thought it was beautiful however it's 4.5 miles oneway so keep that in mind.trail is well marked and we saw wild turkey, woodpeckers, black snake, lots of butterflies. I will defiantly walk this trail again.

Friday, November 27, 2015

We did the blue trail, very easy!

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Went after some rain and all the standing water made the mosquitoes nearly unbearable. It was a fun hike regardless and saw deer and plenty of other wildlife (unfortunately we missed the monkeys). There is a high risk of bear encounters this year so make sure you are prepared.

My girls and I have hiked Marshall Swamp multiple times. The first hike landed me a tick, the second and subsequent hikes were good except the swamp was getting really dry. I'm sure that's not the problem with all the rain lately. Bring bug spray. Mostly under trees and around swamp. Mosquitoes playground.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Excelent, we went to the museum

paddle sports
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

This park is absolutely beautiful. I went kayaking and loved it!!! You get to see lots of wildlife to include the famous monkeys. The river runs along the historic Fort King Village very nice site for pics. Definitely worth to visit when in Ocala area.

Very nice trail for hiking. It's about 6.24 RT miles from 64 Ave in SS to 314 in the Ocala Forest. Nicely shaded and beautiful bridges along the way. Not very well marked, also it's not a loop you need to turn back of have a car a each end.

trail running
Sunday, October 12, 2014

I run here for my long runs and I absolutely love it!

My wife & I hiked Marshall Swamp trail Fri Nov 8, 2013. Complaints: There is no trail map posted at the trailhead. There is no indication as to the trail's length. There is nothing to tell a person that the trail is out to a dead end. There is no description of a destination, or whether the trail is a loop, or a dead end trail. A large bulletin board at trailhead could provide a lot of this information which would help greatly. We hiked for over an hour & turned around because we didn't know how much farther the trail went. Very frustrating.

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