Explore the most popular trails in Wekiwa 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.

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Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. Just one hour from most central Florida attractions, Wekiwa Springs offers visitors the opportunity to relax in a natural setting, enjoy a picnic, or take a swim in the cool spring. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along the Wekiva River and Rock Springs Run. Thirteen miles of trails provide opportunities for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. This is a very popular park on weekends. To ensure entrance into the park, we recommend arriving early, otherwise, the parking area will be full and you may not be able to enter. Options for camping include a full facility campground and primitive camping areas. Canoe and kayak rentals are available.

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

Was a good trail but some bugs and overgrown in some areas. Can tell it’s not traveled too much which is cool.

I wasnt as big a fan of the return trip with no shade. but the trip out was 5 star. saw a bear and 3 cubs scrambling to get away from us in the woods.

very clean trails seen 7 deer 1 Turkey 2 fox squirrels and birds very nice trail. bring lots of water.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful sights of the spring and river...lots of wildlife. I went mid-morning and it was very peaceful.

Beautiful, peaceful and very well maintained. I really enjoyed it. Use the All Trails app to stay on the loop paths.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail should be renamed The Volksmarch Trail in the app, bc that’s what it is. It is the orange blazes, overlapping with the white blazed trail for a while. A really good central Florida hike, almost exactly 6 miles for the loop. Open areas and then canopied sections keep it interesting. We didn’t see too much wildlife this time but it’s definitely there. Not too much sugar sand and the trail(s) is well marked.

Wonderful trail which we visited March 30th. Beautiful and diverse vegetation! Highly recommend!

Northwest of start is bare and sun struck. south east direction starts with a lot of cover so you can decide which you want to experience first. 10 am start...lots of people.great little loop with nice scenery.

I specifically set out to hike the red trail today. It is 7.8 miles if you start from the parking lot near Sand Lake. Since I started from the springs, I had an extra 6.2 miles for the approach trail. There are several side trails that you can walk if you want a shorter hike. The red trail is only 20-25% shade, so bring your sunscreen. Almost all the trail is dry, though you may get tired of hiking in loose sand.

Great trail....take plenty of water, repellent, and a walking stick. I saw two beautiful deer and wild turkeys as well. Enjoy!

A fun trail to hike, but the section from Big Buck Camp (between marker 21 & 22) to Marker 19 has some muddy spots. I was able to avoid the worst spots, but it slows you down some. Watch for snakes, especially on the north end between markers 19-19D. I crossed 3 today including a small rattlesnake on the edge of the footpath. Vegetation hangs over the trail and can limit visibility of the trail path immediately in front of you. Bring water account limited spots to refill.

Wonderful trail and springs. Saw lots of wild life: a big deer, rabbit, and turkey. well marked and well kept.

Clearly marked trail. Need to secure trail map at park entrance. Several other trail options for both longer and shorter hikes. Bring something to swim in. The spring is crystal clear.

I’ve hiked this trail many times, and it’s enjoyable with a couple of caveats. It can get quite muddy, with standing water, which also can lead to mosquitoes I’ve also run into a lot of horseflies, but that’s been rare. There’s some of the trail that’s exposed, with little shade. Still, this is an enjoyable hike and worthwhile.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Natural springs with free open swim and canoing available. Great place!

dryer today. less mud.

was excellent

I call this my Red While Blue trail loop (see my trail recording). It’s a little under 10 miles. It’s a great mix of dry and wet lands. From the first fork, I go left (clockwise) and follow the red/green trail road past Big Fork Camp. Continue on until the trail road until you get to marker 30 fork. From there bare to the right on the red/blue/orange path. Follow all the way to marker 10 fork and turn right. You will stay on the red/white trail to marker 19 which is near Kelly Park/Rock Springs. Continue on the white trail along the running stream which is a great place to take a break and restock your water supply if you have a filter. Depending on the season - the trail can get super muddy in various spots between marker 19A all the way to about marker 19D which is a couple miles or so. The trail gets dry again from about marker 19D to marker 20 which is Camp Cozy. Following the white blaze about 100 yards and the trail turns left and back into the wet lands. Again depending on the rain, the trail can get crazy muddy between Camp Cozy all the way to Big Buck Camp which is about a mile. From Big Buck Camp, take a left down the trail road to marker 21 then take a right and follow the long straight path to the Blue trail junction. Turn right and follow the path all the way back to the Red/White/Green trail road junction and then turn left back to the Trail Head - Mission Complete.

hiking
blowdown
6 months ago

About 1/3 of the trail has turned into a swamp.

Great hike on a rainy day. Trail was a bit muddy in spots due to the weather but otherwise clear. Saw some deer.

Pleasant hike from the campgrounds to the Spring and Concession area. Literally ZERO bugs.

Great day for a hike in Florida. Nice trail, reasonably marked.

From Sandhill parking area it is an 11.5 mile loop. The parts that align with Volksmarch trail(orange blazes) I would say are the least interesting, but once you get a little deeper into the park and onto the “white only” blazes there is more to see. I’ve hiked this trail twice now....once a day after heavy rain and once with no rain for a week. The trail does get significantly flooded after rainfall in the northern areas of the park...you will have to wade through water. The highlight of my two trips was seeing an adult black bear between 19c and 19d...gorgeous animal. Very solid trail overall.

Nice trail but not much to see. Lots of direct sunlight.

Great trail, well marked and very quiet.

Very quite, peaceful trail. A lot of open-field views. Saw a doe.

trail running
7 months ago

It was a good trail but marker 19-22 was extremely muddy. At times we were wading through black water over our ankles. We had to leave the trail a couple of times to avoid even deeper water. I know that’s part of trail running but we weren’t prepared. Really wishing I had my trail shoes. We had traveled to the area and just had road running shoes. Carry plenty of fluids. The Springs at the end were great and there were facilities where we were able to get cleaned up before getting back in the car. Enjoy!!

paddle sports
8 months ago

the red line shown in map is a paddle trail. I actually work at the outfitter located at the beginning and because of this app I have had people show up thinking they can hike this path. Awesome paddle, my favorite but it is not a hiking trail.

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