Pine Island Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Orange City, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.9 miElevation gain147 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Blue Spring State Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $6/vehicle ($4 for single occupant vehicles) or $2 for visitors entering on foot or bicycle. The Florida State Parks Annual Pass is also available for $60/individual or $120/family. This walk meanders through a scrub forest and past the second mile, the ground becomes wet so you may want waterproof shoes.

Florida Office of Visitor Inquiry, Division of Tourism, 126 W. Van Buren Street , Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2000, Phone: 904-487-1462

Directions from Orange City, FL: Take U.S. Highway 921 / 17 to French Avenue. Travel 2 miles west on French Avenue to the park entrance. From the last parking lot, a trailhead is located on the southside between the cabin area and the lagoon.

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Trevor Bedford
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Very sandy for the first 1.5mi

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Brad West
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First part of the trail was full canopy and the next 1.5 mile was through sand trails with no shade. It is and out and back trail no loop.

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Everett Wells
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Much of it is scrub with a good deal of what looks to be new trail. If you keep going it gets back to forest but it looks that part gets little traffic. Will come back and brave it when it's less wet.

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Richard Detcher
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No shade. Very sandy two track for a lot of the way. Nice look at Native Florida foliage.

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Andrew Fox
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Kenny Smith
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Well laid out. Several changes of ecosystems along the way.

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Michael Murphree
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Overall a trail worth my time

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Monica Lafata
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Jade Bird
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Honestly most boring trail I’ve been on in awhile. The spring is cool but this trail is just wide, open, and nothing special.

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Kelly Nickell
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Great easy home with lots of different landscapes to enjoy

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Soupy Dalyander
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Nice easy trail, wide and well marked. No major landmarks besides the St John's River view at the end, but takes you through several ecosystems (wooded marsh, pine forest, meadow, oak hammock) if you make it all the way through. The first 1.5 miles is less interesting and harder to trudge over since it's a sand path. Sign at the trailhead said trail was washed out after that, but it had dried enough for us to pass (little muddy at a couple spots, but passable even in sneakers without getting mucky). It's a pretty solid few hours hike for the full out and back.

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Mike Repucci
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Must see first magnitude Blue Spring with several peaceful family pods of manatees and various fish. Just beautiful.

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Carl Gaines
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Sand and sun

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Kristen Remington
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Anne Madden
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I walked over from the campground and around the manatee area before getting on the Pine Island Trail. Not much to see, scrub forest. Sign said trail closed at mile 1.5 due to flooding but I was able to get to mile 2 before it got too deep and messy. No wildlife sightings despite my early morning start.

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chris serafini
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a decent hike, but very little to see compared to the rest of the park.

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Robyn keen
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Mirko Fischer
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beautiful trail. easy to walk, nice nature.

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Kellie Beebe
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Vera stocking
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Alex Crain
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First small bit was under shade and then 1.5 miles in full sun over white sand base well maintained. After mile 2 it got soggy and the grass was very high.

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Mark Satmary
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Stephanie S
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IT IS NOT CLOSED. We hiked today. Mostly put in sun so it is warm. Saw Hawks, swallow tail Kites,deer, other smaller birds and butterflies. This is NOT a loop so be mindful of that from the parking lot. It’s $6 to enter the park. Tennis shoes are fine. Trail is flat sands mostly so little sand on the ankles. Couple benches along the way and about midpoint is great bench under beautiful tree under shade for nice break.

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Kathryn Marks
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Blue Spring reopened their trails on 5/13, so I went out to give this one a go. The trailhead is near the entrance to the parking lot (be sure to park in the lot for Boating/Kayak/St John's River Cruise, if you use the Swimming lot you will have to walk the Blue Spring Boardwalk to get to the correct spot). The first mile and a half of this out and back trail (so consequently, the last leg on the way back) is a little rough, particularly in the May heat, as the terrain is mostly sand scrub, with no shade and white sand. If you power through that part, the forest and wetlands are really nice and relatively easy considering how it starts. I was lucky enough that we haven't had much rain in the past weeks which meant that some areas that could potentially be flooded were dry, but something to look out for in the rainy months. Be sure to bring plenty of water on this one, as the sandy terrain at the beginning and end will sap you pretty quick.

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Tim Carpenter
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I’d give this a 4 if it weren’t for the 1-mile stretch of sugar sand near the beginning. It takes you through that, into a pine forest, through wetlands that could flood the trail in summer, and finally out to the St. Johns River. Some parts are shaded and some aren’t but the hottest part is near the beginning. The trail is 3.6 miles one way if followed to its end at the river, longer than what’s listed in AllTrails. If you do this in the summer, bring a lot of water and be prepared to walk in mud further out.

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Harald Brandner
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This trail winds through 4 different landscapes: Sand, fire, tropical, wetland. Very interesting to see. Good only when temperatures are not to high. Trail takes about 4 hours round trip with benches in between. This is not a loop trail. Only 1/4 is sandy. At the end of the trail is the St. Johns River. The other end is inside the park.

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Martin Hatcher
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Gloria Howard
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Trail starts off in the hardwood hammock but then transitions to Florida scrub habitat with sand as the trail. It was nice on an overcast January day, but definitely not something to do in the summer heat. I didn’t go to the end as I got side tracked on one of the side trails photographing the Florida ScrubJay and the Eastern Towhee.

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Roaine Ash-Maheux
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