Explore the most popular trails near Oviedo 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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on Sand Hills Yellow Loop

hiking
2 days ago

Nice quiet walk. Very easy clear trail. Dog had a fun time running along sniffing.

Although my husband and I both left a little bit of hide on this trail, it was beautiful and fun.

Backpacked to a campsite a little after the closed bridges. Crossed two then cut through the sea of poles on the right to the small lake where there are good hammocking spots. Great wood for a fire. Great trails for hiking - pretty straightforward. The Econ is low during this season so the path is wide. Dropped below 50 degrees the previous night. It was a beautiful view of the stars. We did hear coyotes at one point, but it’s the woods, what can you expect?

Good quick paddle from 419 to snow hill rd. About 3 hours taking your time. Quiet, wildlife, and easy to get to if you from the area or close to Ucf area.

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
2 months 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.

great trail system that runs through grassy fields and Florida woodlands

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.

hiking
3 months ago

There are many trails here through oak hammocks and pine flatwoods. There are many pretty trails here, and there is very little shade on most of them. Most of the shady sections are along the Florida Trail (which cuts through the middle of the park) and the western boundary. This is a very nice park for birds and wildlife, and it's one of the best places to get onto the Florida Trail.

Starting at the Jones trailhead allows a similar double loop with a touch more river and way less time on the rails to trails Flagler. It is entirely bicycle friendly which takes a bit of hiker solace out and adds in a big dose of twisty-turny especially on two bridges. The ditch is a must see and do especially for bikers but I find the river panoramas a more interesting hike.

Pretty nice views. Not shaded much. Saw a lot of tortoises but the grasshoppers were insane

mountain biking
6 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.

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
7 months ago

This was a decent trail. Don’t get me wrong the trail itself is great. There are some long shaded sections and some nice scenery along the way. The wildlife, however, is pretty lacking. I hiked the entire trail in the morning and saw just a turkey, a hawk and a bunch of lizards. It was a bit underwhelming but still a good day. It’s worth doing if you’ve never done it before but that’s about it.

walking
7 months ago

My first time in Oviedo, I was looking for an end of day walk when I happened upon this scenic macadam trail. It was quiet with occasional bikers, and joggers, and dog-walkers doing their thing, while I strolled along for a couple of hours. The pathway was exceptionally well—maintained, with lots of greenery.

If you like the adventure, this is the right place to explore the trails, is quiet and you can see lots of turtles in the rute. Better to go when is good weather because there isn't shelter. No restrooms. Free parking. Pet friendly. Great for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.

Enjoyed the walk

hiking
9 months ago

not clearly marked and over grown since irma. access is from the riverside park across the open field.

It's still closed from the hurricane as of 1/28/18

Pretty walk. But very short and trail entrance is not clearly marked

Long and lots of turns ! Watch the map!

love the river part

Great walk with family.. beautiful river views!

Did this trail today. Trail itself was great. Moderate traffic, well kept. Bridge was closed for repair so didn't get to do the whole loop. Draw backs were no maps, facilities or information at trail head parking. I won't do it again for the biggest reason of absolutely no facilities not even a porta John.

Hiked it with all of my children at many different ages! Great trail for everyone. The payoff of the lookout tower makes it a great reward for the kids hard work walking!

When on a 10 miles hike through an area of the park. Some sections were close due to flood damaged. Bring drinking water since none is available. I went with a group of scouts from Troop 43 in Tavares who are working in their Hiking Merit Badge. Watch for bicyclists since you’re sharing the trails with them. That section of the park has three parking areas but the only on for free is the hikers one. The courtesy parking fee is $2.00 to be use in the maintenance of the trails. There is a coed bathroom in the bicycle parking area.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Nice trail. Saw 2 snakes, one of which was a nice sized rattlesnake. Plenty of bear and animal tracks. One of the bridges was down but my boyfriend and I had a great time finding our way across. There are a few dead ends if you begin to venture off into alternate paths but all in all if was a nice simple enough trail.

Recently walked a section of the Flagler Trail while completing the Kolokee Loop Trail for the Florida Trailwalker Program. the section I hiked was wide enough to drive a vehicle on, clear of debris, and easy walking.

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