Explore the most popular birding 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.

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

mountain biking
1 month 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.

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
1 month 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.

Enjoyed the walk

hiking
3 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!

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!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great trail for all level of riders, with some great scenery and wildlife. For a 360 video of a portion of the trail, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDoUv27_BVg&feature=share

hiking
7 months ago

Didn't make it all the way to the landing strip as much of the trail adjacent to the river was flooded from Hurricane Irma, but definitely going back when the water level recedes a bit. Very easy to navigate, and saw some deer at night while heading back.

A decent Trail to hike, Well marked. Unfortantly, I did not get to see much wildlife which is why i love to hike, but I did get to see a large gopher tortoise, an eastern fence lizard and foot tracks from a black bear. I will check this trail out again in the future.

A beautiful trail to Hike. Parts of the trail were flooded after Hurricane Irma, but was still passable. We went during the middle of the day so we did not get to see much wildlife, but we were lucky enough to see a Red Tail Hawk, a 5' Alligator and a Pigmy Rattlesnake on the trail. Although there is limited parking at the Trail Head, the Trail seemed to be heavily traveled by other hikers. This trail is relatively close to my house so I will be going back to hike it again.

The trails were fairly well marked, and the route featured a lot of shade and beautiful oak trees. My only suggestion is not to hike this trail during rainy season, as we were not able to complete the loop due to the river covering the trail. We had to turn around and go back the way we had come.

nice place too go with the family take the kids they will love it. if you like hiking, birdwatching or scenic walking ya'll love it. there's lots of wildlife too see.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Excellent trail to casually bike on.

Monday, February 06, 2017

beautiful trail, nice and shaded, goes to the river, great for dogs!

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Enjoyable walk! Pretty flat, but nice area

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Short, easy, flat

walking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Perfect trail for a quick evening hike. I don't think I'd enjoy this trail in the middle of the day as it wasn't shaded most of the time.

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Great default trail, easy terrain, some decent scenic views of river.

road biking
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

This is a wonderful trail that stretches along a nice residential area. Everyone on the trail is so nice and it is always clean. There are many locations on the trail that make it exciting. It is great for all activities. On a bike you can do the whole trail and check downtown Oviedo. If you walk or run, it is shaded and has many great views of the forest in Florida. I recommend this trail to anyone if they ever get the chance.

mountain biking
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Nice ride.... pretty much all tarmac but defo a good start for beginners

walking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Great trail with shade! We walked but it's definitely more of a bike trail and will do that next time!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A great trail for beginners. I take my friends who have never been hiking before here.

You frequently see other people here, particularly UCF students.

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