Explore the most popular hiking 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
26 days 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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Boardwalk is a lovely walk-through that opens up into a scenic loop with a couple varied pathways. The contrast between the forested area and the scenic trail is stark. Rattlesnakes are identified to roam the area so my senses were a little more heightened that I would have liked. Overall, it was a decent morning walk.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Awesome! Lots of little off trails. Technical and challenging! Quite a few nice surprises mixed in!

hiking
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Pretty straightforward. The end had a nice little beach with a cute bridge, just wish the trail had a few more sights along the way.

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.

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