Explore the most popular wildlife 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
3 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
4 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.

Enjoyed the walk

hiking
6 months ago

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

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!

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.

mountain biking
9 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
10 months ago

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.

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.

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.

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Great start through moderate vegetation, crossing several wooden bridges. Little scenic enjoyment though once you reach the clearing and follow the loop trail. Nothing to be proud of, but not a waste of time either. 3/5

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beautiful area! Boardwalk ends into a lightly trafficked trail. Ran across a pigmy rattler and called it a day.

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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The waterfall is small, maybe 5ft? Most people are expecting something huge, but it's really not.

walking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Love this trail. Great Boardwalk, may be a little slippery so careful during rainy season

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Nice easy uneventful walk. Great for beginners

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

A nice and easy flat hike with the dog. A little narrow at points but a great way to spend an hour in the afternoon to get outdoors and clear your head.

trail running
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Easy, flat, beautiful FL woods; less than 2mi away from UCF campus. Watch for trail markers-- could easily miss a turn. Mostly tree-canopied footpath.

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