Explore the most popular trails near Sorrento 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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hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful hike, and it's a must see place if you enjoy hiking in Central Florida. This trail starts at the first parking area and then takes you southward into Orange Co. You get to see Oak Hammock, Pine Flatwoods, marsh and scrub habitats, and you're likely to see Scrub Jays in the scrub habitat on the Orange Co. side. Be sure to bring sun protection for the long stretches of trail that are exposed to sulight.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice I started on the Florida trail, took a loop on the weikva trail, Was on the horse trail for while, then swing back around to the Florida Trail. Got rained on that felt good. Heard a big crash about a half mile in, finally turn my head and saw a beautiful deer. It’s really an open trail so be sure you bring a hat

hiking
4 months ago

We did a great moderate 10 mile hike on this trail with our pup. It was beautiful with a lot of wildlife, trees, and scenery. Most of the pathways are not groomed and you have to make your own trail after a storm or two. One thing I did not like was that people hunt here as well and that makes me nervous to hike during hunting season!

BSA Troop 43 from Tavares completed a 15 miles hike today. We took the main trail starting with waypoint 1 at Wekiwa Spring. We follow the trail until reaching Waypoint 19. There was lot of muddy spots along the river and beyond. We crossed into the main/bicycle trail and followed it to waypoint 10 where we crossed into Volksmarch trail. There are several small sinkholes in the area with a huge one that was pretty deep. We continue our hike all the way to the starting point. Through our hike we saw few wild turkeys and some tortoises but, for the most part wildlife was absent through most of the trails. Waypoint 1 was a little tricky to find since there was not much signs in the parking area indicating how to get to it. In general, it was a good hike but, you need to be prepared for it with plenty of water and snacks for energy.

Quiet hike through the Lower Wekiva Loop at the Seminole State Forest. Trail was well marked. Pockets of shade and lots of open spaces so be careful when sunny and humid. Some some stretches of sugar sand. Overall a peaceful hike. Did not encounter much wildlife.

Hiked a section of this today while completing The Lower Wekiva Loop. The part I competed was well marked, Sandy (but not too bad), and mostly out in the open in the scrub. There was a nice shelter with benches and a fire ring close to the Bear Pond Trailhead. Didn't see much wildlife, but like most of the Florida Trail.... the surrounding beauty was enough.

I'm working on the Florida State Forest Trailwalker Program. If you want to follow my progress and read descriptions of the trails I complete, visit my blog at www.floridatrailblazing.com. Stay safe and Happy Hiking!

All you can expect and more. Simply beautiful! Great hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Post Irma. Trail is wonderful. No mosquitoes either. Trail is well marked with orange paint on trees. How ever get 3 miles going north I did miss the trail. It does not go straight past the service road and Veres to the right. I tried to make it to black Creek, but came to something I call confusion corner. It was not obvious to me where the Florida Trail went. There were white markings blue markings even a red reflector on the service road. I may have been very close, but I decided to turn around. Since I was going to turn around at I creek anyway. I did startle a large turkey, saw several hawks, and a bunch of Cardinals. And 1 million butter flies

walking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beautiful walk

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Over grown trails, and closed for hunting.

We went camping end of September. We took a long hike through the trails. The trail is mostly soft sand so it's at times difficult to walk unless you are on the edges. There is no shade once of ever, so prepare yourself with hat and lots of water. Not a trail to go wow! but if cooler it would be a good work out. I would go again but definitely when temperatures are much lower.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

awesome!

paddle sports
Saturday, August 06, 2016

I went early on a Friday for my first time on the river and saw tons of wildlife. River otter, turtles, gators and more. At about 11 the river started to get pretty crowded. It seems like a really good party river on the weekends. Next time I go I'm going to start early mid week. I rented a single kayak and there are two options (sit in and sit on). Both of them weren't the best but the sit in kayak was extremely small unstable and uncomfortable so I switched to the sit on kayak and had a better experience. It was still a bit uncomfortable but very stable.

I have also hiked some of the trails around the area. Very easy hike and pretty awesome to see the springs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mostly scrub brush, a ton of spider webs and part of the park was closed for hunting.

Was a bit disappointed.

hiking
Friday, July 03, 2015

This section of the Florida Trail snakes through Seminole State Forest west of the Wekiva River and gives you a view of a pristine piece of Central Florida wilderness. The land is covered by pine flatwoods and scrub, with scattered natural springs feeding meandering creeks and streams, some wide enough for a kayak.

paddle sports
Thursday, March 27, 2014

I've paddled many rivers but this one is by far my personal favorite. I first paddled this river in 1979 during a school field trip and it became a life long destination. I have paddled this area during all four seasons and they are all very different and equally enjoyable....well, getting stuck in an unexpected thunderstorm in July wasn't quite as enjoyable.....I've seen many gators, a variety of turtles, birds and even river otters and deer....can't wait to get back again.

paddle sports
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rock spring run. One of my favorite rivers to kayak. Classic Florida river. lots of birds, few alligators, and have seen deer. Recommend doing the paddle during the week day, can get quite busy on the weekends.

paddle sports
Sunday, May 02, 2010

Beautiful site

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