Explore the most popular trails in Florida with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



kid friendly



dogs on leash

nature trips


trail running


wild flowers

mountain biking



no dogs

paddle sports

horseback riding



road biking


wheelchair friendly

dog friendly


rails trails

scenic driving

historic site

city walk


off road driving

Florida Map

Dock extending out to river is closed due to hurricane damage. Nice quick walk but not a ton to see.

We were on the trail for all of 10 min and ran into a coyote!

Lots of wildlife!

I went hiking here with a friend today and we both loved it so much that we are already planning our next trip back!

If you follow the trails closest to the river, the air is fresh and clean, and everything feels moist and alive! Once you get to the part of the trails that overlooks the river, there are some really great views to be had!

I would rate these trails as moderate, and definitely not for anyone disabled, the very young, or the elderly.

The website says there are about 10 miles of trails, so there's definitely plenty of room to explore if you're hiking, and also a fun amount of trail if you're biking.

The trails wind around and intersect each other a lot, so I would definitely recommend bringing your smart phone and using the AllTrails app or Google Maps. Without those, we would've definitely gotten lost.

For info about where to park, this website explains everything very thoroughly:



This trail is very rustic and beautiful and you are likely to see a lot of wildlife, especially if you go around dawn.

I was there early one morning and saw several deer, two large owls, and several wild turkeys.

I love how fresh and clean the air smells and the trail follows Shingle Creek for a while.

If you live anywhere near this trail, it's just a nice place to get away from all the busyness of orlando without having to drive too far.


1) Access is limited. You can only visit the trail certain hours, since parking is behind a middle school and the gate is closed at certain times. It's best to visit google maps, as they have the exact hours posted. Lookup: Shingle Creek Trailhead.

If you can't access the trail because the school gate is closed, there is a back entrance to the trail located in a neighborhood 10 min west of the school trailhead. Lookup "Millenium Waves" on google maps. The trail entrance is just east of it on Tarragona Drive. The only downside to this entrance is that you will have to walk about a mile to get to the wooded section of the trail behind the middle school. It's a scenic and peaceful walk though, and everyone I've met so far has been very friendly.

2) The trail is very secluded. If you at all don't feel safe by yourself, you'll definitely want to bring someone with you.

trail running
1 day ago

I was the only one on the trail that morning, no markings to keep you on the trail so that kept it interesting.. crossed a small dam and got to a water crossing but didn’t intend to get wet on my run so I turned back and ended up at 4.5mi - there are ATV trails that run parallel with the running path, being in south Florida I was generally surprised at the small elevation change I experienced here, I’ll be back with the intention of finishing the trail!

There are many trails but chose the drive. We will be back to do the trails. Plenty of wildlife to see; Alligators, water foul, blue herons, snow egrets, turtles, cardinals, woodpeckers, and turkeys.

The trail was very enjoyable going up and down the ravines. It's definitely one of Florida hilliest trail.

Hands down favorite place to go in Central Florida.

Great wildlife!

hiked this for the first time with North Florida Trail Blazers. Excellent trails with elevations that most trails in this area don't have. Great views await you on this trail.

I hiked this trail as part of the Florida Trail IDIDAHIKE 2018, always a great State Park to go hike and camp at.
The trails are marked and maintained well

2 days ago

Took a short hike towards old grist mill. Well marked trail. But found it confusing where to locate other trails, then it started to rain. Maybe more next visit
Nice playgrounds and camp sites

2 days ago

Nice rainy day. I startled an armadillo, I stood still and he waddled right towards me. When he finally saw me he took a hard left into the woods.

Gate was locked on the Bass Rd entry and there was no parking there. Find another entry point. Nice family trail and allows pets. Good amount of shade.

I enjoyed the local trail with the mixed terrain. It’s a great hike to do with friends or after work

Another nice hike on a Saturday morning.

Went in March and there weren’t any mosquitos. This trail is interesting. It’s an out and back with a loop in the middle. It crosses train tracks and has a couple of bridges. Mostly covered though a small portion is open. I would imagine this trail wouldn’t be good for trail running because majority of the trail ground has unearthed tree roots. Kid friendly. Brought my 3 and 4 year old and they did okay.

The UWF West Campus Trails offers a mostly canopied hike on the University of West Florida's nature preserve. While this trail is mostly caters towards the mountain bike crowd, this trail offers some a decent hike for hikers in Northwest Florida looking to add some elevation training to there hike. The 12 mile (gps clocked 11.2) offers more of the same when it comes to the "scenery" of NWFlorida. Due to the amount of PUDS (pointless ups and downs), i rate this trail a 4/5. I want to drop it to 3/5, but the PUDS would actually be quite fun if I was a biker. I would recommend this trail to anyone interested.

3 days ago

Such a pleasant surprise! Near the park ave area, there is another little set of trail systems accessible via fern trail. Fun adventure.

Small but excellent walkways and views.

family loved it

Beautiful trail. Plenty of birds and wildlife. The blue loop is well marked but be careful on the yellow loop. You can easily go off trail like I did. The maps to the trail are kept in the black box on the trail information board in the parking. The yellow loop extends into other sections that are not marked on the map.

Very well maintained. Trail is well marked.

trail running
4 days ago

The trails here are easy, soft, and sandy. Some parts are very pretty by the water. I ran in the afternoon and it was hot, I’d go in the morning next time.

nature trips
4 days ago

Lots of different options and combinations for trails meaning that you could come back multiple times and have different experiences. Interesting. Would like to come back. Kid friendly too. I brought my 3 and 4 year old and they enjoyed it.

off road driving
4 days ago

This was my first off road experience. We had a great time. If this was easy though I can’t imagine difficult.

Easy to find, easy parking and well maintained. Also has a covered picnic area by a play park for the kids to enjoy.

must have recently had a controlled burn.

Load More