Day Hike - Little Big Econ State Forest

  • November 9, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Dates:  November 9, 2012

Day Hike - we will self shuttle cars this is a linear trail approx 10 miles

http://www.floridaforestservice.com/state_forests/little_big_econ.html

http://www.floridaforestservice.com/state_forests/sf_pdf/little_big_econ_trails.pdf

Flanking the banks of the Econlockhatchee River, a ribbon of wilderness protects a swath of forests edged on one side by suburbia, on the other by ranchland. It is the Little-Big Econ State Forest, more than 5,000 acres of uplands and cypress swamps along this floodplain river, a sinuous waterway with tall bluffs and many tributaries. Along its 10-mile journey through the forest, the Florida Trail offers one of the most rugged hikes in the Orlando area, dipping into a broad range of habitats along the way

This hike starts where the Florida Trail crosses Lockwood Blvd on the edge of Oviedo. From either Geneva Rd (SR 426) or Chuluota Rd (SR 429), drive down Lockwood Rd to where you see the tall power lines. The trail starts here on the east side of the road. There is no formal parking area, but hikers park on the broad grassy shoulder.

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  • Donna

    The trailhead was on Barr street and I ran late due to heavy traffic getting thru Orlando but that is why I out my phone number on the site was hoping y'all would call me

    November 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I saw the post with your phone number when I got home, but I do not have a smart phone and do not have a data plan. :(

      November 10, 2013

  • Donna

    There is also a meetup app for phone which helps to keep up

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I drove all over and could not find location, I even had map quest, decided to go shopping!

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I showed up at 9:32 and didn't see any one and waited around for a while. I figured it was canceled or everyone no showed and decided to go on a hike on my own.

    November 9, 2013

  • Donna

    No one showed so can't shuttle needed two vehicles will catch everyone on the next trip leaving area

    November 9, 2013

  • Donna

    We are 12 miles out

    November 9, 2013

  • Donna

    [masked] please call or text if you get lost or are not coming

    November 9, 2013

  • Priyanka

    we will not be be able to make it :( something has com up! Hope to join you guys real soon

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to go but I am concerned that this will be too long? how will the shuttle cars be used?

    November 8, 2013

    • sandra S.

      Don't worry we amble and expect about 5 hours for us me and Donna. You may be faster lol

      November 8, 2013

    • sandra S.

      Me and Donna are almost 60 so if we can you can do it

      November 8, 2013

  • Priyanka

    Hi Donna can you give me more details about where to meet you guys, timings ad parking ?

    1 · November 8, 2013

    • sandra S.

      Use the cr to find the general location. Call when you are close we will get you in

      November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Donna, I have not paid my dues, can I give you my money Saturday?

    November 8, 2013

  • Donna

    We will most of the cars to the end

    November 8, 2013

  • Carine

    Sorry, they changed my schedule at work:-(

    I am working this Saturday.

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to my first Florida Trekker outing!

    November 4, 2013

  • Carol (Cooper) E.

    Sorry to miss this.........going out of town

    October 21, 2013

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  • Donna
    "Ladytrekker", Organizer
    Event Host
  • sandra S.
    Assistant Organizer
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