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
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.