Hiking at Wekiva State Park (Intermediate skill level)

Now that it's winter and the mosquitos are hibernating, let's take advantage!  I explored some of the Wekiva Trail a few weeks ago, so I know it's good hiking (lots of shade, variety, scenic, quiet, etc). Although it is a 14-mile loop, I plan to just go 4 or 5 miles in and then turn around.

We'll be meeting at the springs, but if you have any trouble figuring out where to go or finding the group, don't hesitate to call/text me at (407) 921-0775.  Also, I recommend eating ahead of time, but if you happen to come hungry, they do sell food. Once we're back and worked up an appetite, we'll fire up the grill.

The weather's been having mood swings lately, so if it happens to be a hot day, we'll most likely have the springs to ourselves, as I doubt anyone would come swimming in March. Alternatively, there's also canoeing/kayaking.

Stuff to bring:

  • Bug spray (just in case we have a mosquito that likes the cold)
  • Water/snacks
  • Grillables for after the hike (I'll bring the charcoal, lighters, spatula, and a little bit of extra food, but probably not enough for everyone)
  • Hat/visor if you have one
  • $6 entry fee
  • Close-toed shoes (sneakers/socks should do the trick)

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  • Jenna B.

    I had a great time meeting everyone! Awesome hike. Thanks a lot!

    3 · March 3, 2013

  • Jason

    Thanks everyone who came; I had a fantastic time!

    4 · March 3, 2013

  • Amit

    Excellent trail selection!!Great hiking..I loved it!! Idea of good foot massage is so much tempting right about now..hahaha

    2 · March 2, 2013

  • Amit

    Cold day! Colder in the shades!! Haha

    March 2, 2013

    • Mike

      Agreed. The mosquito situation should be awesome.

      March 2, 2013

    • Amit

      That's exactly right!! Plenty of Hot Warm bodies to go around for them on a cold day!! Haha

      March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to be able to make this.

    March 2, 2013

  • Dan

    I suggest we meet at the top of the Wet to Dry Trail. If you're looking at the spring, it's to the far left (left of both cement staircases/walkways). Check out the 2 maps (PDFs starting with "MapWSSP") at http://www.floridastateparks.org/wekiwasprings/additionalinformation.cfm

    March 1, 2013

    • Mike

      As always, if anyone has any trouble finding the group, mycell

      March 1, 2013

    • Mike

      stupid Swtpe... my cell is[masked] in case anyone has any trouble finding us.

      March 1, 2013


    Sorry, can't go. I got another meetup with some of my family at Vero Beach! See y'all next time! :-)

    March 1, 2013

  • Rebecca K.

    I was really looking forward to this but my car needs some attention ASAP :( Next time!

    March 1, 2013

  • Dan

    FYI, if people are up early and looking for more natural beauty, there are 3 baby great blue herons in a nest on Hontoon Island. My friend is a ranger there and said the nest is by the picnic tables.

    March 1, 2013

  • Megan

    Wish I could, but have to work!!

    February 18, 2013

  • kv

    I was there in mid-Feb last year and the mosquitoes were out in full force. So I think bug spray is a definite must-have.

    February 12, 2013

    • Mike

      Agreed. I went in early December, and as long as you keep moving, they don't bother you at all.

      February 13, 2013

  • Ac D.

    sorry cant go something came up

    February 9, 2013

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