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Hiking at Little Big Econ State Park

Let's go hiking!

From the Florida Forest Service website: Little Big Econ State Forest's name comes from combining the names of the Little Econlockhatchee River and the larger Econlockhatchee River which flow through the property. The forest's most notable feature is the narrow, winding Econlockhatchee River which is designated as an Outstanding Florida Water (OFW) and singled out for preservation.

Little Big Econ State Forest has an abundance of recreation opportunities. Canoeing along the Econ is a favorite pastime with many visitors, improved canoe launch areas have been established along the river. Three trailhead parking areas have been established for hiking, horseback and mountain bike riding, with 1 hiking trail (Kolokee) in the Florida Forest Service's Trailwalker and Trailtrotter Programs. Other activities include fishing, bird-watching, picnicking and nature study. Primitive camping for canoeists is available with a special-use permit which can be obtained from the Little Big Econ State Forest office.

PHOTO: The Econlockhatchee River.

Things to Bring:

Water, sunblock, bugspray, snacks. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful day to be out hiking. Everyone was so friendly.

    January 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    One is never closer to god than in nature.
    Would like to trek the whole length next time.
    It was a great day.

    January 9, 2012

  • Kemble

    Great guide and awesome people

    January 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Everyone at the event was really friendly and talkative.

    January 8, 2012

  • Maggie

    I'm looking forward to this hike :) 3 of the people I was bringing are too sore from the 9 miles hike we did today to come tomorrow, sorry :(

    January 7, 2012

  • Maggie

    oh ok not too bad, i'm doing a 10 miles hike on wed was trying to figure how sore i will be from this one :)

    January 1, 2012

  • Maggie

    how many miles?

    December 25, 2011

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