What we're about

The Wekiva Wilderness Trust, is the non-profit Citizens Support Organization that supports the work of the three state parks that make up the Wekiva River Basin Parks - Wekiwa Springs, Lower Wekiva and Rock Springs. The WWT's mission is to promote educational and environmental aspects of the park and to work with the park staff to protect and preserve the almost 50,000 acres of the real Florida.

We will be hosting a family hike once a month! This is a short hike (unless otherwise stated on the event), usually about an hour, taking you thru some of our trails, and teaching you about the history of our beautiful park. This hike is open to all ages!

We will also be hosting weekly "Discovery Hours". In this "meetup" you will learn anything from Endangered Animals in our area, Florida Raptors, Reptile Exhibits, Edible Plants, and more! Some of the Discovery Hours are geared towards the little ones where we will have story time.

All events are free (other than the cost of admission to the park), and are open to all ages!

We can't wait to see everyone out there!

Upcoming events (3)

1st Sunday Family Hike

Rock Springs Run State Reserve

Join the volunteers with Wekiva Wilderness Trust as we bring back the much loved "Family Hike" on the 1st Sunday of every month!

This month the hike will be lead by volunteers Don & Noreen. Don has written multiple books on Florida Edible plants, and is currently working on a book about the history of the area. Noreen is a resident wildflower lady. She will show you all the amazing flowers that bloom at different times of the year.

This hike averages around 3 miles, however depending on the volunteers there may be an option to go farther if you wish or shorter (this won't be required).

Please be sure to bring water, snacks, bug spray (with tick repellant), comfortable clothing and shoes, and a camera for taking amazing pictures!

This is a family friendly hike, but we do ask that if you plan to bring your children that they are able to walk 3 miles or that you have a way to wear/ carry them.

We will meet at the parking area across from the Horse Barn. When you enter the park off of SR 46 (Sanford/Sorrento) just follow the signs there. You can also GOS Rock Springs Run Trail Rides for more directions. There are restrooms there, just please arrive early, the hike will start promptly at 10am.

Due to COVID regulations we we are limiting each hike to 10 participants and 2 volunteer leaders. Please RSVP, and if you can't make it please change your RSVP. Social distancing will be in place and masks are asked to be worn.

1st Sunday Family Hike

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Join the volunteers with Wekiva Wilderness Trust as we bring back the much loved "Family Hike" on the 1st Sunday of every month!

This month the hike will be lead by volunteers Crystal & Valerie. Crystal is an avid hiker, and has guided over 100 hikes. Valerie bring a wealth of knowledge for the park and animals that reside in it.

This hike averages around 3 miles, however depending on the volunteers there may be an option to go farther if you wish or shorter (this won't be required).

Please be sure to bring water, snacks, bug spray (with tick repellant), comfortable clothing and shoes, and a camera for taking amazing pictures!

This is a family friendly hike, but we do ask that if you plan to bring your children that they are able to walk 3 miles or that you have a way to wear/ carry them.

We will meet at the Sand Lake Parking area inside Wekiwa Springs State Park. The directions to this parking area are as follows: once you enter the park after paying at the entrance, take a left and follow that road until it dead ends (approx 2-3 miles). There are restrooms there, just please arrive early, the hike will start promptly at 10am.

Due to COVID regulations we we are limiting each hike to 10 participants and 2 volunteer leaders. Please RSVP, and if you can't make it please change your RSVP. Social distancing will be in place and masks are asked to be worn.

1st Sunday Family Hike

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Join the volunteers with Wekiva Wilderness Trust as we bring back the much loved "Family Hike" on the 1st Sunday of every month!

This month the hike will be lead by volunteers Don & Noreen. Don has written multiple books on Florida Edible plants, and is currently working on a book about the history of the area. Noreen is a resident wildflower professor. She will show you all the amazing flowers that bloom at different times of the year.

This hike averages around 3 miles, however depending on the volunteers there may be an option to go farther if you wish or shorter (this won't be required).

Please be sure to bring water, snacks, bug spray (with tick repellant), comfortable clothing and shoes, and a camera for taking amazing pictures!

This is a family friendly hike, but we do ask that if you plan to bring your children that they are able to walk 3 miles or that you have a way to wear/ carry them.

We will meet at the Sand Lake Parking area inside Wekiwa Springs State Park. The directions to this parking area are as follows: once you enter the park after paying at the entrance, take a left and follow that road until it dead ends (approx 2-3 miles). There are restrooms there, just please arrive early, the hike will start promptly at 10am.

Due to COVID regulations we we are limiting each hike to 10 participants and 2 volunteer leaders. Please RSVP, and if you can't make it please change your RSVP. Social distancing will be in place and masks are asked to be worn.

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1st Sunday Family Hike

Rock Springs Run State Reserve

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