Econ River Wilderness Area reviews
This place is super nice, this is how Florida was a hundred years ago. Swamp and forest. nice picture opportunity's and a great hike. Bring water and comfy shoes. more »
This was a very peaceful walk through the woods. It goes to the Econ River edge and then loops back. Saw one snake and heard many birds, but that was it. Probably the time of day was a factor - mid.... more »
The parking lot for the Econ River Wilderness Area was just completely redone and it looks great! They added a gravel lot with parking stones and fencing and expanded the total parking capacity. The trails themselves are very pretty and lead down to the little econ river. The only two issues I have are as follows. First, in the summer rainy season, a large portion of the trail becomes impassable due to water. There is a small bridge for some of the worst areas, but overall the trail is not nearly as nice. The second issue, is that the entrance to the trail is very narrow. it is difficult for two people to pass each other right at the entrance of the trail. I hope Seminole county clears and widens the entrance a bit, since they are upgrading the trail overall. Once you get about 300 feet into the trail, 5-6 people could easily walk abreast with no issue, so I am not sure why the trailhead is so narrow.
Awesome trail. A ton of different paths to take, some less traveled than others. Dog friendly. Easy to spend a few hours here just enjoying the nature and sounds of the wildlife and rivers. Only downside is the lazy visitors who leave trash behind, not the parks fault and the rangers do a good job picking stuff up promptly. 5/5 will be going again. My dog and I love it!
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