Wekiwa Springs Loop Trail is tough hike with options to make much easier is Wekiwa Springs State Park near Orlando, Florida. This hike is kid friendly and dog friendly. Though the entire hike may be too long for young children, it can made much shorter. Mountain bikers and equestrians are also welcome on portions of this trail. The park website says "there are several trails available at Wekiwa Springs State Park, ranging in length from .8 of a mile to 13.5 miles. The shortest trail has a boardwalk that allows an opportunity to observe the beauty of a river hammock. The boardwalk portion of this trail meets ADA standards. For those feeling more adventurous, our longest trail provides an opportunity to see several plant communities ranging from river swamp to dry sandhill. Some of the animals you may encounter while enjoying the trails including black bear, white tailed deer, bobcat, gopher tortoise, turkeys and many other bird species." Wekiwa Springs State Park is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. There is camping available in Wekiwa Springs State Park.
The Seminole Tribe once lived in the area. Wekiwa means 'spring of water' and Wekiva means 'flowing water' in the Creek language.
Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Wekiwa Springs State Park 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka 32712