Seminole Wekiva Trail, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
The Seminole Wekiva Trail is probably one of the most famous and favored trails in Central Florida. With 14 miles of smooth, paved trail in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This nature filled trail takes you north through Seminole County and connects you with several other different parks and wildlife like urban areas.
Seminole County is home to cyclists, road runners and those who love the great outdoors, this area has several outdoor locations. The Seminole Wekiva Trail is perfect if you fit the previous description as there are glowing reviews about this trail on Trip Advisor. This trail is 14 miles in length and connects Altamonte Springs with the Wekiva River, which is another popular destination for those who love canoeing. This trail is part of the Florida National Scenic Trail and after just after one visit here your nature heart will completely understand why it’s branded this way.
What the Wekiva Trail so Great?
The Seminole Wekiva Trail is 14 miles of smooth, paved trail, yes, not rocks or dirt but a nicely paved path. The trail takes you north through Seminole County and connects a variety of different parks and nature areas. Places like the softball complex in Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary Blvd, the Shoppes at Oakmonte and the Wekiva River can all be accessed from the trail which is a bonus for convenience. The Shoppes at Oakmonte offer a variety of restaurants to rest at while riding and there are plenty of bike racks for you to use. So, if you ever get that hunger urge you won’t be left in complete isolation.
This is one of the most popular shaded trails, with beautiful landscaping and the natural tree line of agriculture. Bring your friends or loved ones as the trail is wide and allows for multiple people to ride and run without blocking the way. With 3 trailheads along the trail you can take a custom stroll for whatever length you desire.
One of the coolest things to experience is road underpasses. Most urban trails involve crossing dangerous intersections or a tall bridge that most people have a challenging time with. With the Seminole Wekiva Trail you are able to use an underpass to cross State Road 434 and Lake Mary Blvd, which is extremely helpful. For riders on the trail at night you are able to use the sidewalk to bypass the underpass, just be sure you have the proper lighting on your bike or flashlight if you are walking.
One thing to always check before going to this masterpiece of a trail is the weather, even though you’ll be protected by the trees from rainfall, we don’t want you to feel rushed through this trail but choose a day that will be more enjoyable. This trail is one of the most shaded in Central Florida. Due to that you will stay relatively cool even during the summer so dress appropriately. Always remember to bring enough water.
Who Will Love the Experience?
As we mentioned, cyclists and runners of all skill levels will fall in love with this place and really get to enjoy the Seminole Wekiva Trail. However, all families, locals, dog owners and tourists will just as easily fall in the love with this area! You would have to some sort of closet freak or deep homebody to not love this place.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
The beginning of the trail is located at the San Sebastian Trailhead and from there you need to head north. You will continue on the trail until just before the Wekiva River. To make it to the river you will need to either bike or walk on an unpaved path for about .4 miles. It’s just a small adventure but fun.
Trailheads/rest areas with restrooms and water fountains are available along the trail. Always be sure to check out the trail map and signs, it’s important to be conscious of this so you don’t get lost. However, there are helpful signs all over the place. We hope you enjoy the experience.
Roach Family Wellness
623 Maitland Avenue #1101
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701