This must-hike trail winds through marshes and lakes teeming with Florida native wildlife.

Start in the parking area off of Wheeler road in Orlando Wetlands State Park. Follow the signs for the Orlando Wetlands Loop. Stay on the lookout for birds, reptiles, insects, and other interesting creatures as you hike through the species-rich wetlands.

Trail is open year round.

Note: Dogs are not allowed on the trail.

Photos: MJ2_Photography, Ricardo's Photography

Pack List

  • Sun protection
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Hiking boots (trail can be muddy)
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RT Distance 4 Miles
Activities Cycling, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

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Birds Forever

So many birds. The hiking is mostly on gravel roads with the exception of several small trails through the wooded areas of the park. It's totally worth a day trip just to see the wildlife! Next to no shade though, so maybe pick a cool day.


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