Hiking Econ River Wilderness Area


The Econ River Wilderness Area, just a stone’s throw east of UCF‘s main campus, is a beautiful place for a day hike. About 3 miles of trails meander through the 240 acre wilderness, offering a nice variety of habitats. Of course, the Econlockhatchee River is the crown jewel, a designated Outstanding Florida Water.

Econ River Wilderness Area

One of Seminole County’s excellent collection of natural lands, the trails are both well marked and well maintained. This is the younger section of the Econ River, the early stages before it picks up steam in the Little Big Econ State Forest several miles downstream.

Econ River Wilderness Area

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Econ River Wilderness Area, 3795 Old Lockwood Rd., Oviedo, FL

Here’s the official Seminole County PDF Brochure and trail guide for ERWA.

Want more of the Econ River? Check out the links below for nearby hiking, mountain biking and paddling along this beautifully forested river >>

Biking Little Big Econ State Forest

Biking the Outback

Biking the Two Bridges Loop

Econlockhatchee Paddling Trail

Hiking Little Big Econ State Forest

For even more great places to experience Florida’s Natural Wonders be sure to check out our Bucket List and Where-to-Go! Now get out there and enjoy!