Seminole Wekiva Trail

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Running along the former line of the Orange Belt Railway, the Seminole-Wekiva Trail offers a peaceful alternative to the busy streets of Altamonte Springs. This popular, well-marked, 14-mile route is one of Seminole County's showcase trails.

From Altamonte Springs the trail begins across a pleasant wooden bridge at the San Sebastian Prado trailhead. The first 7 miles traverse quiet residential neighborhoods and lush woods. Draped with Spanish moss, the tree canopy provides welcome shade. Two miles in you'll reach the ball fields and open park space of the Seminole County Softball Complex.

North of Mile Marker 7 the mood shifts from rural relaxation to suburban bustle. Over the next 3 miles, you'll skirt the International Parkway business corridor, weaving amid modern office buildings and shopping centers with ample food, water and restroom options. Just past Mile Marker 9, a spur trail on the right leads east to a pedestrian bridge over I-4 before joining the Cross-Seminole Trail.

The final 4 miles of the Seminole-Wekiva mirror the peaceful wooded areas that began the trail. At trail's end, the Markham Road trailhead offers ample parking and restroom facilities.

Parking and Trail Access

To reach the San Sebastian Prado trailhead, take I-4 to Exit 92 and drive west about 1.5 miles on Route 436/Semoran Boulevard. The well-marked trailhead is on the north side of the boulevard.

To reach the Markham Road trailhead, take I-4 to Exit 101 and head west on Route 46A. Turn right on Orange Boulevard then left on Markham. The marked trailhead is on the left.
Parking is available at both trailheads.

Contact:
Seminole County Trails & Greenways
520 West Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 200
Sanford, FL 32773
(407) 665-2093

Reviews

Update on my prior review

   March, 2014 by mick_nm

This is still a great suburban trail, with nice scenery and places to stop. However, one of the nicest spots on the trail has gone downhill. Across from the Panera Bread on Lake Mary Blvd, there was a small farm with some cows, horses, and overall nice ...read more

Great trail

   January, 2014 by libertad

Lots of amenities: water fountains, benches,parking, public bathrooms along the way. Well marked. Has two underpasses for major roads. Has nice wooded segments but also goes close to urban areas where can get soemething to eat or drink. We really enjoyed ...read more

Suburban enjoyment

   November, 2013 by cindy elia

I really like the laid back feel of this suburban, surprisingly scenic trail. There are still a few areas with thin woods and wetlands, with many songbirds and waterfowl. As for the black bear, he is most likely the unfortunate product of a vanishing ...read more