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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, 20-mile route is one of Seminole County's showcase trails, with portions of new trail rapidly being added in neighboring Lake County.
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 next miles of the Seminole-Wekiva mirror the peaceful wooded areas that began the trail, with the convenient Markham Road trailhead offering ample parking and restroom facilities. The trail continues west past the trailhead for a short distance, before leaving the former rail corridor to turn north along the side of Longwood Markham Road.
After about 1.5 mile, the trail comes to an end for now at State Highway 46, which is undergoing a massive construction project. Disconnected segments of the trail have been added along the highway further to the west, although there is no connection between the rest of the trail at present. Plans call for the trail to eventually continue all the way through Mount Plymouth and Mount Dora to Tavares, connecting with the existing Tav-Lee Trail.
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.
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