This hiking trip we began at the Barr Street Trailhead off of CR 426 and it starts you out on the Florida Trail next to the Econlockhatchee River. Just after the trailhead as you go onto the Orange trail we came to an intersection not that far where the Florida Trail splits two ways. You can keep going straight or like we did on this hike choose to go left instead. This lead us to the Econlockhatchee River as we passed through some camping sites in an open area. Continuing on the Florida Trail from here we had many great views of the white sandy beaches that make up the high river bluffs. I Noticed the tea colored water and how in some areas you can see right through to the river bottom. Look around you may see some turtles and alligators sun bathing!
|Trail along Econlockhatchee River|
|Remains of The Henry Flager Railroad at Flagler Trail|
The Flagler trail is a wide, straight unpaved path surrounded by woods and bike trails on both sides. Once we crossed the river onto the Flager trail we hiked this for several miles until it met up again with the Florida Trail and it cut back into the forest. We kept going here in this thick shaded hammock for just a little bit as it was getting late in the day and had to make sure we had enough time to head back before sunset.
|White Sandy Bluffs along Econlockhatchee River|
|Tea Colored Waters|
|Wooden Trail Bridge built by Florida Trail Volunteers|
|Dense Palm Canopy|