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Flagler Trail

Take a hike through Florida history on this trail which is located along an abandoned railroad.

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Henry Flagler constructed a massive railroad system which traversed the entire Atlantic coast of Florida from Jacksonville to Key West. This massive railroad also included branches that extended towards the center of the state. One such stretch of track once traversed the wilderness of modern day Seminole County near Oviedo and Chuluota before being abandoned in the 1950’s. This segment of former railroad track is now called the Flagler Trail and runs through the dense swamps and forests of the Little Big Econ State Forest. If you follow the trail far enough you can see the old remnants of railroad trestles that once allowed trains to cross the Little Big Econ River. It’s a great place to hike or go for a bike ride and enjoy the great outdoors of Central Florida.

The Flagler Trail trail head found in the map below has plenty of parking and is open every day from dawn until dusk, there is no fee to use the trail. You can also experience portions of the Flagler Trail and see the former route of the impressive railroad at the Geneva Wilderness Area and Lake Harney Wilderness Area.

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Flagler Trail

flagler railroad trestles

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