Shingle Creek Trail: Pine Island East Loop

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Shingle Creek Trail: Pine Island East Loop is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Orlando, FL that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles 16 feet Loop
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Adjacent to major tourist attractions and growth areas, the Shingle Creek Management Area is the last remaining natural area of its size in southwest Orange and northwest Osceola counties. The District has restored portions of the swamp with funding provided as mitigation to offset wetland impacts associated with construction of the Central Florida Beltway and other surrounding development projects. Shingle Creek is the major water source for Lake Tohopekaliga, which is part of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and forms the headwater of the Everglades. Because of the land's significance to the Everglades, the Shingle Creek Management Area is featured site along the Everglades Trail. Go to www.evergladestrail.org.

There are several ways to enjoy the property. You can hike the nature trail or paddle* the creek behind Hunters Creek Middle Creek School. Bicycling is another popular activity on the four miles of power line dirt roads linking the Middle School trail to the Hunter's Vista subdivision. An additional three miles of hiking trails are located within the east and west pine islands. A picnic shelter with tables is located at the east pine island. Finally, you can take a very short hike at the Marriott Trail. At this time, the Marriott Trail provides limited access to the management area and visitors are encouraged to use one of the other access sites.

Cypress, gum trees, and wet prairies that ring pine islands are evidence the land stays mostly wet. A variety of wildlife such as white-tailed deer, alligators, wild turkey and wading birds thrive in the Shingle Creek corridor. Bring your fishing pole, bicycle, binoculars, or canoe. Either way, you'll get a good look at the initial headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem.

NOTE: A primitive canoe launch is located at the Hunter's Creek Middle School access.

Laurel Odmark

2 Completed0 Reviews

The trailhead was really hard to find. It's behind the school. The part along the creek was pretty the remaining was just a muddy track in a loop around a field. We saw cranes. No restrooms seen but a nice picnic area.

Mike R.

More than a little disappointed. Mostly open area with little to no shade and a consistently unremarkable landscape. Bummer.

Jhon Arias

1 Completed2 Reviews

Nice

Jhon Arias

1 Completed2 Reviews

David K.

Very quiet and peaceful

Stacey Miller

7 Completed3 Reviews

Had a great day:) saw an American bald eagle and several other birds of prey.... Osprey and a hawk.

Sheiny Hernandez

1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing. I come here all the time and the people are always fun as well.

Luis Castillo

7 Completed5 Reviews

this is an update on the trail...
the trail is flooded out on many parts make some areas unpassable due to all the rain, and some of the bridges are washed out... needs some repairs.

Juli Serna

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome easy trail

Julia Cabanos

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was my very first trail hike and I enjoyed it very much. We used the trail entrance by the middle school and followed the trail along 417. I def plan on going back.