Shingle Creek Trail: Pine Island East Loop

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Located within the hustle and bustle of urban Orlando, Shingle Creek provides a good look at the initial headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem. It's a great place to bike, hike, fish, kayak, canoe, and see wildlife. Canoe boat ramp available.

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Juli Serna (139)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome easy trail

Julia Cabanos (52)

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.

Sandra Arenas (210)

3 Completed2 Reviews

Luis Castillo (179)

2 Completed2 Reviews

this is my first trail and me and my family love it... we ride our mountain bikes thru the flats and trails... non stop fun and excitement plus get great views of wildlife... other reviews on here seem to be on point! so grab your helmet, water bottle, and be ready for anything lol

Carla Webb (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

First time on the trail, I used the Marriott Grande Vista trailhead off International Drive. Although this entrance is property of the Shingle Creek Management area (and not Marriott), the trail is probably only 1/4 to 1/2 mile and then stops. Signs then direct hikers to turn around and go back to the entrance. The trail was fairly wet and the golf course was in sight at all times. Unless I missed something, this does not appear to be part of the extended trail. I will try another trailhead and provide another update.

Alvin Olavarrieta (74)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Shingle Creek is a nice trail for mountain biking.

Wesley Cordero (57)

1 Completed1 Reviews

nice place

Michael Casey (72)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Pretty good dose of nature given the suburban location. We encountered a good bit of wildlife on our short excursion, including a couple small gators, a river otter, turtles, a water mocassin, and plenty of white ibis, great blue herons, and egrets. We started at the trail head behind Hunters Creek Middle School. There are now signs at the road directing you to trail parking which is in the same place as the school's bus entrance. Just past the trail head you'll walk across a bridge to the other side of the creek. The trail continues north along the side of the creek for about 1/4 mile, until you come to a power line clearing. We followed the power lines west to East Pine Loop and stopped at the first picnic area there for lunch. Our route ended up being about 2.5 miles round trip. The trail was pretty well marked, and the terrain is easy so long as it's dry. Only downside is the eyesore of the power lines/man-made drainage, and a bit of litter and graffiti near the trail head. Watch out for snakes and poison ivy.

Amy Howe (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

We started from behind the middle school. Yes it's a nice little oasis in the city at first but about 1/4 mile in you're in a big field with nothing but power lines. We took the east pine island loop. It was nice but nothing exciting. We'd go back again but only because it's a couple blocks from our home.

Jessica Bixby (6718)

35 Completed28 Reviews

So far I've found 4 different trailheads to Shingle creek. So it can be confusing. If you start from inside the neighborhood of Hunter's Creek then yeah it does seem like nothing but power lines. Starting from the school not so much.

I've only been out to the pine island loop out there. The 1st time I was out there the trials were well marked. Now some are over grown & I think I ended up following an animal trial.