Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

 

Silver Springs State Park

 

Location and Hiking Trail Maps with Nature Viewing Information and Photos

Marion County

Entry Fee: $8 per vehicle, $5 single occupant

Official Website

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Silver Springs State Park offers glass bottom boat tours, kayaking and more at the main entrance on East Silver Springs Boulevard, but your best entrance for hiking is on 1425 NE 58th Ave, FL 35, mapped below.

 

It's amazing how close to town you can be while still feeling away from it all for hours. Trails include Sand Hill Trail near the entrance, Sink Hole Trail with plenty of signs to help you learn about and recognize local flora and fauna, and the River Trail and Swamp Trail which meet great views at Silver River. The views range from hardwood hammock one moment one moment opening into longleaf pine the next, distinct marsh and swamplands, with birding at the river always a short distance away.

 

This is an easy day trip in town, with plenty of visitors to interrupt the solace, but don't let that turn you off from how well preserved and beautiful the land and sites are. Silver Springs State Park is truly a gem of Ocala.

 

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Silver Springs Trail Map - PDF Map of Trails

 

Interactive Map of trail at AllTrails

 

Find below pictures and a Google Map.

 

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

 

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

 

Florida Wire Grass
Florida Wire Grass

 

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Sabal Palm, or Cabbage Palm, is the Florida State Tree

 

Turkey Oak

Turkey Oak

 

Rusty Lyonia

Amid the many oaks and palms, you will find rusty lyonia, or crooked wood, and other leafy evergreens

 

Southern Magnolia

Southern magnolia abound - can't wait until spring!

 

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Sink Hole Trail may not have the prettiest name, but even in heart of winter is filled with color

 

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

A place to stop, look, and listen any time of the year - Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

 

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Swamp Trail and River Trail each lead to Silver River with year around birding opportunities

 

 

Walking amid the pines on Sink Hole Trail

 

The sights and sounds of Swamp Trail at Silver Springs State Park

 

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Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images

Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park
Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Bryan Lindenberger
Sand Hill Trail at Silver Springs State Park

Silver Springs State Park Trail Map

Entrance along NE 58, FL Highway 35

Pines on Sand Hill Trail, Silver Springs

Florida Wire Grass

Sabal Palm, Cabbage Palm

Turkey Oak

Rusty Lyonia

Southern Magnolia

Sink Hole Trail at Silver Springs

Swamp Trail Boardwalk at Silver Springs

Great Blue Heron at Silver River

Live Florida Beauty - Outdoor Sites and Images