Boonie Falls, Econlockhatchee State Forest


Boonie Falls

Who said there aren’t any falls in Central Florida?

There are two options to find the trail. You can join from the Lockwood Blvd. trailhead, no designated parking, for less than a mile hike to the falls. Or you can take the Barr St. Trailhead, with much parking (lot was expanded in 2020).

From Barr St. follow Florida State Trail signs toward Lockwood Blvd. It will be about 2 miles. You should follow the orange flashes on the trees/signs. There are many turns and decision points. You will see the Econlockhatchee River from various angles. There are some fire roads/paths (very sandy) that can be used as “short cuts” with fewer roots or obstacles but also less visual interest.

The falls are about 3′. There is a bench nearby but no markers. If you hike too fast you might miss them! Some hikers out that day (a cold Christmas 2020) didn’t stop for them. Boonie Falls
Near Oviedo, FL

Econlockhatchee State Forest

Impressive Cypress Tree near the Barr Trailhead
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