Lake George Trail


Silver Glen Springs Trails

Silver Glen Springs Trails

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lake George Trail trailhead

A round-trip walk along the shoreline of Lake George, one of Florida's largest lakes, this day hike offers views of the lake framed by live oaks overhung with Spanish moss. Starting out near the site of the ancient village of the Timucua, the trail works its way through a variety of habitats, coming to an end on a picturesque low bluff with a three-mile view to the far shore.

Historic boathouse at the end of the Lake George Trail Lake George near the end of the Lake George Trail Bluff along Lake George Forest along the Lake George Trail Tunnel of vegetation on the Lake George Trail

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Be cautious of alligators sunning along the bank where the trail is close to the water.
Operational Hours: Same as Silver Glen Springs
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Included in day use fee for Silver Glen Springs
Water: At concession stand
Restroom: Near the trailhead

General Information


This trail sometimes floods after a heavy rain. Soft sand or mud may be a part of the hiking experience.


After you enter Silver Glen Springs past the concession stand, walk down towards the spring about halfway. Turn left and you'll see the trailhead sign under the live oak trees, near the ancient middens.

General Notes:

The trail is a round-trip out to the St. Johns River, here known as Lake George, the largest lake of the "River of Lakes." It ends within sight of an old boathouse and provides a sweeping view of the water.




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Picnic tables Table at a riverside overlook
Drinking water At the concession
Interpretive Site
Toilets Near the trailhead
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  Area/Length : 
2.3 mile round-trip


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