Silver Springs State Park is open seven days a week. Glass Bottom Boat tours and Paddling Adventures canoe and kayak rentals are operating. Federal law now requires all passengers and crew to wear facemasks on Glass Bottom Boat tours. Please note we are not yet offering shuttle service from Ray Wayside Park.

We are taking precautions to help ensure your safe visit, but we need your help. Please observe social distancing guidelines at all times during your visit to the park, and face masks are encouraged (required on Glass Bottom Boat tours). Remember, we’re in this together!

Take a walk on the wild side!

Discover a variety of hiking and nature trails ranging in length from less than one mile to a 4.6-mile loop. 

Choose your trail

Creek Trail

The Park's Main Entrance offers access to the newly created Creek Trail, a 3/4 mile loop that can be accessed behind the Black Bear Pavilion. The trail takes you to Half-Mile Creek, the Silver River's only tributary.

Spring Connector Trail

The Spring Connector Trail, blazed in light blue, connects the Main Entrance to the Silver River Museum via the Sandhill Trail (blazed in yellow) and the Sinkhole Trail (blazed in red). This route is 2.3 miles one-way & over 4.6 miles round-trip.

Sandhill Trail

To hike the Sandhill Trail, park next to the Camping Entrance ranger station. This a 1.7 mile loop trail, blazed yellow, which explores a portion of the park's longleaf pine uplands.

Sinkhole Trail & Old Field Loop

The Sinkhole Trail, blazed red, is a 2.2 mile loop trail, and the Old Field Loop is 0.8 miles. These are both upland trails. For access to these park near the Silver River Museum in the day use area and utilize the 'Sinkhole Trail' archway to the left of the Museum.

Swamp Trail & River Trail

The Swamp Trail (1.9 mile loop, blazed orange) & River Trail (1.3 mile loop, blazed dark blue) are accessible from the Museum. Use the 'River Trails' archway to the right of the Museum. Both feature scenic overlooks of the Silver River.

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