Closest street address to Volksmarch trail
1800 Wekiwa Cir
Apopka, FL 32712
About the trail
Volksmarch trail is a 5.3 mi loop hike in Apopka, FL. Volksmarch trail was not busy during our visit, and people were primarily hiking (although there were people running on this trail too). Overall, the terrain was not really challenging, and effort-wise was pretty easy. It’s definitely a great hike for fun. There are opportunities to modify the route to create a longer or shorter distance depending on what you’re looking for.
How to locate Volksmarch trail within Wekiwa Springs State Park
Finding the trailhead is pretty straightforward after a quick look at the map, or a chat with the park ranger. I suggest doing both!
How to prepare to hike Volksmarch trail
Make sure to bring shoes that can be worn in dry and wet environments. The trail is mostly A mix of shaded and un-shaded area, but sunscreen is always recommended (although shade may provide some cover). Bring plenty of water, although potable water may be available on site. It’s advisable to print a map of the trail before heading out.
Other pieces of advice
- While Volksmarch trail is well maintained and easy to hike, be sure to grab a map before you head out. The trees are clearly marked with blazes (colored markings), but it’s easy to move in the wrong direction if you’re paying more attention to wildlife than the route (I did and was).
- It’s probably best to brush up on your outdoor safety knowledge before you jump into this hike, and download the Florida Pocket Ranger or another trailblazing app to keep track of your route (and know where to go if you need to get back to safety).