Big Shoals Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Big Shoals Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near White Springs, FL that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.4 miles 122 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


4 months ago

Really enjoyed the view of the shoals. Would recommend bringing bug spray

5 months ago

Was a cool hike because the river was running strong over the shoals. Rare sight in FL.

8 months ago

Great trail nice scenery.

10 months ago

Went out with 2 of my friends and had a great time! The trail runs right next to the Swanee River and there are some really nice spots to stop and take it all in. A must hike for any Florida Hiker!

mountain biking
1 year ago

I really wanted to give this trail 1 star, but it did have like 2 sections that were a nice single track mountain bike trail, especially the part that goes along the river by the big shoals. But the vast majority of the trail was riding through tilled up fire/access dirt/sand roads through the park, and it was miserable. It was horrible. Then to top it all off, the yellow flies are freaking insane. My husband and I rode the entire trail from bottom to top, then rode the loop at the top (which was all spider webs), then decided to take the paved trail back to the car, and were literally chased by probably hundreds of yellow flies the entire way back. They were relentless and made the whole experience worse than it had already been. I would avoid this trail like your life depended on it. And if you decide you do want to ride it, start at the top near the main entrance, then just ride to the Big Shoals rapids and back. That wouldn't be too bad of a ride. But do not even waste your time going on any other trails in the park. Massive waste of time and effort.

3 years ago