Juniper Springs Recreation Area Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Juniper Springs Recreation Area Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ocala National Forest, FL that features hot springs and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.4 miles 22 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

Directions from Astor Park, FL: Travel west along State Highway 40 approximately 8 - 10 miles.

hiking
6 months ago

Short trail but a nice few along the creek with the bubbling springs along the way. The boardwalk makes for an easy walk

hiking
8 months ago

Nice camping sites. The spring water is so clear it was an amazing place.

8 months ago

This is s short trail , mostly you walk on the boardwalk but very beautiful. Few spits where you see the water bubbling from the ground. Very impressive. Nice and easy walk.

walking
3 years ago

Beautiful, but mostly on board walks. Although that might well have been fortuitous as I did encounter my first ever alligator.

camping
4 years ago

Beautiful natural spring. I enjoy very much swimming the entire day in the spring pool. There is also like a 7 miles canoe trail down river that i was not able to do but looks very fun. Good park for a weekend in the woods and some relaxing and refreshing natural spring water activities.

camping
6 years ago

Great place to camp or visit. Thick forest, crystal clear cold springs and a place to swim in them.

canoeing
6 years ago

I love this canoe trail. It starts in a clear water creek that is only about 6 feet wide and snakes through the woods.It then empties into a large swamp full of aligators and other wildlife and ends in a river.