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Definitely a challenge, really nice trail , almost feels like your not in Florida .

Short but nice little trail, I brought my puppy and she was able to hike it no problem. Also has a fenced in dog area where she was able to run around without the leash. I’d recommend going early before it gets busy, especially if you’re bringing a dog.

Lots of bugs, water, and it’s over grown right now. Description says wait till October and they are right. I would even wait till December when cold temps kill some vegetation and spiders.

hiking
1 month ago

7 plus miles of Great trails with moderate incline/decline. Great for bird watching and other wildlife. Take plenty of H2O and watch out for snakes.

2 months ago

Sunday in June it was hot and buggy but I would do it again. Lots of water needed. First hike in weeks that I got no ticks. I started at lower trail head and it took almost 3 hours and I usually would do that many miles in 2 hours.

2 months ago

Great trail! My wife and I did it yesterday! Clocks in closer to 7 miles, (6.8)! Great elevation changes! Bring plenty of bug spray and water! Probably a little harder than moderate! Get out there and go for it!

backpacking
2 months ago

Very nice trails. Well blazed and taken care of. Only negative I can think to mention was the condition of "snot logs" crossing one of the creeks on the connector trail that connect both loops. Crossing logs were badly decayed and partially sunken in the creek. Otherwise, with what seems to be constant elevation changes, this trail system, which is very unique for Florida, would be a good primer for the AT.

hiking
3 months ago

I love it here. So peaceful and great trails

hiking
3 months ago

Very cool hike as you get to see different types of scenery. Bring plenty of water and a snack as you definitely need it!

Relatively dry right now but starting to get snakey. The Cathedral was beautiful.

backpacking
4 months ago

Recently completed the Torreya Challenge trail as a two night backpacking trip with a boy scout training crew. The mileage is closer to 14 with side hikes to the camps etc. Parked in the central parking lot and hiked out to the the backpacking campsites at the far east of the second challenge loop. 4-backpacking sites that can easily hold 4 tents. The park prefers to only have 4-people in each site. Each site has a fire ring and benches and a firewood stack. 2nd night we hiked to the Rock Bluff campsite on the far west overlooking the Apalachicola river. Probably one of the prettiest campsites on local backpacking treks. Again 4 sites with the same set up. There is also a porta potty on the main trail about 100-yards from the sites. Beautiful limestone outcroppings to site to watch the sunset in the west. Beware of the Torreya's infamous Copperheads. Also another group did have a black bear in their camp site. Both trails are rolling with lots of streams and of course the river for water. There is also access to two spigots on the trail (Gregory House and at the entrance of the park). From May to October this trail can be very humid with lots of mosquitoes.

Great trail with lots of hills. Beautiful views of the Apalachicola River. We plan to try out the primitive campsites.

We enjoyed this short trail. The steepheads are interesting and the bridges over the creek are nice. We didn’t see any remains from the Butler Mill site but the trip is worth it just to see the Indian mounds just before the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

In terms of topography and variation of habitat, it doesn’t get much better in Florida. Spectacular views will have you tripping over your own feet.

The trail leaves the river . Don't worry you did not miss the trail just follow the blazes and it makes it a little further. it's very scenic and very remove.

4 months ago

georgous hike!

great prep for the Appalachian trail

hiking
5 months ago

Not your typical Florida hike. Being from S Florida I am used to flat,sandy,scrub hiking. Torreya was great. Reminded me of out west with the hills and streams. I found it very
strenuous. Total elev. changes of 1600 feet.
Nicely marked trail. Cute little bridges.
Lots of up and down. Didn't see any wildlife and only 2 other hikers. Started at the picnic area.
Definitely recommend this hike if you want a challenge and enjoy the beauty of forest hiking.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful Torreya! This trail is perfect if you’re looking for a good workout! The beauty of the ravines and bluffs will keep you going! Well maintained throughout.

backpacking
6 months ago

A hidden gem close to Tallahassee. Very well blazed orange loop. Backpacking the outer loop will give you a moderate 4.5 miles in and 4.5 miles out., if you camp on the site on the center loop. The primitive camp sites are on Lake Talquin and do not have any facilities, but do have a fire ring and a bench. You can easily hike in after lunch and out by lunch the next day. The trail is a moderate or easy/rolling loop with lots of short bridge crossings over streams. Plenty of places to purify water if needed but the hike is short enough that you can carry enough water to get in and out.

hiking
6 months ago

Did both loops clockwise starting near the park's main gate. The trail is well marked and well maintained. No bugs this time of year. The river views are nice as are the historical markers on the nature trail near the Gregory House. The elevation change is nice. I'd like to give it 3.5 stars, but I'll round up as it is a more interesting trail than you'll find anywhere nearby.

hiking
6 months ago

Best Florida Trail to date. Good trail with enough elevation to make you feel like you actually went on a hike not a walk in the woods.

The trail follows the river to a point. Then the trail goes away from the river and seems to leave the route on the map. However, it was easy to turn around and head back to the trail head.
I’ll explore this trail again.

Very nice and runnable trail. The trail was well mark and 6 miles is what my gps recorded. It has a few wet spots but I ran in my trail running shoes with no problems.

hiking
7 months ago

This is my favorite trail in Florida to date. It's hilly, with a few steep climbs and the diversity of terrain makes a day of hiking feel like an hour's walk. If you go, please take care, especially along the river. The limestone bluffs can only take so much human traffic. Stay on the trail :) Also, keep your eyes open and you may find one of the rarest trees in the southeast, the Florida Nutmeg (it's a Torreya tree). Enjoy this truly special place we have access to!

Breathtaking trail, be prepared for mud!

8 months ago

Loved this trail. Great views ! The changes in elevations here are not your typical Florida flatlands. Well maintained and the trails are cleary marked . Highly recommend downloading a topo map so you can get an idea of how some areas of the trail will be a little more strenuous.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful seanery.Lots of elevation for Fl.

Brautifull trail.One of the hilliest in Florida. Lots of great streams and wet environments.

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