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road biking
9 days ago

This northern end of the 46 mile trail had more incline from Inverness than the southern segment in Dade City. There is much to nature to see from Tortoise, various fowl, armadillo and deer to conveniently located gas stations and stores to refill water. Mainly cool forest and shady riding. Water station and bathrooms at Dunellon Trailhead. Great eateries close to trail in Inverness and a couple in Floral City. Bike shops in both towns, too. Plenty of shaded tables and benches along the way. Great and pleasant ride.
Did trail round trip plus side rides in parks for a total of 101 miles in 3 days. Day 1 Started at Inverness rode to Dunellon and back. Drove to Crystal River and stayed the night. Day 2 Inverness to Croom roundtrip. Back to hotel. Day 3 drove to Dade City Trailhead rode to Croom roundtrip

this is a decent enough Trail for a short hike. I was disappointed that most of it seems to be along a dirt roadway and not actually through wooded areas. there is some flooding not quite 2 and 1/2 miles in that forced us to turn back as we were unable to go around it

Currently closed for flooding

This is a great trail. There are a lot of roots and depressions so be sure you have good footwear and have good balance. We have seen pigmy rattlesnakes the last two times we went. One was right on the trail and I stepped right over it. The second one was slightly off the trail. Neither moved and just stayed coiled up.

We went to go hiking yesterday here and learned that it was closed due to flooding. Hopefully it will reopen soon.

Flat dog walking trail. I can't see why this would be rated moderate. some of it is in a parking lot. It's Florida so it can be hot and buggy. It's only 1 mile with an option to cut it in half to a half mile.

Love this trail for hiking / trail running. A few spots are flooded over right now, but easily crossable.

We were really disappointed. 95% of the trails are under water; ranging in depth from the top of your foot up to your shin. There was zero information posted about the trail conditions and had we known this, we’d probably have been in more appropriate (waterproof) footwear and not just sneakers. This made for a very unenjoyable hike and when we found that the trail was converted enough to not see it, turn around and left. I would. It hike this trail surfing rainy season. We may try again but our experience today was not good. Also, one of the trails is completely closed.

Nice trails

Interesting. some board walks, sand, tree roots, dirt/mud. leads to a view of overlooking the lake with lily pads. pretty. not a lot of shade. the flies try to bite.

Easy trails. Beautiful area to explore

Can’t believe I haven’t been here before. Fun & well maintained. It rained the day before and there wasn’t much mud, let alone water on the trail.

Great hike with the family. Easy. Along the water with great views. We saw several dolphins playing just off the shore. Will be doing again.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great scenic trails. However, I thought the beginner trails were a bit too narrow in parts. Additionally, the sandy path to get to the trails can be a hazard if you're not paying attention. Definitely enjoyed the paths toward the back more. Very well maintained and I highly recommend for riders of all skill levels. A good place to build confidence.

Nice view of the water.. well maintained... great place to walk dogs.. good shaded areas and plenty of places to rest. Loved it

I went right on the boardwalk and the first 3.5 miles was wonderful one along the St. John’s. Saw a pileated woodpecker. Then it’s 3.5 miles the heavens open up. And it rained the rest of the way. There definitely slippery slopes. It is worth it. I wish I had my trekking poles with me. When you coming back in about the 6 mile mark. Make sure you do not go down the powerline Road. But look for the path. They were very few mosquitoes.

not a lot of single track trail. mostly Jeep trails. it is isolated, without a lot of variety so you get to be alone. a lot of open spaces, so you are sure to see wildlife.

4 months ago

Bring bug repellent! If you go early or late to avoid the heat, the bugs are vicious. Biting flies and mosquitoes. Aside from that, it's a beautiful hike. One of the, real Florida, type of nature trails. Mostly shaded. We didn't have time to do the whole loop, but we'll be going back for sure.

great park lots of history. most the trail goes along the water with great views and partly covered great place to walk and relax lots of places to sit and take in the views lots of birds and fush. was a great the kids loved it.

Absolutely beautiful! 7 miles that is super easy & well shaded. Would highly recommend!

easy hike, just way too many bugs

5 months ago

awesome trail

Best trail I've done in FL. It's well maintained, varied, and gorgeous all over. The trail itself is mostly about 3 feet wide and weaves in between palm trees. It's mostly all shaded and the bugs weren't bad at all (in April). The whole place is just really endearing.

This trail was easily the best trail I’ve ever done in Florida. Tons of beautiful scenery. The trail was decently challenging, which was a nice change of pace for Florida trails. Tons of wildlife to see. Plenty of birds, pigmy rattlesnake and about a dozen gators. Great time! I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to get out and hike!

6 months ago

Huge disappointment! Deeply saddened we didn’t find a perfectly preserved washed, rinsed, and dried prehistoric shark’s tooth right on the trail! Seriously though, AllTrails has the map of this badly botched. It’s a fine park, nice hike, dog liked it a lot. Saw NOT ONE bug.

not sure how only a one star rating got posted on this for me. but trust me, this trail is 5 start all the way

Did this trail today. got a fairly early start. around 830 am. went to the left at the fork and did the part of the trail not by the river first. did not encounter any people until 4 miles in. then started getting populated. by far the best trail I have done on Fla. very well kept and maintained. no chance of getting twisted around and lost. wildlife everywhere. extreme natural terrain. lots of shade, roots and natural road blocks. I enjoyed every minute. took my 4 legged hiking companion and will absolutely do it again

6 months ago

All of the reviews I’ve read are pretty spot on to this trail. Lots of wildlife, lots of tree roots & beautiful scenic views. We saw several gators & snakes. Be cautious if you have your furry friends. Bug spray is a must.

Just finished running this trail. Started at about 10 am Tuesday and only saw two groups of people and one guy who looked like he camped out there. When I got to the fork at the beginning, I choose to go right. This is a loop trail so I'm breaking this into two parts. Since I went right, IMHO, the first half was by far the best part of the trail. I saw baby alligators, birds and squirrels. The trail was really lush, green, and flanked on both sides by water. I kept stopping to take pictures. At one point a flying insect as big as my hand landed on my shirt. After lots of screaming and flailing, it didn't go away, so i had to calmly and bravely remove it from my shirt. Ballsy little bugger!
The second half of the trail was drier and less lush- only a couple squirrels and one angry woodpecker; I didn't take many pictures.
The trail itself is extremely well maintained with fresh bridges and clean trails. There are some big roots and trees to maneuver around, so watch out for those. There are also toe grabbers so watch your step. The trail is 98%shaded, no sunscreen required, but bring water and bug spray. A camera is great.

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