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    Kristen M reviewed Torreya Campground

    almost 7 years ago

    One of the toughest trails in Florida. Two loops - the Torreya Loop and the Torreya Challenge. Both trails are marked orange with blue connectors. We did both loops in one day but it made for a long day and sore hamstrings! The scenery was amazing and we didn't see another person the entire day (during January). If you are not used to hiking outside of Florida, be prepared for hills (big ones by Florida standards). The last hill out of the Torreya Challenge (the blue connector) was a killer. But it was worth it. It's a dry trail with no outs. So come prepared. We stayed at the main campground overlooking the bluffs. Wonderful place.

    Kristen M completed Torreya Trail [CLOSED]

    almost 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Balm - Boyette Scrub Loop

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M completed Balm Boyette Scrub Loop Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve

    about 7 years ago

    We camped at the Alafia River State Park and started with the Nature Preserve Trail then ventured off into the additional horse and biking trails. There are so many options you could hike for days and never see it all. Make sure to bring a map and/or GPS. There are bunches of crossroads and several options (east/west vs north/south). If you hike the bike trail (SWAMP) make sure to do it on a week day and go the opposite way of traffic. These mountain bike routes are top in the nation and super busy. But really fun. Bring water, sun screen, bug spray (lots of bugs) and a good pair of hiking boots. We hiked, kayaked and biked for three days and never saw the same thing. The Helpful Link below is a link to the Alafia River State Park Website that provides several different maps!

    Kristen M reviewed Osprey Falls

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M completed Osprey Falls Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Beaver Ponds Loop

    about 7 years ago

    This is one of my favorite hikes in Yellowstone. The three plus ponds that make up Beaver Ponds are so amazingly pretty and there are tons of animals along the trails (be bear aware - we saw lots of grizzly prints so bring bear spray and make noise). There are some steep elevation climbs and it really seems longer than 5 miles (I said that more than once along the trail) but the views are so worth it. We were there during the changing of the leaves and that Aspen grooves gave a yellow hue to everything around them. We did not see one other person the entire time on the trail. It was like the entire area was just ours! A must do for anyone staying close to the Mammoth entrance. Also check out the Boiling River after for a much needed soak!

    Kristen M completed Beaver Ponds Loop Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Shoshone Lake Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M completed Shoshone Lake Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Uncle Tom's Trail

    about 7 years ago

    This is the stairmaster times 10! Its located off the North Rim Trail and provides amazingly close views of the waterfall and river below. Getting there is an easy descent of 800 feet...getting back up was not so much fun! With many breaks it only took about 7 minutes but my legs were burning when we got to the top. Not sure if it was worth doing twice, but certainly glad I did it once.

    Kristen M completed Uncle Tom's Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Lone Star Geyser Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Not very crowded but an interesting feature in the middle of nowhere. We biked in 2.5 miles (easy with some up hill) secured out bikes, and then hiked some of the connecting trails in the backcountry. Did not see another person for hours. Just remember to bring bear spray and make lots of noise!

    Kristen M completed Lone Star Geyser Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Upper Geyser Basin - The Boardwalks at Old Faithful

    about 7 years ago

    So great but make sure to do the entire area. Most people just watch Old Faithful but there is so much more. Amazing hiking trails and biking trails in the backcountry.

    Kristen M reviewed Fort De Soto Park Nature Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Excellent place to rollerblade - great side walks and excellent views. Its hot so bring a pack with lots of water and sunscreen. We do the in and out section. Park at the end of the Trail in the northern most parking lot and then blade (or bike) to the end of the walkway (which is about 10+ miles). Be careful of slow walkers and snakes!

    Kristen M completed Fort De Soto Park Nature Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M saved Balm Boyette Scrub Loop Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Egmont Key from Anna Maria Island

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M added Island Park

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Warm River Rail-Trail / Mesa Falls Scenic Loop

    about 7 years ago

    Great trail but don't go after a hard rain. The path was very soft (like quicksand in some parts) and flooded at the bottom of hills. Also there are two trail heads in the same area - 150 and 001. 150 is this featured trail but its not a complete loop. So watch the signs. 001 is the old railroad lines that were converted to a bike trail. We did the first half on 150 and then doubled back to the start on 001; which was about a 12 mile route. Great scenery- bring bear spray!!

    Kristen M completed Warm River Rail-Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M added 150 plus 001

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M saved Warm River Rail-Trail

    about 7 years ago

    Kristen M reviewed Mystic Falls

    about 7 years ago

    Not a difficult hike - moderate with some uphill hiking. Waterfall is breathtaking. Suggest starting from the left side; due to the steep decent on the last portion of the hike.