Photos of Apalachicola National Forest Birding Trails

hiking
2 months ago

The Leon Sinks Geological area has about 5 miles of trails total - the one mapped here is the Sinkhole Trail/Crossover Trail. This trail goes by all the big sinks and has informational signage along the way about how sinks form, Florida's karst geology, etc. The Crossover Trail portion has a fun boardwalk through a swamp, and they've recently redone all the boardwalks and observation decks. There are bathrooms with flush toilets, sinks, and water fountains at the trailhead. There is a small fee for this area (honor system).

This trail is easy, well-marked, and well-maintained. Moderate is overstating this trail's difficulty. Great for families and usually see lots of trail runners.