hiking

walking

kid friendly

Enjoyed this hike and all the historical points of interest along the way! I wish I had read the book The Yearling first.

Beautiful little 2 mile out and back. The last 1/4 mile is dense with palm trees and there was a small alligator just off the observation platform

Parked at Clearwater Friday afternoon. Hiked 3 miles in to set up camp. Hiked to Alexander Springs Saturday morning and then continued out 3 miles past Farles Prairie before turning back. Set up camp just south of 19 and returned to Clearwater Sunday. Saturday was a big day-28 miles. Great hike!

hiking
2 months ago

I loved this walk mid-January, but would never recommend when the temperature isn't cool. The cemetery and sinkhole are cool gems. Lots of history. You will get some sun.

A mile and back along a well-maintained trail to a nice boardwalk and view of the Saint Johns River with plenty of old growth forest in along the way in Ocala National Forest. And easy hike, and turns into a loop about 1/4 of a mile in so you can take a different way back to the parking area. Biking and horseback prohibited.

No place to safely park.

walking
4 months ago

Great reward with the sinkhole and cemetery but not kid-friendly with poorly maintained trails and SO many sand spurs. Hiked with an adventurous 5 year old but wouldn't recommend it to parents. Beautiful forest and plant life.

backpacking
5 months ago