Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Suwannee River State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 month ago

Gorgeous trail along the River with natural flowing springs, sinkholes, wildlife

Gorgeous view of the river! The trail goes alongside the river. It leads to a beautiful overlook of the river and a spring that feed into it.

3 months ago

Beautiful! Stop at the spring, definitely a small hidden beauty. ❤️ lots of shade. I went late morning, early afternoon in the beginning of August and I was fine throughout the entire walk. Trails well kept up. Will definitely be going back if I’m in the area again!

on Balanced Rock Trail

3 months ago

A haven for banana spiders

Trail passes a main road and private residences with little dogs off leash. Runs into the FL trail on the north side of the bridge which continues both ways. Well marked, good condition.

Confederate soldier earthworks with great overlook of the two Rivers: Withlacoochee and Suwannee.

8 months ago

This is the Balanced Rock Trail which starts with the Suwannee River Trail. This is a beautiful and peaceful trail with half along the river and half through the woods.

Do not use the trail showed here. It will take you through private land that is set up as a hunter camp. I recommend looking here https://floridahikes.com/big-oak-trail to find out how to hike this trail.

9 months ago

Great winter hike. River is way up. Recently flooded over the top of Limestone trail. Nice to see it this way.

flooded cant really walk

This was a great trail! Just an FYI you will pass over a train track, pass by two houses, one house will have 2 little dogs greet you, then pass a weigh station before getting to the bridge. It is really cool and well marked. Just follow the blue markings on the trees.

Although the main hike paths were flooded today as of 12/24/18, my life partner and I decided to make something of our time there and venture around. Worth the drive if you're able to go a little out of your comfort zone to see interesting views and abandoned goodies off trail. We also came across friendly bats along our unique adventure. If you're an experienced hiker, it's pocket change but if you're a home body looking for adventure, go! Right now!

Fun and quirky short trail. Connects to Florida Scenic Trail as well!

Sun Oct 21 2018

Trails not well kept in the least

This was a great trail that was not on the map for the State Park but was well marked. It starts at the State Park then leaves the park, goes down a dirt road out to the highway. There you travel beside the highway to the old abandoned road and bridge that crosses the Suwanee river which gives some great views of the river. On the other side you take the marked trail down to the spring. There was only one other couple that we seen while we were on the trail. Everyone else turned around but it was well worth the trip to the spring

Sun Sep 16 2018

Really nice trail

Thu Sep 13 2018

Great trail for beginners

Mon Jul 16 2018

Great run along the river. A few down trees on the trail, made for some good hurdles.

The whole trail isn't marked well. If you're plucky enough, you can find the old graveyard, bridge and antique chimney from a long-gone home. It's worth doing once, but be vigilant to stay on the trail.

Sun Mar 18 2018

Very well maintained. Trail is well marked.

Thu Feb 22 2018

Recommend this trail especially if you're a turtle lover. They love sun bathing on logs and rocks.

Thu Feb 01 2018

Really nice and beautiful.

Sat Jan 20 2018

This is one of the coolest places I’ve hiked in the area. Definitely recommend to all

Tue Jan 02 2018

This track is a combination of the Suwannee River Trail, Balanced Rock Trail, and Lime Sink Run Trail. The river trail is great since you have a view of the river the whole time but for me the best part was the sink trail. The water level is low right now so you can walk out onto the limestone bed that floods during spring and summer. Awesome trails for Florida.

Mon May 22 2017

Beautiful! Nice short trail along the Suwannee River with some great views and neat bridges.

The turn around was near the road but half of the trail is closed. But if you go to the Suwannee park they have a couple smaller trails too.

paddle sports
Tue Sep 13 2016

We went canoeing here in the Suwanee River. It was so calm, easy and relaxing. Highly recommended for tourists visiting Florida. I was told there are gators in the river, but I didn't see any at all during my 2-3 hour canoe trip. We went to the canoeing outpost at a place called "Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park & Campground", they have low affordable rates for canoeing by hour, they were very knowledgeable, and one of their guys drove us to the Suwanee River a few miles away where we began our canoeing trip down the river.

Nice trail along the river. Seen some deer along the way. The road to the trailhead was rough and wet but the trail was nice

Very good for beginners. Has a few short trails.

paddle sports
Mon Jan 28 2013

Troop 599 spent spring break traveling close to 95 miles along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail from White Springs to Branford Florida. We stayed along the river in the campsites at river camps and state parks. We had plenty of water and made the trip in 6 days. River camps have nice shelters and amenities to make trip pleasing. Great trip. Live Oak area flooded that spring.

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