High bluffs overlooking the Apalachicola River make Torreya one of Florida's most scenic places. The park is named for an extremely rare species of Torreya tree that only grows on the bluffs along the Apalachicola River. Developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, Torreya is popular for camping, hiking, and picnicking. Bird-watching is also a popular activity. Over 100 species of birds have been spotted in the park. Forests of hardwood trees provide the finest display of fall color found in Florida. The main campground offers full-facility campsites and a YURT (Year-round Universal Recreational Tent). Primitive campsites and a youth campground are also available. Ranger-guided tours of the Gregory House, a fully furnished plantation home built in 1849, are given at 10:00 a.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekends and state holidays.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail, with lots of elevation change for Florida. Spotted a couple deer and a yearling on a few separate occasions. Highly recommended

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely trail! Well marked, great views, and definitely helped me prep for the trails up in GA with all the hills here. The only downside is there are plenty of spiders if you arrive in the morning (and you should, because it gets hot) and the area can be prettu buggy, especially by the river. Bring a watch too, because your phone will not know what time zone it's in.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Well marked Trail with great views. You get to experience many ecosystems that represent Florida. Moderate rating for hike. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating for hiking with your dog. Several fresh water creeks along the way to allow your pup to drink and cool off. Watch out for snakes, gators, wild hogs and yellow jackets. Pack appropriate water as potable water refills are limited.

Fantastic.cant wait to go back

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

great trail, went in January and weather was very nic. The trail was well maintained and cared for. surprisingly there was a decent amount of with flowers out as well.

trail running
3 months ago

Well marked, adequately maintained. Runnable in parts. Some nice views. Unusual for FL in the elevation changes. $3 for parking.

Lots of fallen trees currently, also the connector to the challenge is difficult to read and follow. Hike turned out to be roughly 16 miles wish I would of known before hand.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

We camped out one night at the bluffs site. The site was spacious, though slightly challenging to find a flat spot to set up the tent. We were also disappointed in the "bluff." It was more like a steep hill going down to the water, and you could barely see the water through the thicket. One awesome feature was that they had pre-bundled wood near the campsite which meant we didn't have to search for it.

The trail was well maintained. We completed the loop the next morning right under 2 hours without our packs. It was a pretty easy hike overall.

backpacking
4 months ago

Great hiking! The water levels were very high, so unfortunately parts of the trail closest to the river were taped off and unavailable. Beautiful views and fun educational bits along the trail make this a great trail for little ones.

trail running
6 months ago

Perfect day, good to prep for the AT, marathons, or any extreme sport. Mosquitos are a problem if walking or standing still!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This is a 10.5 mile trail from the picnic area including the connector trail. I understand the right loop to be the challenge trail. I love Torreya and considered it quite an accomplishment to finish since I am 58 years old. Gorgeous trails in good condition and the benches helped. Best completed in cooler weather January through March. The connector trail was actually rougher than the challenge trail. The maps are accurate too. A wonderful experience if you're in shape.

camping
9 months ago

We camped several days, the staff was great! Rode bikes and hiked with the kiddos. We all had fun!