Chipola River: FL 162 to FL 166

MODERATE 3 reviews

Chipola River: FL 162 to FL 166 is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Marianna, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

canoeing

fishing

nature trips

whitewater kayaking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

2 months ago

9 months ago

canoeing
Monday, September 02, 2013

My family has paddled the Chipola too many times to count. The river is spring fed and the bottom is visible throughout most of its upper region with a few deep holes. The river varies from swift tree-lined, limestone creek to a broad, slow moving stream surrounded by swamps. In some areas the river has high bluffs and caves and there is at least one nice rapid at Look and Tremble. There is a wide variety of birds and vegetation along its bluffs and swampland. Exploring some of the springs feeding the river is fun and exciting. Due to a lack of suitable camping spaces, the river is best done in day trip sections. If not for a lack of places to camp comfortably, I would have given this river a five star rating.