Leon Sinks Geological Area

MODERATE 51 reviews

Leon Sinks Geological Area is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tallahassee, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
26 days ago

great trail well manta gorgeous views

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is a true North Florida gem! Needs a little maintenance but still a great trail. Did the outer loop (4.5 miles) which started with the Sinks Trail and connected to the Gum Swamp Trail to get the maximum distance.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy trail with just the right changes in terrain and scenery. The Tupelo Swamp was the highlight of hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike during the fall and winter months

trail running
6 months ago

Great trail running spot!

7 months ago

nice trail well marked

hiking
8 months ago

It was alright when I went back in June. The sinks were a nice blue color and there is a small cave that was pretty neat. Just be prepared for a LOT of bugs during the summertime and the typical Florida heat.

hiking
10 months ago

This was a good trail, but the mosquitoes were terrible yesterday. But, we are in Florida in summer, so bring the bug spray.

hiking
11 months ago

Monday, April 10, 2017

Really neat trail to run on!

trail running
Friday, February 10, 2017

Great and beautiful run. Some hills, which are great, considering we live in Wakulla County!

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

trail running
Monday, January 16, 2017

walking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Well maintained trail, easy to walk and friendly for all visitors. The geographical sites were interesting and documented well, very cool trail.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Way better than I expected, the Sinks were incredible and going in November was the perfect weather for it. Definitely recommend!!!

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

It's a very nice trial, but very hot in the summer. Bringing adequate water is a must. I would definitely have enjoyed this trail better in the winter.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Simple short clean

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Awesome little hike. Really well marked and maintained. It was a little tricky to find but that's NOT the parks fault. 2 of the sink holes are just plain cool. Especially Big Dismal.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Pretty hike. Interesting place but all fairly anticlimactic.

hiking
Thursday, March 10, 2016

This is the perfect time of year to go. Very few bugs and the sinks are a gorgeous blue. Between sinks though there wasn't much to see.

hiking
Saturday, February 13, 2016

We hiked both trails for a total of about 5.5 miles. Easy hike. The wet sinks were gorgeous. The rest weren't anything to write home about. Did enjoy the signs along the trails with tidbits of info and trails were very well marked!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Do not follow these directions to the site! Go to the main sinks parking lot. Tons of ticks and mosquitoes at least in summer. Maybe a better trail for winter. The location mentioned here is actually dangerous and do not go alone.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The directions did not lead me to the location so not a good start updates later

walking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Very good for a beginning trail. Sink holes are really fun to look at and the North Florida wilderness is beautiful to look at.

hiking
Saturday, April 25, 2015

This is a very easy hike for a beginner. Likewise, this is a nice trail for a jog or a run. Best time to go is November to early April. Big Dismal sink is the must-see. Cash for entry on a dropbox honor system!

hiking
Sunday, March 02, 2014

This is an easy hike for almost anyone. Hammock Sink and Big Dismal Sink are a must see. There is also a natural bridge were Fisher Creek disappears in a sink and then rises a few feet away. The trail crosses this natural bridge giving the hiker a chance to explore this natural wonder up close. Do not hike this trail from late May to early October during the middle of the day.

trail running
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Love running this trail! Lots of beautiful scenery to see along the way. Parts are sandy, but most of it is firm. A few low-grade hills make it even more interesting. It is fairly remote, so play it safe and take a running buddy.

hiking
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Leon Sinks is close to Tallahassee, an easy hike and a nice example of local karst terrains with both hardwood hammocks and long leaf pine scrub. It's nice for a casual stroll or a family outing. I was last there with our Webelos den.

hiking
Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's a nice little jaunt.

hiking
Sunday, March 04, 2012

Enjoyed Big Dismal Sinkhole, what a view! Plan to go back for swamp trail.

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