Perimeter Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Perimeter Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Marianna, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles
160 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

paddle sports

trail running





wild flowers


The Hinson Trail or Perimeter Trail was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2013

2 days ago

I did a loop. And I started out at the right.Want to be careful when you cross the field, because you have to really look for the orange markers on the trees. Lovely trail. Lots of shade. Lots the spiderwebs like others have said. The river in cypress knees are lovely. Saw two deer. Bring it there are mosquitoes. So several things I’ve only seen in Florida trail books and magazines. A cave by the river, railroad tracks, and raise road you don’t walk under it it’s on the other side of the river. And an abandoned cabin. Now I know where they are!

11 months ago

Nice easy 4 mile hike, well marked Trail, But watch out for the Spider Webs across the trail with those BIG SPIDERS in them, I almost walked into a few.

11 months ago

Trail was well marked. Not used often so it is very narrow. Lots of stickers and vines that will scrap your legs up. Wear tall socks or pants. Also have a stick handy for the many spider webs! Near part is the trail close to the river

Saturday, March 04, 2017

day hike with wife nikkey reece

Monday, December 26, 2016

Nice hike with the kids... ages 16 mo through 16. Some parts of the trail were a little "marshy" and wet... but we were able to work around it and get through. Moving slow, stopping to explore, and eat lunch took us a little over three hours. Overall, a nice place to spend a few hours hiking with the kids!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hinson Trail.
Built by members of the Florida Trail Association.
Loop trail. but any time it rains hard, the river has a chance of flooding the park.
several sinkholes and a beautiful riverside trail area. the trail also follows thru several open pastures.
do not forget The Ovens. a natural cave right above the river.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Looks like a fun trail by rhw river;
we were unable to complete it because the trail had flooded on a couple of places.

Friday, June 26, 2015

One of the most beautiful hidden gems in the Marianna area. So much to do for the whole family. It is regular destination for us.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Great hike! If you take the whole loop about an hour of it is just a trail in the woods with a few open fields, but the rest of the hike on the river is amazing! There are rope swings (it was a bit old for that), a cavern, and some great views! Worth the trip.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

very beautiful park, unfortunatley didnt get to hike most of the loop either way as the river had flooded the trsil due to the rainstorm a few days ago, not sure how long after a rainstorm the trail would be flooded but If you do the trail, avoid it within a week or two of a big rainstorm. Im re attempting this trsil in either feb or march

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The Hinson or Perimeter trail is a great trail for children to learn about nature. The trail starts on the banks of the spring feed Chipola River and if you hike counter-clockwise, you will soon come to Alamo Cave and the bluff over the Ovens. The Ovens, best accessed from the Chipola, while kayaking or canoeing is a cave system. This is also a great place to kayak and the park has a nice kayak and canoe lunch at the trailhead. If you chose, you can both hike and enjoy the area from the river on the same trip.

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Friday, September 20, 2013