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Rainbow River: K. P. Hole Park to CR 484

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Dunnellon, Florida

Rainbow River: K. P. Hole Park to CR 484 is a 3.7 mile point-to-point trail located near Dunnellon, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Nature trips

Paddle sports

River

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Wendy Mandese
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Hiking

KP hole is beautiful and great for kayaking and canoeing, but there are no hiking trails here! The trail is a kayak trail. The woman working there said that many people come here looking for the trails. There are hiking trails at the Rainbow River state park right down the road (off of 41), and they’re beautiful.

T C.
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Hiking

Nice easy walk

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Dave Vickers
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It’s not for trail walking, but very clean boating and swimming park. We saw many scuba divers.

Melissa Bolema
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Hiking

This was my first trip and I was amazed by the park. Nice trails clean and well marked. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I will go back for sure.

Jaclyn __
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Hiking

This is an old Florida favorite. On weekends and holidays, this spot can get pretty packed. The spring-fed water is cool and clear and keeps you moving down the river at a leisurely pace. I recommend tubing with family and friends. It's a great way to spend an afternoon. Happy floating!

Jay Greene
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Nature trips

It doesn't get better than this for a hot day lazy river. Spring fed crystal clear waters stay at a constant 74*, and flow just enough to get you moving down stream. Excellent for kayaking, tubing, snorkeling and canoeing. People live along the shores of the river, and it's usually packed in the summertime, so don't expect any privacy... you will definitely be sharing the waterway. Don't forget the sunscreen!

Jerry Lester
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Paddle sports

I just did this trip on March 20, 2012 and posted geotagged photos on Picasa Web Albums: https://picasaweb.google.com/jandbrare/20120320PaddlingTheRainbowWithAndyAndRon?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Randall Ogle
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Paddle sports
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We love this stretch of the rainbow river. We kayak on sit-on-top kayaks. This is a protected waterway with restrictions that will be explained at the KP Hole put in, (there are a couple of other ways to access the river. The river's source is entirely from the Rainbow Springs and the visibility underwater exceeds 300 feet. The River flows nicely, but not too intense. Often we paddle upstream from KP Hole to the State Park, but it is more fun to meander down the river into Dunnellon. Great little town with some good places to eat and drink. Moderate to Easy. If you go from the KP Hole downstream to the Withalacoochee River, allow 3 hours to 4 hours. If you paddle upstream, allow 2 hours to go to the state park and back to the KP Hole. The river is not heavily used in spring and fall, but is loaded in the summer with kayaks, boats and tubes.

Bill Quick
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Paddle sports
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Ian Cheng
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Paddle sports
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Peggy Koutas
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Hiking
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Robert Marley
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Rick Bennett
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Alida Aarli
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Lori Perrotta
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Michael Geddes
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Alida Aarli
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Batiscafo K.
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Teresa Hamilton
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Hiking
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Judith Turner
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Chad Pilkinton
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Chad Pilkinton
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Lisa C.
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Cj Krauss
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