Sopchoppy River via Florida Trail [CLOSED]

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Apalachicola National Forest

Sopchoppy River via Florida Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Crawfordville, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.9 miElevation gain127 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeClosed
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Brian Vinson
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Hiking

The Sopchoppy River side is amazing. I think it’s my favorite trail up here. I was disappointed not to find “Creek” at his river dwelling. The beyond part was overgrown and rather uninteresting.

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Caroline Manuel
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful day hike within the Tallahassee area. I started from FR 329 heading South towards Oak Park trailhead, the trail from that direction begins by the bridge by Martian Camp. I think it would be better to start from the Oak Park trailhead because it's better marked and has a trail map with info there. There are several places the trail has more than one possible route and maybe because of this my GPS clocked the hike as being 9 miles!! It is truly a beautiful hike with plenty of variety and majesty, I would love to come back again in different seasons. November there were no wildflowers blooming but I noted lots of Silkgrass Aster that must be beautiful when blooming in mass in October. Only negative: an extreme amount of ticks. I'm glad I wore pants tucked into long socks because we had to stop and pick off ticks climbing up our clothes every mile or so. Natrapel did not seem to stop them at all. Light colored clothing makes them easier to spot.

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Karen Joiner
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HikingBugs

This trail was absolutely amazing!

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kasey gafford
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HikingBugs

Awesome!!!

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MrSeath .
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HikingBugs

Ticks. All of them Swarmed

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Ricah Marquez
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Hiking

We started at the Oak Park trailhead and hiked north to the FR 329 trailhead and double-backed (total 7.5 miles). We only saw two other people. It rained heavily the day before but the trail was mostly dry. Lots of ticks. There are numerous points along the trail to view the river. Beautiful hike!

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Ryan Kolman
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HikingBugs

I did about two miles in and two miles back and it is a nice well marked trail. The only problem that I had with this trail is the fact that I had a total of 18 ticks that I found on me during and after the hike. Yes, 18 that is not a typo.

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Daniel Krick
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The trail leaves the river . Don't worry you did not miss the trail just follow the blazes and it makes it a little further. it's very scenic and very remove.

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Matt McKibbin
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The trail follows the river to a point. Then the trail goes away from the river and seems to leave the route on the map. However, it was easy to turn around and head back to the trail head. I’ll explore this trail again.

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Sam Phifer
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Hiking
First to Review

Nice trail, very pretty river which is stained dark with tannic acid from the trees. So don’t be afraid to get it, it’s clean, cool, and refreshing. The trail seems to have recently been remapped so there a lot of different paths that don't show up on the map. Also when driving there you're on dirt/sand roads for about 6 miles. Don't worry you're going the right way.

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Craig Herbert
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Tiffany Vickery
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Otter Khaos
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Mark Bristow
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