Sweetwater Creek and Juniper Creek

MODERATE 24 reviews

Sweetwater Creek and Juniper Creek is a 6.8 mile out and back trail located near Holt, Florida. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and canoeing.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
334 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

canoeing

hiking

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful hike with a mixture of open areas, swampy lands, and dense forest. Be prepared to use a lot of insect repellent to repel the man eating mosquitoes and bring lots of water!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

We hiked some unmarked trails around the river. Lots of spiderwebs, that my fiancé made me walk through lol. We finally got on the main trail.
Very quiet once you get a little away from the road the wind through the trees was beautiful.
We went toward the river and found those clay cliffs. They are A-Lot bigger than they seem
In the pictures. Love the elevation differences.
We didn't get to go too far because of time constraints, will be going again.

hiking
3 months ago

love the Sweet water trail beautiful boardwalk great for pushing kids in a stroller...

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

GORGEOUS hike for Florida. I wasn't able to hike out too far on it because of time constraints, but it was super peaceful. You first have to hike down the road a little ways to get to the trailhead, but after getting into the woods a little ways there is no other noise except of the forest. This is not a typical pine tree/mini palm hike that I have encountered in florida. The entire hike runs along the creek and has plenty of large hardwoods and spots to sit down and enjoy the quiet. Highly recommend doing this hike, especially early in the morning or late in the evening.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

We walked about 3 mi south and then chose to make a loop rather than walk back to the parking on Red Rock Rd. I enjoyed the hike very much.

5 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

Good local place to go get a good sweat in. The trail more or less parallels the creek.

backpacking
7 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

Good hike! Kid and dog friendly as well. Will definitely be doing it again when it's warmer just to be able to enjoy the river after working up a sweat.

hiking
8 months ago

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Awesome day hike, very well marked and maintained

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

We wanted to park at Blackwater River State Park and hike to Red Rock Road. But with a 3 year old and 2 puppies, it was just too hot today.

We hiked on the Juniper Creek trail for a while until we found an easy entrance to the creek. It was a lovely spot. There was a white sandy beach on the opposite side of the creek, and a nice shallow spot on our side for the dogs and toddler.

The trail itself is pretty well maintained; there were a few large holes washed out and a few parts had prickly plants overgrowing the trail (WEAR PANTS), but the bridges were solid and sturdy and it was still easily traversed even with the holes and prickles.

There were also ticks. LOTS of ticks. And as you get closer to the creek, prepare for mosquito-geddon. There were so thick. But at the end of the day, we only ended up pulling around 4 ticks off our dog. Moral of the story... bring bugspray!

All in all, we liked this trail and thought it was worth the longish drive from Biloxi. We wish we could have seen more of it.