Sweetwater Creek and Juniper Creek

MODERATE 22 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
5 days 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
9 days ago

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

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

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

backpacking
4 months ago

backpacking
5 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
5 months ago

10 months ago

Awesome day hike, very well marked and maintained

hiking
10 months ago

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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Well maintained. Trail clearly marked, plenty of opportunities to jump in the creek along the way.

hiking
Friday, May 16, 2014

Have walked this trail many times. One of my fav. You can always fined something new on this trail.