Torreya Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews
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Torreya Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bristol, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
741 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

10 days ago

Great trail with lots of hills. Beautiful views of the Apalachicola River. We plan to try out the primitive campsites.

hiking
24 days ago

In terms of topography and variation of habitat, it doesn’t get much better in Florida. Spectacular views will have you tripping over your own feet.

26 days ago

georgous hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful Torreya! This trail is perfect if you’re looking for a good workout! The beauty of the ravines and bluffs will keep you going! Well maintained throughout.

hiking
2 months ago

Best Florida Trail to date. Good trail with enough elevation to make you feel like you actually went on a hike not a walk in the woods.

hiking
3 months ago

This is my favorite trail in Florida to date. It's hilly, with a few steep climbs and the diversity of terrain makes a day of hiking feel like an hour's walk. If you go, please take care, especially along the river. The limestone bluffs can only take so much human traffic. Stay on the trail :) Also, keep your eyes open and you may find one of the rarest trees in the southeast, the Florida Nutmeg (it's a Torreya tree). Enjoy this truly special place we have access to!

4 months ago

Loved this trail. Great views ! The changes in elevations here are not your typical Florida flatlands. Well maintained and the trails are cleary marked . Highly recommend downloading a topo map so you can get an idea of how some areas of the trail will be a little more strenuous.

4 months ago

Brautifull trail.One of the hilliest in Florida. Lots of great streams and wet environments.

backpacking
4 months ago

Both camp sites on this trail are a short blue blaze away from parking lots. Rock Bluff is near the trail head, and Rock Creek is a 20 minute blue blaze from the picnic area. Water, bathrooms and electricity at the picnic area, and water at the trail head. If you are so inclined, you can blue blaze to your campsite, then slack pack the trail without tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, food bag, etc. etc. There is a porta-potty at Rock Bluff, and bathrooms and water cooler below the office at the Gregory House. I have seen several Copperheads, mostly at Rock Creek. Walk with caution.

5 months ago

We hiked this loop starting at the campground, for a total of 8.5 miles.

hiking
5 months ago

We walked about half this trail with our 4 month old border collie. She loved it as did we. Good up and down elevation, varied terrain and streams for Essie to quench her thirst. Lots of roots to traverse in places but not overwhelming.
By the way, we did see one copperhead toward the very end of the trail while heading to our car on a service road. It slithered across the road about 12 feet in front of us. I’m glad I saw it before the dog !!

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice trail, with lots of elevation change for Florida. Spotted a couple deer and a yearling on a few separate occasions. Highly recommended

hiking
7 months ago

Lovely trail! Well marked, great views, and definitely helped me prep for the trails up in GA with all the hills here. The only downside is there are plenty of spiders if you arrive in the morning (and you should, because it gets hot) and the area can be prettu buggy, especially by the river. Bring a watch too, because your phone will not know what time zone it's in.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike! Well marked Trail with great views. You get to experience many ecosystems that represent Florida. Moderate rating for hike. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating for hiking with your dog. Several fresh water creeks along the way to allow your pup to drink and cool off. Watch out for snakes, gators, wild hogs and yellow jackets. Pack appropriate water as potable water refills are limited. Check out my full review and guide here: https://www.outdoorproject.com/adventures/florida/hikes/torreya-trail

backpacking
9 months ago

great trail, went in January and weather was very nic. The trail was well maintained and cared for. surprisingly there was a decent amount of with flowers out as well.

trail running
9 months ago

Well marked, adequately maintained. Runnable in parts. Some nice views. Unusual for FL in the elevation changes. $3 for parking.

backpacking
9 months ago

We camped out one night at the bluffs site. The site was spacious, though slightly challenging to find a flat spot to set up the tent. We were also disappointed in the "bluff." It was more like a steep hill going down to the water, and you could barely see the water through the thicket. One awesome feature was that they had pre-bundled wood near the campsite which meant we didn't have to search for it.

The trail was well maintained. We completed the loop the next morning right under 2 hours without our packs. It was a pretty easy hike overall.

11 months ago

Great hiking! The water levels were very high, so unfortunately parts of the trail closest to the river were taped off and unavailable. Beautiful views and fun educational bits along the trail make this a great trail for little ones.

trail running
Monday, April 10, 2017

Perfect day, good to prep for the AT, marathons, or any extreme sport. Mosquitos are a problem if walking or standing still!

camping
Sunday, January 15, 2017

We camped several days, the staff was great! Rode bikes and hiked with the kiddos. We all had fun!

camping
Saturday, September 03, 2016

This is an approximately 1.3 mile trail to Rock Bluff campsite. You can choose the shorter 0.87 mile route along a dirt road to the same site but the longer version is more interesting. You can always loop back to the trailhead on the dirt road. The campsite offers three individual tent sites. Site one overlooks the Apalachicola River and you get a nice breeze.

Just before you reach the campsite is a port-a-potty and there is a cage with firewood for purchase (pay at the park office attached to the Gregory House).

This is perhaps the best marked trail I've ever been on.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Awesome trail

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Amazing hike! Lots of different ecosystems. Lots of wildlife. Definitely returning to do the other part of the trail. The Rangers are extremely nice and professional. Get ready for a couple of steep climbs.

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

This trail is a little under 7 miles long and it's about what you'd expect for NW Florida except there is some elevation change. One of the primitive camp grounds is called "Rock Bluff" which is pretty self explanatory. The ranger and campground host talked it up like it was pretty tough. I had planned on camping at the bluffs but I wanted a workout so I took the long way around - about 5 miles from the parking area to my camp site. I got there way earlier than I expected and it was only another mile and a half or so back to the parking area so I just finished the trail and went home. The trail itself is not breathtaking but it does have some neat features including the bluffs, some other rock features, plenty of streams and footbridges, tons of plant life (and tons of bug life...TAKE BUG SPRAY), etc. I was disappointed with the bluffs. I expected to be able to sit on the bluffs with a nice view of the river but it was all grown up with trees and other plants and I couldn't really see much (partly why I decided to just go home). I may go again one day if I just want to get some fresh air and exercise - there's a second trail called the Torreya Challenge. Lastly, for reference: I hiked with a ~40 lb pack and finished the whole thing in about 3.5 hrs. I used the all trails app and it says my total moving time was 2:19. I'm 29, in decent shape, and have a fair amount of experience hiking under a loaded ruck. I stopped a couple times for water breaks and to take a couple of pictures but other than that I didn't really stop and I was moving at a decent pace (app says average speed was 3 mph).

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Beautiful

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Beautiful trail, did 4.3 and coming back to complete the whole thing.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Wonderful scenery!!

hiking
Monday, August 24, 2015

Beautiful nature....

hiking
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Nice well marked trail, could use some upkeep in a couple of areas. Could not complete the 7.3 miles, the grand-daughter just gave out. Will return to complete when the temps are a little cooler. Take lots of water and a good hiking stick. Only saw 1 snake. Left it alone and left us alone.

hiking
Monday, April 06, 2015

Great trail!

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