Torreya Trail [CLOSED]

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Torreya State Park

Torreya Trail [CLOSED] is a 6 mile moderately 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

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It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Note: Most trails at Torreya State Park are CLOSED due to Hurricane Michael. Please check with the park page for more information.

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10 days ago

This trail is now open. Hurricane Michael did a number on Torreya but they have done a great job with the chainsaws. Just keep an eye out because the trail is easy to lose. Lots of temporary orange tape. Try to go early to avoid the heat. Expect snakes.

7 months ago

All but 1 mile of the trail is closed. 10 minutes away is the Garden of Eden trail and it's all open. Just pass this by and head over there if you are wanting to hike. The campgrounds are open at Torreya if you are going to just camp.

9 months ago

Most of the trail is closed still due to the hurricane damage. Very little is open at this time. Has lots of potential once it is opened up again. Lots of gnats and bugs of that nature. Bring bug spray

Sun Nov 25 2018

Park closed due to hurricane damage

Sat Jun 30 2018

7 plus miles of Great trails with moderate incline/decline. Great for bird watching and other wildlife. Take plenty of H2O and watch out for snakes.

Tue Jun 19 2018

Sunday in June it was hot and buggy but I would do it again. Lots of water needed. First hike in weeks that I got no ticks. I started at lower trail head and it took almost 3 hours and I usually would do that many miles in 2 hours.

Sun Jun 17 2018

Great trail! My wife and I did it yesterday! Clocks in closer to 7 miles, (6.8)! Great elevation changes! Bring plenty of bug spray and water! Probably a little harder than moderate! Get out there and go for it!

Sat May 19 2018

I love it here. So peaceful and great trails

Mon May 07 2018

Very cool hike as you get to see different types of scenery. Bring plenty of water and a snack as you definitely need it!

Mon Apr 09 2018

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

Mon Mar 26 2018

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.

Sat Mar 24 2018

georgous hike!

Fri Feb 23 2018

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.

Sat Jan 27 2018

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.

Tue Jan 02 2018

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!

Sun Dec 17 2017

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.

Wed Dec 13 2017

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

Wed Nov 29 2017

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.

Sat Nov 11 2017

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

Thu Nov 02 2017

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 !!

Mon Sep 04 2017

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

Sun Aug 27 2017

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.

Sat Aug 12 2017

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:

Fri Jul 14 2017

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.

Wed Jul 05 2017

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

Thu Jun 22 2017

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.

Fri Apr 28 2017

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.

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