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Whispering Pines City Park (Perimeter Trail)

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Whispering Pines City Park

Whispering Pines City Park (Perimeter Trail) is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Inverness, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 85 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Whispering Pines City Park is a huge park located just outside of the downtown Inverness area. Large trails, sports complex, playground & swimming pool there's something for everyone here. Large wooded area with lots to do.

There is ample parking & restrooms located in the park. The Hwy 41 entrance has only a few parking places.

Contact the Whispering Pines Park Office by calling (352) 726-3913

This trail has several entrances. Some are in private neighborhoods with posted signs. Below are the 3 areas you can park & enter the trail. 1) You can enter this trail from with in the park at the following address. 1700 Forest Drive Inverness, FL 34453 2) On Hwy 41 across from Publix & Kmart 3) Sweetbay Parking lot. There is an entrance behind the store and another off to the side. The one closest to the front of the store has a steep drop.

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Andrew W
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Hiking

Decent trail, I use for running. Goes around the outer edge of whispering pines park.

Blossom Lothbrok
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SOME PICTURES DEPICTED HERE ARE FALSE . . . The mountain vistas, the stone shelter & Mountain Crossings were taken in North Georgia at Blood Mountain along the Appalachian Trail. A region that I'm familiar with. Please don't go here thinking you're going to see mountains in Florida. . . . I came here to look for a place to ride my bike & found it odd to see mountain views in Florida.

Kim K
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Hiking

Would considered this easy, not moderate walk in a park. Trails were marked, but had some decision points that were not. Guessed and got lucky. Definitely surrounded by sight and sounds of city traffic, took the green trail then yellow. Passed the disc golf spots a lot, a Mexican restaurant, tennis courts, baseball field, and basketball court, and parking lots. Still would do again, well-maintained, benches along the way, free, mostly shaded. No wildlife seen.

Mary Damico
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Hiking

We took the yellow trail and found it difficult to follow due to all the trails that cross it. Ended up walking 3 miles to get back to our car. Trail was nice and shady but the pine needles made it slippery in spots.

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Howard Hufford
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Hiking

If you want to look at your phone the whole time to stay on this invisible route then by all means... but that's the only thing that's moderate about this trail. It isn't accurate and goes between many different trails (not to mention the fact that this trail overlaps with so many others here).

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Christina Breijo
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HikingOff trail

Trails are marked out! Dog friendly, there are poop bags at entrance by parking lot. Plenty of shade! Definitely going back!

Marc Tanner
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Hiking

I think the Map is off on AllTrails. (looks more like yellow trail) I did the perimeter trail today and even the signs on the trail say 2.9 miles (it’s more of a square). It’s been a while since I’ve been to Whispering Pines but I’ve got to say the trail was much cleaner than times I’ve gone in the past. Very happy with my run today. Great weather

Maureen C
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Running

Love running trails here, but the signage on all of the interior trails leaves much to be desired. Lots of shade and great elevation changes.

Mike Bailey
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Hiking

Nice walk

sharon warren
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The Florida trail runs through here and just about everyone I saw had a dog on leash. I actually thought it was a dog park when I was driving around the perimeter. Great for being a city park, Although as everyone else has said, the signage is confusing.

Dave Sullivan
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Great park, not the best signage. Each Yellow Trail sign was the same thing. Putting a “You are here” mark on each one would help a lot.

Larry Mowbray
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Walking

Nice quiet trail located right in Inverness. We chose the 2.4 mile yellow trail. The route winds through Whispering Pines Park, which has something for everyone, including a pool, basketball and tennis courts, baseball diamonds and even a Frisbee golf course. Be vigilant for trail markings; most of the yellow blazes are painted on roots in the middle of the trail. Other trails intersect with the yellow trail, often with no signage to keep you on track. We didn’t get lost, though, so I still gave it 5 stars.

Jeff Burke
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I walk the Perimeter Trail 6 days a week... it is 2.9 miles.

Debra Lord
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Hiking

nice hiking trails. dogs allowed on outer perimeter only. very well mapped out with good signage!

Danyale Weems
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Hiking

Very nice park and nice area however dogs are not allowed

Jessica Bixby
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Hiking
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Although 1/2 of the trail is along side major roads I really enjoyed this trail. Lots of signs of Golfer Tortoises. I also saw lots of birds and butterflies. Most of the trail is in the shade.

Max Buendia
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Max Schulman
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Max Schulman
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Max Schulman
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Kim Büchle
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Cathy Canfield
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Kevin Kilmer
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Kevin Kilmer
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Kevin Kilmer
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Kevin Kilmer
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Rich Reddy
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Max Schulman
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Brittany Scianni
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Jerell Williamson
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