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Very nice hike

haven't been there yet,

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over grown
6 months ago

This is a good trail for walking alone. The path is really only wide enough for one at a time and it’s very overgrown. A few muddy spots but a good walk overall. We saw 2 snakes today!

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muddy
8 months ago

We picked this trail because we wanted something dog friendly. The trailhead is directly across from the campground host spot. If someone else had not commented on that, we probably wouldn't have found it. The trail can be a little hard to follow because it's not super clear at the campground areas which way to go. I think the trail is still under construction but overall, it was a great little hike. Wear shoes U dont mind getting a bit muddy. Lots of benches to sit at if needed. Had shade over head. We enjoyed it. We went in mid March. Trail ($2 fee per person) nor campground ($15 a night with advanced reservation. Sites have water/power, and a dump starion) was busy. Plenty of parking and a public boat ramp if U wanted to make a whole day or weekend out of it.

Very nice river,pretty well kept.

Amazing walk with my 74 year old mom. She had to take breaks along the way - only 1 or 2 but with plenty of Boy Scout benches to rest for a minute. Mostly shaded and breezy. One or two places with full sun but amazing in February.

Still been remodel trail is not well mark, trail head it’s before you enter the parking area, little confused at the beginning but it gets clear.it rain and you walk thru some water, but it’s a ok trail, no wildlife

We went on Veterans Day weekend 2018 and Karrick Lake has been drained and is undergoing major renovation. Trail is not clearly marked and campground hosts were not knowledgeable about it.

The lake has been drained. Dead fish everywhere. Also the path is very open and not in very much in nature

Nice well kept trail. An enjoyable hike.

Well unfortunately the lake has been drained as of my last visit. There is a sign that says starting July ‘17 the lake will be drained in order to make improvements for fishing, and the work would start this winter. So I wouldn’t expect to find water here until Spring or summer of ‘17. No fishing allowed until at least ‘19. Regardless, it’s still a pretty little hike through the woods. The drained lake is slightly depressing, but other than that it’s nice.

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Wed Oct 18 2017

Hurricane Lake is huge! I have not found a true 'loop' around the lake such as the ones around Karick or Bear lakes nearby, but decided that doing a little out and back to the Blackwater River could be fun. I started at the quiet "North Hurricane Lake" campground, and parked my car at the boat ramp there. Its fairly cheap, I think about $2 per person. I have a yearly pass that is good for any Florida state forest for only $45. If you don't want to support the Florida forest system, you can probably park at the bridge that goes over the Blackwater River along Kennedy Bridge road and hike it backwards. The trail itself is actually the Florida Trail, so it kind of goes indefinitely south, or to Alabama to the north. I did just 2.5 out and turned around. Honestly I was pretty surprised; it was gorgeous. I mean it is still Florida though. You first hike over the dam of the lake, then it tracks through pine forest that had been burned a year or so ago. There wasn't much underbrush, but instead tall grass filled with various wildflowers. It felt kind of meadow-y. It was very very peaceful, and I didn't see another track on the trail. However, the trail had been mowed fairly recently which made me feel better about spotting any potential slithering creatures. There are a few little signs along the trail that have fallen into disrepair that were there to mark certain plant species. I did this hike on the first day of fall weather for NW Florida, and can imagine that it was in the middle of summer would be really hot. So, plenty of water for summer, and maybe bug spray even though I didn't encounter and problems with bugs. The trail itself is marked pretty well with blue blazes. Every once in a while there were fallen trees that had at one time marked the trail, so I had to refer to the satellite map to keep me on track. Another note, if you are like me and like to download the maps from this app onto your phone, do so BEFORE you get to the campground. There is zero service for me at the campground (ATT), and occasionally one bar would pop up randomly along the actual trail. Other than that, if you are looking for some solitude, head out here. It was so absolutely peaceful, and the campground itself seemed really nice and quiet if you want to do some camping as well.

We chose a cool morning to hike. Very nice hike. Peaceful and quiet enjoyed the rolling hills.

Nice campsite for the Troop. Also good hike trail.

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Mon May 30 2016

nice little walk. relaxing and good views of the lake.

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Thu Jan 02 2014

The Karick lake loop leads to the Red Bottom Trail which in turn links to the Florida Trail running along the Blackwater River. Lots of changes from long leaf pine forests to pristine white sand beaches. My friend and I did this in December almost 16 miles. In hunting season might want to wear orange. Lots of whitetail deer. Very fun hike.

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Tue Dec 04 2012

This is a perfect 3.8 mile loop trail for both adults and kids (8 and up). Hike around a 65 acre lake thru long leaf pine uplands. Yaupon holly and gallberry line a well mowed trail. This trail is maintained by the state forestry department. There are clean restrooms at the south and north campground. There are no fees to walk this trail. Wooden picnic tables are spaced along the lake shore. Hikers can do this loop as many times as they wish to log their desired distance. Gently rolling hills.

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