Looking for a great trail near Bristol, Florida? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Torreya State Park or Apalachee Wildlife Management Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Bristol Woods County Park or Steele Creek Park. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Bristol ranging from 3.7 to 12.2 miles and from 173 to 272 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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wildlife

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Great trail for homeschooling. Beautiful and fun. Lots of flora and fauna we don't usually see on hikes as well as different lizards and beetles to catch and study. There is a small patch where little ones definitely need to hold hands due to a steep drop, but the rest is safe.

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome trail! The elevation and variation in scenery makes you feel like you’re not even in Florida. Steep slopes that are fun but would be difficult if you are not in the best of shape. Some bridges were partially broken. I highly recommend! (Bring bug spray)

hiking
25 days 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.

hiking
bugs
closed
2 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

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. It can be challenging at times with the ascents/descents, but nothing crazy. Definitely carry a good amount of water and bug spray. Will do this trail again and again!

The trail was well marked and well maintained. As a decently out of shape guy, the accents/descents were were pretty taxing. There are large parts of the trail that are out in the open, so make sure you have sunscreen. There were lots of bugs, but I applied bug spray every .75 miles, and didn't have any bites. Make sure you take lots of water.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

Definitely a unique trail in Florida. Trail was well marked. The technical parts of the ascents and descents could be difficult depending on your fitness. Bridges have some damage and were slippery in the morning. Everything was still passable. Views from Alum Bluff were as advertised and overall made for a great hike in the morning.Took us (mid-twenties) about 2 hours total. Next time we will be bringing bug spray. No shortage of biting flies.

hiking
4 months ago

Have hiked this trail many times, something new every time, would suggest this trek to anyone, and have.

Campground/trail is closed. No trespassing. probably damage from hurricane Michael.

hiking
5 months ago

Trail has downed trees here ad there, but nothing that makes u wanna turn back. Go early and avoid the heat.

running
6 months ago

Awesome area to go trail-running and would suspect this to be a great preliminary for any of those testing out their endurance for the AT!

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is fully open now. Beautiful views. Lots of different vegetation and wildlife to say

hiking
closed
7 months ago

The upper part is open from the parking lot to Alum Bluffs overlook, but the River Loop is closed due to downed trees from Hurricane Michael.

it definitely is a work out but omgoshhhh some of the most amazing views in Florida. the loop was technically closer but my son and I braved it which I highly do NOT suggest it was really harsh. I cant wait to come back it is for sure my absolute favorite this far.

hiking
10 months ago

I have hiked here before...went to visit today while visiting family, just to see that the trails had been cleaned up and open following devastating Hurricane Michael. The trails are not open. A sign is posted on the fee box stating that all trails are closed and trailheads near Gregory House are all roped off. View of the River is still pretty spectacular.

11 months ago

Park closed due to hurricane damage

running
Tue Sep 04 2018

First time on the trail and I was shocked. The elevation change was a complete surprise for Florida. Still new to trail running this was def the toughest, despite being relatively short. Great spot to train for the Sky Valley 25k. Made me realize how tough and slow that will be

hiking
Mon Sep 03 2018

Change of scenery from what Florida usually has to offer. The river views are impressive.

Sat Aug 18 2018

Definitely a challenge, really nice trail , almost feels like your not in Florida .

hiking
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!

nature trips
Wed Jun 13 2018

This was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done

walking
Tue Jun 12 2018

Fun trail lots to see.

Sun Jun 10 2018

A good challenge! A little narrow in some spots! Definitely some climbing/scrambling! Great view of the river from the bluffs!

backpacking
Tue May 29 2018

Very nice trails. Well blazed and taken care of. Only negative I can think to mention was the condition of "snot logs" crossing one of the creeks on the connector trail that connect both loops. Crossing logs were badly decayed and partially sunken in the creek. Otherwise, with what seems to be constant elevation changes, this trail system, which is very unique for Florida, would be a good primer for the AT.

hiking
Sat May 19 2018

I love it here. So peaceful and great trails

Trail is challenging in certain areas. certainly not for children. There are a number of steep inclines. Over all it's a good challenge.

hiking
Fri May 11 2018

This trail was amazing! Was skeptical about how “hard” it would be but it was seriously pretty tough. Biggest downside; lots of yellow flies and a few snakes. Very narrow trail at times. The beginning was weirdly sandy. Also, definitely need lots of water, I lost a good bit of sweat. We took an extra challenge to make it down to the water, which was beautiful! However, VERY difficult. The erosion along the bluff makes it hard to get any good traction/ footing, but if you have plenty of time and don’t mind getting dirty/ sweaty trying to climb down and then back up, it’s worth it.

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