Looking for a great trail near Brooksville, Florida? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 in Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Veterans Memorial Park or Tom Varn Park. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Brooksville ranging from 1.2 to 15.3 miles and from 52 to 170 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



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Awesome area for easy hiking through some really nice forest. Lots of diversity in the scenery. Go slow and be curious everything. We saw so many butterflies, mushrooms, animal tracks, plants and flowers, different kinds of trees (including an orange tree with fruit). The caves are interesting and fun to explore. Not very crowded, especially if you get into the Yellow Trail that takes you off the main road-like trail..:we didn’t see a single other person on that trail. Very shaded and comfortable. A pleasant surprise of a hike.

NOTE: The day after I discovered I had two ticks on me. Appear to be Lone Star Ticks. They do not carry Lyme, but can transmit other pathogens. Use best practices for hiking and take precautions to prevent tick bites!

nice trail if your very into the nature look.

9 days ago

Great trail/caves to explore. Kids will love sliding into the small crevices.

A very pretty hike that is moderately shaded. Lots of roots with many of them invisible because of leaf fall. Trail has bee recently maintained and blazed with orange blazes.

28 days ago

Great hike. Take plenty of water and do it on a cool day.

We had so much fun! The caves are really cool to explore! There are tiny caves within the caves! People were climbing in these hole that went up into the cave. I myself did not try but everyone who did seemed to have really liked it! Oh and they were super muddy after going in that hole!

1 month ago


Great place for some adventure and pictures

1 month ago

I couldn’t align where the app was showing my location with the trail map, so I started at the first opening I saw. Pretty route with slightly varied elevation and different scenery along the way. Wish the app would show where to park at for each selected trail. I ended up going to Holder Mine Campground because I didn’t feel comfortable leaving my vehicle at the trailhead of 9 on a desolate road. I agree with another reviewer (here or on a website) that that the trails and roads being named the same, but not locationally correlating, that it can be confusing at first. I only saw 1 person the entire time on the trail. Nice hiking with a ton of different path options. Also, a bonus is that some of the trails are for hiking only (no bikes, horses, etc.)

1 month ago

We found the trail very well marked, dry and well maintained. Thank you to the volunteers that make these trails possible.

The trail is NOT closed, you just need to know how to access it.

2 months ago

Great time!
Early morning we saw plenty of wildlife.
Lots of people on the trail!

do not hike trail is not open

This was an interesting hike. A good part of the trail is on old logging roads and it is easy to just keep following the road and miss a trail turn off which I did. Using the app I turned around and found the trail.

On the portion that is in the woods and not on the road the trail is not maintained at all with lots of fallen trees that you have to go over, under or around. The trail itself is almost invisible and you have to look for the dull yellow blazes carefully

There is a not to be missed old limestone quarry about 1.2 miles to the north starting to the right. It is about 30 feet deep and it is only about 300 feet off the main trail. You can spot it on the satellite map as it shows as a cleared area near the trail. Take the side trip to see the quarry. It looks like there is almost no hiking activity but definitely hunting so wear orange during hunting season.

not open closed to public Access I work for the park that it starts from the TRAIL IS NOT OPEN knowing how to get into there has nothing to do with it being open

excellent trail, lots of neat Florida hidden gems

2 months ago

Was a pretty nice cave hike, wanted to see more will have to go again. Went backpacking in the neighboring woods in the area, after about 1/2 into the woods ran into an eastern diamondback rattler.

2 months ago

The caves are nice and cool! It’s a shame there’s graffiti though.

Load the alltrails app - it made it so much fun and we didn’t get lost and saw more than we would have without the app!! Fun place - cool hikes - kids said felt like we weren’t in Florida anymore!!!

Cool cave - hard to believe we were in Florida lol

Nice trail however overgrown! Trees down over the trail and no real maintenance done. Nice for cooler weather.

The Danes cave and Lizzie hart sink is very Florida. The trail shows a loop that returns to the caves but it is poorly marked and maintained so I walked past it on the well blazed yellow trail and ended up on Stagecoach rd and had to walk a 1.5 miles on a busy rd to get back to the trailhead. I will run a shuttle next time. Well worth the hike. The sink is a huge ancient Florida sinkhole now reclaimed by nature with some water in the bottom.

Great family hike for all ages. Short jaunt to Peace Cave. Usually crowded. Fun to descend down easy path and welcome the coolness at the lower level. Smaller caves to explore once in main cavern. Pretty to walk the sandy trails in Withlacoochee beyond the caves/sinkholes. Peaceful and calming

Fun trail if you are feeling a little adventurous. First trailhead GPS first on alltrails takes you to a dead-end with barbed wire fence. Go back about 50 feet and on your left you will see a grassy area to park with Trailhead well hidden back behind trees.
The trail is very overgrown. You feel like a trail blazer, at times wishing you had a machete. Recommend wearing long pants to protect against briars and the such.
Feels very secluded; although you are walking near border fence off and on. Nice, serene and green. Many birds and tons of spiders - golden orb silk weavers high over trail

Amazing place I take my dogs a lot never crowded in the morning specially throughout the week. The weekends unfortunately are a big tourist attraction to the Caves I avoid them and only go during the week with my family

5 months ago

I Use this trail along with Lizzie heart sink trail 4 to 5 times a week

6 months ago

The C Loop is the southern loop of the three (A,B, & C Loops) stacked hiking loops. The loop is well marked and easy to follow. The terrain is mostly rolling sand hills through pine forest and oak hammocks. Along the route you'll come across a diggings area that will strike your interest and will more than likely give you an urge to take a closer look. You'll also have to walk a short distance through a hunter's/horse camp. Just keep a good eye on the blazes and you'll find your way through it. The newly extended Good Neighbor Trail cuts across the trail twice, now. This make this trail a little less appealing to me but, it might not bother other folks. Overall, it's a nice walk in the woods.

I’m a bit of novice, but couldn’t find a single blaze. Motorcycles everywhere. I was following the “trail” map on the app but still just ended up walking in the general direction. Good elevation changes and terrain for training but not a trail I’ll do again

6 months ago

we went in early Sept and it's still a bit too warm and the amount of rain has the caves a bit soggy. this is more of a late fall,winter and early spring hike than summer in Sept lol

7 months ago

a must see if you are in the area. tons of caves. if you follow the main trail straight back you will run into the main cluster of caves. off to the left Is another trail that leads you to another group of nice large caves and if you keep walking straight there is another set. if you are into back country hiking there are a few backpacking campsites a mile or two away. beautiful landscapes all around the area of you explore further down the trails

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