Looking for a great trail near Brooksville, Florida? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 9 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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hiking
13 days ago

The trail system is the most confusing I have ever seen out here. Even using my AllTrails app, it never showed me on a trail. I eventually turned around on a overgrown section of the Florida trail. I’ll definitely try this again because there are a ton of trails out here. But I have got to find a better map.

hiking
over grown
20 days ago

Could be a nice trail but so over grown

hiking
blowdown
over grown
1 month ago

IMPORTANT: Do not follow the directions that AllTrails tries to give you. There is unofficial parking for Dame's Cave along South Lecanto Highway that will take you to the trail after you pass the caves. Following AllTrail's directions will lead you and your car well into the middle of very bumpy dirt and sand roads. It is also an extra 10 minutes or so following their directions. Trail is worth traversing if you enjoy long, endurance hikes. This trail was great for what it is. It is well-marked though blaze color changes a few times throughout (it is a clear change and hard to miss). The trail follows Loop D completely throughout and crosses Loop C at a few times. There are many intersecting dirt roads and bigger trails but there are clear markings keeping you on the hiking trail. The hike crosses quite a few different landscapes. You will be in a shaded forest filled with Golden and Spiny Backed Orb Weavers for a few miles only to find yourself in a less dense, open area with tall trees. The spiders are intense from Mile 2 to 3 (if you go left to start the trail) and the last couple miles. I ran into quite a few birds including a hawk and cardinals. There were also many butterflies and pretty wildflowers throughout. Bring water and be prepared to take breaks without seating. There is one make-shift bench next to the second intersection of Loop C and D. It took me 4 hours to hike the roughly 14 miles.

Great trail especially once you get past the caves. Before then it is crowded but after the last cave it is quiet. Probably the prettiest forest I have seen in Florida.

why is trail gated off. there no longer flooding the area. will it ever reopen?

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

I went out today for a joke around loop C. I had hoped to complete the entire a-c outer loop but it was SO hot. It is a bit overgrown in some areas so I recommend long pants and pulling your socks up high. I brought a trekking pole which was great for the inclines-declines & clearing spider webs. It’s hard to miss the gigantic spiders. Saw deer & loads of birds. I parked at Tucker Hill and went from there.

running
2 months ago

First time out here. Worth the drive from Orlando. This trail is very runnable unlike a lot of trails in FL due to the fast growing conditions. Also there’s a good mix of shade and little hills. Will definitely make this a regular run. There’s also an outside shower area next to the restrooms.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Nice trail about 10 minute walk to the cave and another 1/3 or a mile to the peace cave. Nice, pleasant hike

running
bugs
3 months ago

Lots of spider webs and horse flies along the full trail. The spider webs didn’t pop up until after the second half of the trail, mile 8 or so. It’s a pretty sandy/pine needle kind of path. Definitely has some incline along the way, whew. Don’t let the Florida trails fool ya!!!

hiking
blowdown
over grown
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

We loved this hike to the caves! There is enough shade for a comfortable hike, even in summer. Conditions inside the caves can be a bit muddy - wear old shoes.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
4 months ago

This was a good hike, obviously not a lot of people hike here as there was a lot of growth on the trail, south loop was a little more challenging than the north loop. A few muddy spots but nothing underwater, considering we are in the rainy season. Lots of spiders so keep a trekking pole or stick to knock the web down (I apologized to the spider each time I had to do that lol) Not much in flowers this time of the year but lots of pretty cool fungi. I recommend long pants and some bug spray and a good amount of water.

hiking
4 months ago

awesome trails!!!

Great! I took my 4 year old son and he loved it. Sad there is so much graffiti. But it’s beautiful otherwise.

Solid spot, brought dog. Lots of spiders, easy walk, but bring a walking stick to clear away spider webs. Trail pretty well kept, saw a few big tracks. Definitely wear orange in season and pack bug spray

R yes I’ll be suy I was

hiking
5 months ago

The cave’s themselves were definitely a must see, the only downfall was the graffiti all over the inside of it.

hiking
5 months ago

Take the longer trail. Fun though.

Good hike that pretty much follows the Withlacoochee River. There’s a lot of shade and many of the old massive oak trees you normally only find on these type of hikes. There is one spot about 3.75 miles out from the Ridge Manor trailhead that is very sandy and a few open areas where the sun beats down on you but those stretches are all pretty short. There were quite a few trees down though so you’ll have to work your way over, under, or around some of those. I was here on a Saturday and other than a few people in canoes on the river I saw only one other person the entire 10-plus miles I was out there. I saw bobcat tracks but the only animals were turtles and quite a few gopher tortoises (the Florida reptilian equivalent to prairie dogs). One thing about the trail markings. They start off yellow and then change to orange but it looks like many of the yellow plates were nailed over orange blazes. It threw me off at one point early in the hike. The trail map at the trailhead says it’s an orange blazed trail so maybe they’re making a switch. I also did the blue loop. Bring bug spray! The horse flies were horrendous. I didn’t have it on for the first half (dumb decision) and was getting swarmed at times. Someone else warned about ticks and though I thought the horse flies were worse, I still pulled about 10 ticks off me when I was finished.

hiking
6 months ago

Fantastic trail! Gorgeous pine trees throughout. Rolling Sandhills (but not too sandy- just made for slightly more of an effort). Had one tick crawl on my hiking boot but otherwise not much bugs at all. Only saw one other hiker the entire time. Most of the hike was well shaded.

hiking
6 months ago

One of my all time favorite places to hike! C loop has treasures upon treasures, just go and look!

Great hike along the river. Only saw one other person the whole time, but TICKS TICKS TICKS. Did I mention there were a lot of ticks?

Great trail for the family. They had no clue they hiked five miles with all the things to stop and see along the way. The first part of the trail is very busy, but once we got away from the caves, we didn’t see anyone until we got back. No bugs over the weekend, and plenty of shade. Thunderstorms interrupted our hike, but we will definitely be back.

Great trail for all levels of hikers. Loved the wide path. Great scenery with old trees and butterflies. Will go back again.

hiking
over grown
6 months ago

Nice easy shady hike. a bit overgrown and not much to see.

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