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Best trails in Brooksville

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Looking for a great trail near Brooksville, Florida? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running 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 Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park or Crystal River Preserve State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve or Flat Island Preserve. 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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Map of trails in Brooksville
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#1 - Dames Cave
Brooksville, Florida
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
The Dames Cave area is located in the Citrus Tract portion of the Withlacoochee State Forest in Citrus County, Florida and are found on a western portion of the Brooksville Ridge physiographic region. This landscape is dominated by karst landforms including uvalas, dolines, solution valleys, and caves. Geologically, the caves are among the oldest in Florida. The entrance trail to the Dames Caves is located south of Lecanto, Florida on highway 491. After passing the Central Florida Community College and traveling southbound for several miles, on the left hand side is a series of cement posts, a dirt road turnoff and a small garbage can. Quite possibly there will be several cars already parked there, as these will be the only indicators that one of Florida's most unique and oldest cave systems is just a short jaunt off of this straight and narrow farm road. Parking is free, but is at your own risk, mainly because there are no designated parking spots. A short half-mile trail leads off into the Withlacoochee State Forest. Once again, no trails are marked, but heading directly east will bring you to the opening of one of the most popular caves. Surrounded by several concrete posts and heavy gauge wire, the opening to Vandal Cave appears before your eyes. One of the best spot for pictures, this cave opening is actually an ancient roof collapse. Part of the roof is still connected and creates a land bridge that can be easily walked across by daring individuals. A small side cave allows access into the inner cave system. Once inside you can see why it is called Vandal Cave. Graffiti and other damage can be seen throughout, explaining why this cave system is so hard to find. Other smaller caves branch off from this Vandal Cave and range in a variety of difficulties of exploration from simple head ducking and flashlight exploring to belly-slinking and crawling through tight spots in the mud. Open sunrise to sunset, no camping, fires, or alcohol allowedShow more
#2 - Dames Caves and Lizzie Heart Sink Loop Trail
Withlacoochee State Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
For up to date park information, please see their link here: https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withlacoochee-State-Forest The Dames Cave area is located in the Citrus Tract portion of the Withlacoochee State Forest in Citrus County, Florida and are found on a western portion of the Brooksville Ridge physiographic region. This landscape is dominated by karst landforms including uvalas, dolines, solution valleys, and caves. Geologically, the caves are among the oldest in Florida. The entrance trail to the Dames Caves is located south of Lecanto, Florida on highway 491. After passing the Central Florida Community College and traveling southbound for several miles, on the left hand side is a series of cement posts, a dirt road turnoff and a small garbage can. Quite possibly there will be several cars already parked there, as these will be the only indicators that one of Florida's most unique and oldest cave systems is just a short jaunt off of this straight and narrow farm road. Parking is free, but is at your own risk, mainly because there are no designated parking spots. A short half-mile trail leads off into the Withlacoochee State Forest. Once again, no trails are marked, but heading directly east will bring you to the opening of one of the most popular caves. Surrounded by several concrete posts and heavy gauge wire, the opening to Vandal Cave appears before your eyes. One of the best spot for pictures, this cave opening is actually an ancient roof collapse. Part of the roof is still connected and creates a land bridge that can be easily walked across by daring individuals. A small side cave allows access into the inner cave system. Once inside you can see why it is called Vandal Cave. Graffiti and other damage can be seen throughout, explaining why this cave system is so hard to find. Other smaller caves branch off from this Vandal Cave and range in a variety of difficulties of exploration from simple head ducking and flashlight exploring to belly-slinking and crawling through tight spots in the mud. Open sunrise to sunset, no camping, fires, or alcohol allowedShow more
#3 - Croom Trail
Croom Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 23 m
#4 - Croom Fools Run
Withlacoochee State Forest
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Length: 15.3 mi • Est. 6 h 38 m
For up to date park information, please see their website here: https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withlacoochee-State-ForestShow more
#5 - Citrus Tract Loop D
Withlacoochee State Forest
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
This is one of four loops in the Citrus Hiking Trail through rugged terrain.Show more
#6 - Croom C Loop
Withlacoochee State Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
For up to date park information, please see their website here: https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withlacoochee-State-ForestShow more
#7 - Withlacoochee River Extended Trail
Withlacoochee State Forest
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
For up to date park information, please see their website here: https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withlacoochee-State-ForestShow more
#8 - Annutteliga Hammock Trailhead Loop
Withlacoochee State Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
For up to date park information, please see their website here: https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Withlacoochee-State-ForestShow more
#9 - Lizzie Heart Cave
Brooksville, Florida
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 57 m
#10 - Fickett Hammock Nature Trail
Fickett Hammock Preserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
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