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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

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

19 days ago

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

1 month 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.

1 month 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

2 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

3 months ago

had a great time with my 3 and 7 yr old.

Nice trail. Caves are very unique. Provided a nice contrast to the standard Florida hikes.

4 months ago

Not much for walking, but there are three really cool caves that you have to squeeze through. Once you get through the tiny crevices the caves open up a decent amount really cool to see in Florida

Cool caves but the grafiti is a little disappointing. The loop around is pretty good with some nice elevation change. Saw a couple of deer.

5 months ago

Easy walk - caves are interesting- worth it.

Good trail, lots of elevation changes and interesting landscape in the forest. Lacking basic comfort such as bathrooms, water fountains and trash cans.
Trail mostly marked, but signage is insufficient.
Caves are a sight to behold however special equipment is likely called for so we stayed out. No warning signs posted which seems dangerous.
Parking is also directly on the side of a 55 mph road so getting in and out is treacherous.

There are some hills. Don’t let it being in Florida assume its flat. Beautiful and lots of variety of scenery.

Nice trail and well marked. A few downed trees to work around but no big deal. The caves looked pretty cool but I’m no spelunker so I stayed out.

Great trail, big old growth trees, cool caves. Unlike other reviewers, we had no issue following this trail as it has visible yellow paint markers on trees.

on Dames Cave

nature trips
9 months ago

Tons of caves that you can get into, but watch for broken glass.

Trail is not at all maintained. You'll encounter fallen tree after fallen tree across the path and it's very easy to lose the trail in parts.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Caves have graffiti but I think it gives them character

Thursday, April 27, 2017

This was excellent. I parked near the silver lake recreation area day use lot, had some trouble finding the trail head. If you walk down to the boat ramp and look left you should see it, you have to walk under the overpass (75). We took the high water trail to B loop, and basically did the outer loop which totaled 16.89 miles. Took about 8 hours. There are a few campsites along the way you can stop at. We ate lunch at Tucker Hill campsite. The forest changes landscapes a few times which is cool. I really felt like I was in the wilderness. Didn't see a single person all day. I also only saw lizards and birds. I didn't see any sign of boar. The trail is very well marked. I'll definitely be back

on Croom Fools Run

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Had a great time on this trail, the weather was perfect we did 17+ mile hike. There was a point on the trail we had to turn back, under the overpass the blue trail markers were neck high in the lake. We did go through some waist high water in order to stay on the trail. No bugs or wildlife to be seen on this trip out there. I will definitely be going back to this park to explore some more.

trail running
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fun race, did the 50 mile edition. My only complaint is that the start/stop area is quite far from the closest available toilet. At least put a portapotty close to the staging area.

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