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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

13 days 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

1 month 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

2 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.

3 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.

Not much happening around this trail. There are a couple of sink holes and mini gorge. Good shade cover.

off road driving
3 months ago

Nice trail, well groom ask for a map in the welcome entrance to see all the off road trails. Number 10 was close when we went for Memorial Weekend.
The majority of the trails are easy to moderate. I recommend to go with a buddy some of the puddles can be kind of deep.

off road driving
4 months ago

Good time the kids love it!!!

4 months ago

Hiked A tract and enjoyed the hilly terrain.
We saw a large rattle snake lying across the trail but it had no interest in us and quickly left. I saw the hikers' peace sign made of pinecones; fellow hikers and I added a pinecone of our own. I would like to go back and hike the other trails at Croom.

5 months ago

Easy walk - caves are interesting- worth it.

5 months ago

Great trail with well marked trails. Did the B loop which is about 9 miles starting at the Tucker Hill Trailhead. $2 to access park. I would rate this easy to moderate. The trail has a few roots and some dampness here and there but overall a pretty easy hike with some elevation (150 ft.) which is a lot for Florida. Very little traffic and the ability to customize your hike as you go. Enjoy!

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 4 mile walk, very diverse vegetation. tree cover provide shaded walk on a sunny day on a wide trail.

7 months ago

This is my favorite place to hike in Florida. There are 3 trails here, and you can extend the hike amongst the 3 to 15 or 24 miles.

The right or "A" trail is the easiest. It is about 7 miles.

The "B" trail is closer to 8, and "C" is about 9.

I find the C the most challenging, but I am disappointed in the last mile or so. It seems to go on forever with no really good views or such.

I have never seen any ticks nor horses on this trail.
Bikers and Hikers have their own separate trails with the exception of a few intersections here and there.

Around early April each year, there is an Extended Marathon trail run. I think it is 75 miles? You can still hike when that is going on. Typically, this is the only time you run across more than 1 or two other folks the whole hike.

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.

8 months ago

Love this place!

on Dames Cave

nature trips
8 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.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Saw a deer and armadillo. Tons of butterflies. Trail clear post Irma. The pine cones in one species are huge. Lots of up and down!! And the pines burnt as many were are beautiful. The yellow A trail loop
Turns into orange Florida trial ? Not sure. So at 3 miles or so I turned back. Never second guess that decision. Glad I did. Did 6+ miles and the trail looks different on the way back. I ran out of water about three fourths of a Mile From trailhead. Knowing I had only a Ways to go was comforting. Never again !

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Caves have graffiti but I think it gives them character

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I live in the Pacific Northwest now, but lived in Tampa for 31. I hiked this trail a few years back and found it hot, bug infested, sandy, monotonous and shabby. It's nothing but palmetto and scrawny little pine trees. I guess it's okay simply because it's about as good as it gets in Florida.

off road driving
Friday, August 04, 2017

I went out last Saturday to the Withlacochee state forest, Crum tract. After a little while I found a great clay pit. Awesome time.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Like much of the trails in this area, this trail is much like a dirt road. Long grass makes for lots of ticks. Make sure you have applied a product with at least 20-40% deet. Had at least 15-20 ticks throughout a 9.5 mile out and back hike from Withlacoochee trail at SR 50 over to Silver Lake. Wintertime I'm sure would much better in regards to this. Beautiful trail follows the river under a mostly thick canopy. Trail is well-marked and easy to follow.

Great secluded trail. Too bad no water access, unless I was on the wrong trail.

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

Croom loop A was fantastic.

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