Explore the most popular trails near Crawfordville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Lots of bugs, water, and it’s over grown right now. Description says wait till October and they are right. I would even wait till December when cold temps kill some vegetation and spiders.

Run here every week. Great trail the bridge over Sally Ward Springs gets super slippery, slow down and be careful.

easy trail and the sink is beautiful!

Weekends and holidays can be a bit busy, great little trail

3 months ago

swimming was great. a bunch of trash around but that's a people problem not a trail problem.

Relatively dry right now but starting to get snakey. The Cathedral was beautiful.

The trail leaves the river . Don't worry you did not miss the trail just follow the blazes and it makes it a little further. it's very scenic and very remove.

The trail follows the river to a point. Then the trail goes away from the river and seems to leave the route on the map. However, it was easy to turn around and head back to the trail head.
I’ll explore this trail again.

Very nice and runnable trail. The trail was well mark and 6 miles is what my gps recorded. It has a few wet spots but I ran in my trail running shoes with no problems.

Breathtaking trail, be prepared for mud!

Nice trail, very pretty river which is stained dark with tannic acid from the trees. So don’t be afraid to get it, it’s clean, cool, and refreshing.

The trail seems to have recently been remapped so there a lot of different paths that don't show up on the map. Also when driving there you're on dirt/sand roads for about 6 miles. Don't worry you're going the right way.

Very nice 6 mike walk/hike.

Very easy hike for all levels. Only thing is the map at the beginning of the trail did not notify us there would be other trails. We accidentally went on another trail called Hammock Spur that did eventually loop back to the main trail. If you just want to stick with this trail, you will need to follow the signs that say Sally Ward.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The trail isn't hard, but because it's not well maintained, it's hard to follow. Don't go during the rainy season, the palms are in a swamp head and the trail runs under water for a good part. Check out my full review and guide here: https://www.outdoorproject.com/adventures/florida/hikes/cathedral-palms-trail

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Extremely easy walk but the sinkhole was great.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Trail is not marked and hard to find. When l found "a" trail, I was not impressed. Better trails can be found in Tallahassee.

trail running
Monday, April 10, 2017

Five stars for the views, three stars for the bugs :/

Absolutely beautiful trail. It's been very dry lately so the trail wasn't difficult to traverse at all. Make sure you go down the blue blazed trail to the spring because that is a stunning sight to see!

Nice hike not hard. Watch for the first turn by the heliport. We missed it. added a extra mile to the hike.

Great trail! But it was a tough 6 miles!

trail running
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Great running trail! Just watch for roots.

trail running
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Easy to follow the orange marked trees. Few roots. Some muddy spots, but mostly high and dry. Good, flat trail. Half dirt road, half in the woods.

great trails!! nice easy roads n fun trails through the woods. bring bug spray.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

It was alright. Expected more springs. Also was disappointed the trail wasn't a loop

trail running
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ran the old logging roads around the park. Great sand base. Wide enough to avoid brush (and ticks). Beautiful wooded areas. I put in 5 miles, and left more for another day.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Very easy hike with beautiful scenic views and interesting landmarks.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Great birdwatching here. Usually plenty of alligators too. Historic lighthouse at the end of the road. Pretty place!

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Friday, May 03, 2013

A really nice place... you will love it! You can enjoy nature and see many alligators, turtles, fishes, and manatees when cannoeing... the river is cristal clear in some areas so clear that you will jump and swim! A beautiful place.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Has a major tick problem on trail.

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