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

I hiked this trail as part of the Florida Trail IDIDAHIKE 2018, always a great State Park to go hike and camp at.
The trails are marked and maintained well

1 day ago

Took a short hike towards old grist mill. Well marked trail. But found it confusing where to locate other trails, then it started to rain. Maybe more next visit
Nice playgrounds and camp sites

must have recently had a controlled burn.

9 days ago

We drove up and parked. If you're not a pass holder, you'll need to get an envelope from the deposit box and leave $3. Tear off the stub and hang on your rearview mirror. I took one of my dogs on a Friday morning around 0930. We saw maybe 4 bikers. The paved trail is awesome. Lots of room for bikers to go around you. We walked about 2 miles and took a right and walked another .5 miles to the "beach side" where lots of downed trees are. It's sandy and very beautiful. People started flocking to the area around 11am. Clean, lots of trees and bushery. This will be a regular place to take my dogs for a nice and relaxing walk.

paddle sports
9 days ago

Definitely worth the drive for a nice weekend of kayaking. But call ahead to make sure water levels are high. When low, the scenic loop is inaccessible leaving only the larger parts of the creek full of alligators. Still fun if you aren't scared of a few bull gators

Nice breeze during the summer, lots of shade and pretty river views, great to stop and wade in the river when it gets too hot. Very dog friendly.

Always enjoyable

15 days ago

Awesome trail for short or long hikes. I like to find a place and hang a hammock for a few hours then hike back. The river has great swimming holes and sand bars for cooling off.

Went out there today, and it was absolutely beautiful, you can tell the water flooding height on the trees, however it's not flooded as of right now. A perfect mix of tall pines, saw palms, tons of wildlife of all kinds, sugar sand stretches allowing you to see all the different wild life prints, and opens up to a beautiful stretch of the St.Johns river. Absolutely beautiful.

Well maintained narrow trail- beautiful path right up next to the river. Lot's of sawgrass. Saw some wildlife.

Desoto is a great hiking spot, which also has a guided history lesson. The hiking path is both shell and boardwalk and is mostly shaded with mangroves and other trees. It usually is not too crowded unless they have a special event going on. Desoto is dog-friendly and also has places to swim and fish.

Tons of geocaches!!!!

20 days ago

I short hike because when you get into the trail eventually Peters out. Could to still be Irma damage? The park was packed, very nice! Last time was here was all by myself

22 days ago

Nice little trail! It's a weekday so I pretty much had the whole park to myself.

Parts of the trail on the east loop are completely obstructed by fallen trees that have been that way a good bit of time. If not removed by county park maintenance, be prepared to have to duck and crawl. A potentially decent little trail, but it needs improving.

Had the best day hiking at the FTA I DID A HIKE 2018 event. Can’t wait to come back to this beautiful park!

Frisby Good was ok, but course was unkept and I brushed a plant that caused me welts on my legs. Saw a snake on my way to pick up a disc.

trail running
27 days ago

It was pretty disappointing. Most of the trail was a boring dirt road through a flat area of scrub brush. There was an interesting part near the river, with lots of crabs scattering and mangroves. The trails were hardly marked and it was difficult to figure out which way I was going. I ended up only running 3 miles instead of 5. Basically I ended up hot, sweaty, and pissed off.

mountain biking
29 days ago

nice place

30 days ago

one of my favorite places in Florida along the Florida Trail

1 month ago

st.petersburg to tampon springs a great ride. I go gulf North then Pinellas trail back home. great ride,many bikes

Definitely not a hiking trail better for mountain biking.

Close to home and dog loves it

Saw the butt end of a couple hogs. Trail is mostly in a dirt road path. Gets muddy in some spots. Bring mosquito spray.

Almost 6 miles on the Barnard And Seminole portions of the Florida Trail. Great hiking and real nice Shots of the upper Hillsborough River. Tested the new hammock as well for my upcoming section hike on the AT. Trail is in good condition and very little mud.

trail running
1 month ago

I did my first solo trail run (4.5 miles) today. Once I got over my nervousness about being alone, I really enjoyed myself. Some parts were super fun to run up and down while leaping over roots, I was actually giggling. I came across two big black racer snakes, some pretty gray birds, and one huge yellow rat snake that gave me a heart attack. I was in a clearing and almost ran over her. Once I saw the snake I literally jumped 2 feet up and screamed. I was definitely on alert after that. Although I know the snake isn’t venomous, it was very surprising. I only saw a few people while I was out, so it made for a nice peaceful run. I loved running the trail and will go back there again for sure!

Glad I had running shoes on for the longer, duller stretches through the woods. Beautiful stretch along the river and past the rapids. Take your shoes off and enjoy the river, just check for gators first.

man made crushed shell trail so it is a easy walk. All open walk so no shade. dog run area and dog watering areas so good for them. saw birds and gators

Pretty hike, but so confusing. The big loop trail does not exist. It’s a combination of several marked trails in the park, but doesn’t follow them accurately. Sometimes it goes off, reverses, loops. If you want to spend the day staring at your phone, wondering where you are, this is the place.

1 month ago

A hidden gem close to Tallahassee. Very well blazed orange loop. Backpacking the outer loop will give you a moderate 4.5 miles in and 4.5 miles out., if you camp on the site on the center loop. The primitive camp sites are on Lake Talquin and do not have any facilities, but do have a fire ring and a bench. You can easily hike in after lunch and out by lunch the next day. The trail is a moderate or easy/rolling loop with lots of short bridge crossings over streams. Plenty of places to purify water if needed but the hike is short enough that you can carry enough water to get in and out.

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