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It's a great trail. Maintained and marked. it's a loop that breaks up into 2 different loops. They both return you back to camp. You can camp out if desired. Great scenery and not heavily trafficked.

Easy loop nature trail. Well marked and nicely placed wildlife identification signs. Good show of the dynamic ecosystems of coastal zones that rebound quickly after disturbances.

This is a different hike than most of the ones in North-Central Florida. Water is still up in some areas so you get to do some of your own navigation to get around flooded areas. Terrain changes are great.

Big bridges are still out because of Irma, so you can't complete the loop as noted in earlier reviews, but it "stops" at a beautiful flower-filled meadow where the two large bridges are. We even saw a bald eagle hunting. Good for kids (My children and I went out and back in under three hours, but we also literally stopped to smell the roses) and adults that desire the solitude of nature without an entire day of commitment.

1 day ago

Recently completed the Torreya Challenge trail as a two night backpacking trip with a boy scout training crew. The mileage is closer to 14 with side hikes to the camps etc. Parked in the central parking lot and hiked out to the the backpacking campsites at the far east of the second challenge loop. 4-backpacking sites that can easily hold 4 tents. The park prefers to only have 4-people in each site. Each site has a fire ring and benches and a firewood stack. 2nd night we hiked to the Rock Bluff campsite on the far west overlooking the Apalachicola river. Probably one of the prettiest campsites on local backpacking treks. Again 4 sites with the same set up. There is also a porta potty on the main trail about 100-yards from the sites. Beautiful limestone outcroppings to site to watch the sunset in the west. Beware of the Torreya's infamous Copperheads. Also another group did have a black bear in their camp site. Both trails are rolling with lots of streams and of course the river for water. There is also access to two spigots on the trail (Gregory House and at the entrance of the park). From May to October this trail can be very humid with lots of mosquitoes.

this park was Florida's most visited, till Disney.

nice and flat. well kept. I have seen deer and wild turkey.

2 days 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!

Great walking trail. This trail has several photogenic locations if you cross the lake and walk to the wooden bridge over the railroad tracks. I went during mid-spring and the lighting and greenery were simply amazing.

Easy but interesting

The trail is open again

Just a long sidewalk but an amazing view

nice historic place a must see was there last summer awesome fort

Really good trails! Try to go in the morning when it’s not as hot. Wasn’t super packed for a Saturday.

trail running
5 days ago

Very sandy in areas, pretty sure I ran in circles at times, saw heaps of wild life- Birds, turtles, and a huge snake.

5 days ago

Great walk. Awesome view.

This is such a great place to go! Literally lived next to it for 25 years and never even gave it a thought about exploring it till last weekend. The Timucuan Trail was my favorite out of all of them. Tons of great photo ops!

After this first tree canopy it gets boringly

6 days ago

This is great walk but I would rate it as Easy. The trail is well groomed, wide, an almost entirely level except for the optional hill at the end. Wonderful view of the marsh.

Huge disappointment! Deeply saddened we didn’t find a perfectly preserved washed, rinsed, and dried prehistoric shark’s tooth right on the trail! Seriously though, AllTrails has the map of this badly botched. It’s a fine park, nice hike, dog liked it a lot. Saw NOT ONE bug.

I LOVED this hike. I walked 5 miles and saw a total count of 38 gators. Unreal. Tons of birds to see including bald eagles, spoonbills and cranes. Saw a mother and baby deer by the back of the park as well. The hike itself is a relaxing walk but it got quite hot as the morning went on. Overall it was well worth it and was a great hike! Will definitely do it again.

I would go back. Make sure to take someone with you if your walking. (To remote).

Boardwalk path with inclines and lots of steps weaved in... worth the hike, for a sit by the waterfall on a sunny day... (not wheelchair accessible due to the steps in multiple areas, but there is a nice campground and other areas to enjoy... also a lake, swimming area, playground, and picnic area... nice stop if you are traveling I10 for you to stretch your legs

Very easy beginner trail that leads into more trails that increase with hiking ability... main path is a slightly uneven tar pathway, winds through trees down to stream that leads to another path, observation/yoga area deck... audio posts along the way with information on the plants and animals you are seeing, enjoyable

nice park to go too

nice park go to and fish

It’s a good little stroll combined with the other trails that are nearby in the same park. There was a bench overlooking the water. That was relaxing. Was able to sit down and read a little while. Very private. Bring bug spray!

Hike this preserve regularly. Several terrains and even elevation changes. The sandy trail leads to the very old Erasmus Rye cemetery. There's even remnants of an old burned out car and structure. The river is shallow enough to walk in many areas. Some off trail hiking takes you to old large orange trees that still produce fruit.

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