Explore the most popular State Parks 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.

backpacking
18 hours 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.

hiking
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!

hiking
5 days ago

Great walk. Awesome view.

walking
5 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.

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!

Love this bike trail!!! Campground was nice and clean.

The park is really good for horseback riding with all the available access to different locations. Wouldn’t recommend going during the starting if dry season if you have a green horse ,with all the sand blowing from them clearing a few trails.Over all though i would definitely recommend the park for horseback riding during spring when you can smell all the beautiful blooming flowers , see all the deers and get a nice refreshing breeze through the entire park.

I love this trail! I have to have hiked this bad boy 3-4 times this year. Pairs well with the Blackwater River Trail for a ~13mi. day hike.

Great trail with lots of hills. Beautiful views of the Apalachicola River. We plan to try out the primitive campsites.

Very short, beautiful trail. Saw some cool tracks. Probably Skunk Ape or Sasquatch.

We enjoyed this short trail. The steepheads are interesting and the bridges over the creek are nice. We didn’t see any remains from the Butler Mill site but the trip is worth it just to see the Indian mounds just before the trail.

A spectacular place of beauty.... a blessing to behold.

beautiful place.

awesome place to swim and glamp.

This trail is great for bikers, hikers, rollerbladers, and runners who want miles of training on smooth paved road. There’s off the beaten paths too if you want to explore.

I really loved this trail! Good wildlife! Saw turkeys, armadillos and a Pygmy rattlesnake! It was well worth it due to the scenery. It was gorgeous on the trail and I’ll definitely go back!

Have been here multiple times. I do nature photography and have yet to be disappointed. It's definitely worth the entrance fee and time.

Definitely agree with others here, not a whole lot of shade. The trail is mainly made up of loose dirt so be ready for that as well. The map is misleading so if you wanna deviate make sure you know where you are. Other than that it was a lovely trail and got to see two deer, tortoise, a boar, amongst other animals. The ponds are also a great sight! Highly recommend.

Apparently we missed 70% of the trail because the trailhead wasn’t visibly marked and the map provided by park service wasn’t much help either. We are avid hikers, for the record, and found this to be very confusing. We ended up walking on the beach for 2 miles and walking the 2 miles back to our vehicle on the bike path. This was very unpleasant. The beach was beautiful though, and extremely quiet. We found beautiful seashells and enjoyed this portion of our walk immensely.

This trail has something for all, we hiked the complete persimmon trail and then some. The farther out you get the more overgrown and muddy it becomes. However there are some really nice areas with views as well. Many animal tracks are to be found in the mud and sandy areas. The ticks were plentiful, so I recommend anything with permethrin in it to treat your clothing and gear. It took 3 hours with an 8 year old to finish.

Nice boardwalk!

hiking
17 days ago

My friend and I hiked this trail yesterday. This was one of the best trails I've seen so far. The river being right there beside you with the rapids makes for a unique experience for Florida. I do suggest bug spray as there are mosquitoes here with all the water in the area. I will be going back here again sometime.

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