Explore the most popular waterfall 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.

Beautiful place.

Great trail and park. great views of the fallen, butterfly garden and the campground. it also has a beach at the small lake too.

Great trails and beautiful park. campgrounds looked nice and park has a nice butterfly garden too.

hiking
2 months ago

Forgot [space] in name Beer Can Island AND there is no waterfall totally my bad typing.

hiking
2 months ago

Beer Can Island << not really an island!!

Just south of the Longboat Key Bridge, use North Shore Road toward the beach, to parallel parking along the street, be care where you park you will get TOWED Lot of PRIVATE drives and home frontage. Take walkway to beach turn right >> Beer Can Island!

How many trails are there in FL where you can walk barefooted!!!

White sand, old growth trees, birds, GULF (No you can not see Texas from here) and BEACH!! No restrooms or water.

Do to storms there is about 100+ foot missing, reason there are dead trees in the gulf.

A short hike to a Grand View.

You definitely have to come when it’s been raining, but this was very nice. I only went down at the sinkhole waterfall Trail and that it was very beautiful. However most of the sinkhole trail is blocked off from damage to I guess the boardwalk. The small view of the sink holes that you do you have is very very spectacular and I wouldn’t pass it up for five dollars. The waterfall is also fantastic if it has been raining. Five dollars to enter the park, like I said. I explored the trails in less than 30 minutes due to the closures, but there was another trail towards a lake that I did not go down. You can also camp here apparently, but I don’t know much about that.

camping
5 months ago

Small trail but beautiful after a rainy day. Camp site is clean and comfortable

Trail is small and can be completed in about an hour. However if you go to the falls after a rainy day it is really cool! Camping is also great here very relaxing

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

Was a very small park, we hiked and explored the entire park in under 2 hours, but was very beautiful. Helpful hint, in order to see the falls you must go on a day after a rain.

These interpretive trails are located a ¼ mile north of the Blue Hole, on Key Deer Blvd. There are two trails here; the Mannillo Trail, named in honor of Fred Mannillo, a local environmental advocate, is a short out and back trail, composed of crushed limestone. There are two benches located along the trail to relax and enjoy nature and the trail ends at an observation platform that is situated within a freshwater wetland area. The Watson Trail, named for the first Refuge Manager Jack Watson, is a 2/3 mile loop trail through pine rockland, freshwater wetland, and hardwood hammock habitat. These trails are located in full sun, so plan your trip accordingly. In summer they are best visited early in the morning and then later in the day, towards sunset.

hiking
8 months ago

not clearly marked and over grown since irma. access is from the riverside park across the open field.

Pretty walk. But very short and trail entrance is not clearly marked

Great walk with family.. beautiful river views!

hiking
10 months ago

I’m not sure this trail is really on AllTrails. But there are two of them. Lake eaton One is a sinkhole there’s a boardwalk. It’s pretty amazing. I missed it the last time I was here somehow. The other is a trail around the lake. Lake eaton. You have a feeling of real isolation when you’re here. But you’re really not that far from Silver Springs. You know you stayed at the right hotel when at the elevator they show a map how to get to this place. I came early in the morning 6:30 AM I thought I might hear more birds. But still a very fun walk invigorating. 56°

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

I can't wait to try this walk in the fall, and it's not so humid sure mosquitoes, fewer biting flies. I think would've really like about this trail is how far off the beaten path you feel. What are you are you go on several dirt roads to get to it. And you won't likely see anybody on the trail, although they are wonderfully marked with signs throughout about the wildlife. The boardwalk so great if only I could learn to walk without scaring off all the wildlife. Lots of spiderwebs so bring a Walkingstick. If her last birds in the morning humidity is still very high.

Friday, August 04, 2017

This is a must to see if you live in Florida. It isn't a massive waterfall like you see in North Georgia but it is very pretty. It is actually the result of a sinkhole which Florida is full of. The trail is very well maintained just know there are numerous stairs on the trail. On the trail there is a section for swimming and restrooms to change.

hiking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

There are two trails here. I went on the sinkhole loop first. If you like isolated, thick woods and narrow trAils this is perfect. I only had time to do a little bit of the lake eaton trail. I'll be back to see the lake. Once again I used the trekking poles brother Jim gave me. Thanks Jim

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

A simple walkway trail to a waterfall and sinkholes. Lots of pretty ferns and a lake.

Loved it. The sinkholes are great, though the trail for them was very hazardous and much of the boardwalks were heading down into the sinkholes. The water fall wasn't at its full but flowing. Pretty easy with much on boardwalks. Rained for nearly half the time we were on it.

Florida's only water fall and though not full, still a sight to see. Very easy trail, slightly slippery after a rain though.

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

very short trail, sink hole trail undrr construction, water fall was small due to small recent rains, the lake was a nice size for swimming

hiking
Thursday, February 09, 2017

The waterfall is nice for Florida, but kind of underwhelming. Very small beach area for swimming for the kids. Many many people out and walking this trail on a Saturday in February, so I can only imagine what it is like during summer.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The waterfall is small, maybe 5ft? Most people are expecting something huge, but it's really not.

hiking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I came after a storm so the falls were a nice size. The park is well maintained. Unfortunately, when I was there the sink hole trail was under construction. No need for your boots here as the whole trail is paved.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Not far to get to the falls and when we went after rain there was a decent amount of water flowing. The hike afterwards was fun with lots of sinkholes to explore.

camping
Friday, August 07, 2015

Went on July 8-9th, got a late start so we had to battle a lot of spiders at night. We didn't get in until after midnight. But going through the prairie was beautiful, and a group of A-10 Warthogs practicing at the naval bombing range was a nice way to start the trail. I wouldn't recommend hiking in the middle of the summer, going back when the weather is more favorable!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Good average trail I to did not see what're fall.
But had an enjoyable hike

hiking
Friday, March 20, 2015

Hiked this trail this past Saturday. We had great weather , was a great hike. Took a refreshing dip in Hidden Pond. The hand water well pump is not working at Hopkins Prairie. The campground at Hopkins Prairie was a lot better than I thought it would be.

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