Hamilton County has lots to see and there’s no better way to experience nature at its best than putting on your hiking shoes and heading out. Many of the trails follow the river for stunning views. Grab that backpack, throw in some snacks and water and enjoy! You’re sure to see other hikers out there as we are a part of the Florida Trail. Just remember to leave no trace.

The Florida Trail – Area Hikes

  • Alapaha
    7.7 miles. Along the limestone-bordered waters of the Alapaha and Suwannee Rivers, the Alapaha section of the Florida Trail explores unique geography within a densely forested landscape.
  • Bell Springs to Big Shoals
    Bell Springs To Big Shoals
    4.6 miles. Showcasing Florida’s only Class III whitewater and other spectacular geologic features, this is one of the most scenic segments of the Florida Trail along the Suwannee River.
  • White Springs
    3.6 miles. Spanning from one end of White Springs to the other along a bend in the Suwannee River, this Florida Trail segment is an easy day hike through a historic community.

Disappearing Creek at Camp Branch
3.3 miles – On the Disappearing Creek Loop off the Florida Trail along the Suwannee River, watch Camp Branch burble through rapids and cascade into a giant sinkhole.

Long Branch Trail
At Big Shoals State Park, the 2.4 mile Long Branch Trail heads upriver to follow a mellow Suwannee River—broad and shaded by overhanging tupelo trees.

Swift Creek
1-11/2 easy unusual geology, beautiful floodplain forest, river berm, limestone outcrops. NO facilities. Take 25A out of White Springs for 4 miles to Entrance, take left and drive to kiosk and hike down to river to creek.

Additional Resources

Suwannee Bicycle Association Hiking Trails
Florida Hiking Map | Hiking Trails | Florida Hikes