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Withlacoochee State Forest

Address: 15003 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone Number: 352-754-6896
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Brooksville
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Owner description: With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities, Withlacoochee State Forest has been...
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Owner description: With many species of wildlife and recreational opportunities, Withlacoochee State Forest has been named one of the "10 Coolest Places You've Never Been in North America" by the World Wildlife Fund.
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Muskoka District, Canada
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225 reviews 225 reviews
32 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have biked about 60 rails to trails in North America and the Withlacochee is definitely in the top 10 (and perhaps the top 5.) Has pretty well everything you would want in a bike trail -- especially the southern part (more scenic)

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Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful old Florida riding trails. Well marked and easy to get to from our Bushnell B&B just across the street. Once deep into the forest, you can imagine what it was like 100's of years ago. They are doing a good job keeping the trails cleared. Just a few instances of downed branches, as with any forest trail. We rode... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great place to hike, bike ride or just walk and see nature and get some fresh air. The hiking paths are marked very well. You can even bring your dog hiking with you.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Trails are easy to follow, just follow the one were the ground is beat down more. Lots of spiders, so watch your step, and ground is slippery. Bring plenty of water with you. Most of the caves are to small to climb into.

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Tarpon Springs, Fl
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We did an evening trail run and had a blast! The only downside to this park, as with any wilderness area in Florida, is that there were Spiders! I had to use my LED lights more to check for spiders than monitor the trail path to keep from running into huge spiderwebs! The Withlacoochee has some Huge spiders and large... More 

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
14 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great for a day of exploring nature. Just be sure to avoid the areas where the motorcyclists are as they can be dangerous.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
75 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This forest encloses almost 250 square miles, spanning parts of five different counties. By and large, it is as pristine a natural resource as can be found in the southeastern United States. There are areas primitively developed for recreation, but its true beauty and value to us is the opportunity to meander slowly and silently among the flora and fauna... More 

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Dade City, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The best part of hiking alone is being able to control the noise. If you are quite you'll enjoy the breeze through the trees, the flapping of the butterfly wings, the song of the mockingbird, the sound of your own heartbeat and you can't miss the crow call. Actually this forest is one of best kept secrets around. The true... More 

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Largo, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

so many trails for hiking and lots of wildlife to see. very beautiful Also a camping site and many creeks, ponds rivers etc

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

For anyone that has horses and is looking a great place to ride in an area that is extremely horse friendly, this is it. Trails are fantastic - most of them are wide enough to ride abreast so you can actually chat with your riding partner. All forested so shady in most areas. Trails are mostly sugar sand with a... More 

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