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Address: Crystal River, FL
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This forest has many trails to explore, whether by foot, bike or horse.

This forest has many trails to explore, whether by foot, bike or horse.

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Just a gentle stroll in beautiful surroundings.

The sun was out, and it was warm, a perfect day for stroll taking in the beauty and wildlife. A relaxing visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pauline B
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sun was out, and it was warm, a perfect day for stroll taking in the beauty and wildlife. A relaxing visit.

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Crystal River, Florida
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You never run out of trails to explore. Trails have a lot of variety...flat, uphill, or combined. Not crowded. Multiple entry points.

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Thank CRCATE
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went with my girlfriend and was amazed. The forest was silent and gorgeous. Paths were maintained and clear. Climbed through Vernal cave and Peace cave and was blown away. It isn't often that you can find caves in the middle of a forest that have zero commercialization or crowds. Just me, her, and nature. Awesome.

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1 Thank Landen E
Inverness, Florida
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

the scenery is great and most of the fauna is old florida. the forest settings are quiet and serene, public areas are clean and well kept

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Auburn, Al
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We wanted a good hike through the Withlacoochee State Forest (note the correct spelling), but we spent quite a while finding it. There are patches of state forest scattered over several counties, and we wasted an hour driving to the ranger station north of Brooksfield. The excellent trail we finally found is called the Annutteliga Hammock Trail, and it is... More 

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6 Thank murraba
Cleveland, Ohio
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471 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We rented bikes to travel the trail around a lovely lake. Bike paths are well maintained and smooth. The scenery is fantastic - peaceful and refreshing. A great time

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Thank Riverliver
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

There are two Withlacoochee rivers, one way up north. this one is in counties surrounding Crystal River. There are many stretches that are great paddling. Beautiful water fowl, etc.

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1 Thank George C
Alligator Point, Florida
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181 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

went to look for fishing location. would have to drive 5 miles down the dirt road to get to beach and hopefully find a good spot along the canel till u hit the beach....maybe when the water is warmer.

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Hernando, Florida
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27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This was fun as a group to explore some caves a hike around for a while. Not something I would do again soon. I would rather be on the water in this area, so much more to do.

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Thank Angelo R
Tampa, Florida
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83 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

46 miles of trails that can promise you a thrill. Travel through many environments and be prepared for elevation changes! This is not "flat Florida" Make sure you carry water as these trails are dry. Call Dept of forestry to obtain permit prior to hiking as portions open to hunters in season - . 3 local campgrounds and a colony... More 

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