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Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

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Ravines and Bluffs in Florida!

The Garden of Eden Trail winds through The Nature Conservancy's Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nature hike.

Absolutely wonderful hike. It can be strenuous under certain weather conditions. We have hiked... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2017
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Apr 12, 2018
“Ravines and Bluffs in Florida!”
Jun 12, 2017
“Nature hike.”
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

The Garden of Eden Trail winds through The Nature Conservancy's Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve making a 3.75 mile lollipop. With some steep descents into the ravines and equally steep climbs back up, it is one of the most strenuous trails in Florida. And one...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful hike. It can be strenuous under certain weather conditions. We have hiked there several time. I would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jeb45
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Once you get into the woods, this is a pretty tough trail, with plenty of tree roots and, as the sign at the trailhead tells you, a maximum grade of 63%. Though I have in the past scampered up and down Alps (one or two...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank ddunx
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Once a year we hike here. One of the best in the area. It is a short hike, of only 3+ miles in total, but strenuous. You cross crystal clear creeks on small wooden bridges down in Edenish glens, and rise back up to pine...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank rodney h
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Spent the last 2 days in Bristol, FL at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve adding to my Wildland Firefighter training tool box. This is a beautiful spot where a great deal of work has been done to restore the environment to its pre settlement condition....More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Sneaky007
Reviewed September 15, 2015

The first thing I must warn you is that the area around the parking and for the next mile or so is gopher tortoise habitat; so please watch were you park or where you step, and for no reason should you grab or disturb one....More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Pedro M
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited during my stay at Torreya State Park. The bluffs are amazing. You can shoot many gorgeous pictures here. Wildlife is beautiful. Night sky is beautiful. Fireflies buzz at night. So much to see.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank JackJameson
Reviewed November 6, 2014

For many central floridians getting the time to get to the mountains for hiking is a 3-4 day issue. Well I found the place for a 2 day getaway. You must visit this place. There's not another place in Florida like this. It offers trails...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Ken C
Reviewed March 1, 2014

This Preserve was the reason I drove down to the panhandle from Michigan. As an amateur Paleo-ecologist, this area interested me as an example of a non-glaciated ecosystem. The most interesting plant to me was the Pinus palustris, the Long leafed Pine.(very Pliocene!) It was...More

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Bill K
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Having hiked mostly on the coastal panhandle--where everything is flat--this was really a great surprise. It is definitely not flat. It has ravines that you go down into and then back up to the top. The forest is quite different as well. But the view...More

8  Thank Jane263
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