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Great, easy hike

The main hike can be a bit long for beginners (I think it pushed about 3 miles) but it's a great... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
Tallahassee, Florida
Hike, see nature, enjoy outdoors!

Easy to find off 319 near Crawfordville, $3 fee, nice parking, clean restrooms. Easy to read... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
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Apalachicola National Forest, Tallahassee, FL 32305
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

The main hike can be a bit long for beginners (I think it pushed about 3 miles) but it's a great way to spend a few hours. The trails are pretty well maintained but there were two areas that were closed due to needed maintenance...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amberzo
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Easy to find off 319 near Crawfordville, $3 fee, nice parking, clean restrooms. Easy to read trails, most are flat, small hills when u hike the path down to some of the sinks. Becareful on boardwalk area, one had broken boards, holes in floor, missing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I traveled to Leon Sinks Geological Area within Apalachicola National Forest to do some hiking. We have hiked most of the trails in the area. The Sink Trail is a 3 mile loop trail which travels through the woods and by many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William W
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Easy hiking to multiple swamps and sinkholes. Wasn’t crowded at all with plenty of parking. $3 parking fee. Nice bathroom amenities at the trailhead.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fitlifepursuits
Reviewed July 9, 2018

When I was a teenager we swam in all these sinkholes. I have grandkids now and wish they could too. We would drive straight up to the holes and TRY to find a parking spot on a hot Summer Sunday afternoon and all our friends...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank nethoover
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Leon Sinks Geological Area is a recreation area in Apalachicola National Forest just a few miles south of Tallahassee. Parking is right off US-319 between Tallahassee and Crawfordville. There is a day use fee payable at a self-serve kiosk, so bring exact change. About 5...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

The hike was easy to do with young kids. I wouldn't say it is an amazing sight to see once you get there but it's a nice thing to do on a free day.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank travelchic24
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a great day at Leon Sinks. Cub scouts needed to go complete a 3 mile hike. We started at the parking area which was really nice with picnic tables and bathroom. We then walked the trail. It was around 3.7 miles.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank micahkimler
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Spent about 2 hours hiking around this very interesting area. We viewed about 10 sink holes but Big Dismal was the most dramatic and well worth the hike (about 2 miles in) There are dry and wet sink holes. The whole trail is approximately 4...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KayHRS
Reviewed July 13, 2017

This is a nice walk in the woods, but if its summertime make sure to bring lots of water, the trail gets very hot.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jeff T
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April 6, 2015|
Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
We just walked it this past weekend (April 4) and didn't notice any spiders.
Jessica W
March 23, 2015|
Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
No, swimming is prohibited. I didn't make it to every sinkhole but the ones I saw were black with the water flowing out underground. Unsafe and unsanitary, at least the ones I saw.
January 9, 2015|
Response from PitaLem | Reviewed this property |
No couch. No bed. It's a natural park, daylight only. Can't even sleep overnight, with or without a tent or RV.