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Enjoyable hike with the family

We stopped here on our way home. It was a really pleasant hike through the woods. Not to strenuous... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2015
Greenville, Georgia
Awesome If You Don't Mind Exercise

I hiked the entire area, both trails (5-6 miles). It was great! You get to see a couple really... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2015
Luis C
Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed May 25, 2015

It's more of a nature-trail deal for plants, etc. as the karst sinkholes aren't spectacular. I'm a geologist, so found it mildly interested as a place to stretch my legs. This is Florida, so don't expect the geology to knock your socks off.

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank rollingstoneman
Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stopped here on our way home. It was a really pleasant hike through the woods. Not to strenuous. There were some cool sights and it was just an enjoyable time with the family. It is very scenic. But, if you are not an outdoors...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank sandraj406
Reviewed April 12, 2015

I hiked the entire area, both trails (5-6 miles). It was great! You get to see a couple really beautiful and interesting sinkholes filled with water, streams, swamps, a cave and countless other small sinkholes. The interpretive signs were informative and interesting. The trails are...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Luis C
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Loved our walk along the 2.5 mile Sinkhole Trail at Leon Sinks. Saw numerous Dry Sinkholes and Wet Sinkholes of wide variety. The interpretive material gave a good review of the Karst geology which dominates the region. Also liked the disappearing river! Nice picnic area...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank David D
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Walked through Leon Sinks Geological Area in May 2013 and enjoyed all the scenic and all magnolia trees. A very nice walk through wetland, forest and sinkholes, some very large and beautiful. The host kept the park nice and secure and was vey nice to...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank labmerling
Reviewed March 2, 2015

This USDA Geological Area has a $3.00 per car fee to enter the park and offers paved parking. There are bathrooms before you enter the nature trails but none on the trails. The trails are awesome and take you deep into the forest. You learn...More

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank WanderlustingDuo
Reviewed February 21, 2015

Really nice trail the winds around through the woods with a couple different side trails to explore. Beautiful and unique woodland/swamp views.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Peter H
Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went New Year's Day. Figured there would be lots of people, but it was very pleasantly quiet (we went early). Loved the sinks, and that they were each labelled. The host at the entrance was a nice guy. Had a lovely picnic on the...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank PitaLem
Reviewed December 6, 2014

We loved the hike around to all the sinks. We were most impressed by the Big Dismal and Hammock sinks. Go to at least those. Easy enough trail but allow extra time to look around. Very few people there. Clean facilities and nice, welcoming host.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Maureen T
Reviewed November 16, 2014

An amazing fall spectacle. Such a nice walk, beautiful facility, well maintained. Check out article on Tallahassee Hikes before you go -

Date of experience: November 2014
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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.