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

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Claudettetravels
North Florida Gem

My wife and I traveled to Leon Sinks Geological Area within Apalachicola National Forest to do some... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
William W
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Tallahassee, Florida
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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 step. Boardwalk across swam closed, water was at the boardwalk. Very nice hike w lots of nature. Only negative was the constant buzz of planes, helicopters flying overhead, must be on airport flight plan. Sinks are beautiful, whirlpools in streams!

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 wet and dry sinks. Numerous spur trails along the main trail lead to overlooks, boardwalks, and hidden sinks. There are many interpretive boards which detail the geology, flora, and fauna in each area. Big Dismal Sink was the deepest and most impressive sink. The sink at Natural Bridge featured a rotating pool of water where Fisher Creek briefly dips underground before bubbling up on the other side. The variety of geological formations in such a small area was impressive! I strongly recommend visiting Leon Sinks!

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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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 would already be there swimming. I have such great memories going around to all the holes swimming. Cherokee was my favorite! I gave it a 3 on the review. If I could jump in and swim it would be a 5!

Date of experience: August 2017
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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 miles of hiking trails lead throughout the area past sinkholes, swamps and caves. The area is very flat and so the hiking is easy. The Sinkhole Trail leads past a dozen or so sinkholes. There are both wet and dry sinkholes here. The wet sinkholes are deeper, reaching the water table and filling with groundwater. For safety, swimming in the sinkholes is prohibited. Cave divers have explored the underwater caves, mapping 28 miles. The caves connect to Wakulla Springs forming one of the known largest underwater cave systems in the world. Hammock Sink was my favorite as it was filled with beautiful aquamarine water. Big Dismal is the largest of the sinkholes and Gopher Hole is more of a cave than a sinkhole. Gum Swamp Trail leads past several swamps with cypress and tupelo gum trees in the southern part of the recreation area. Crossover Trail bisects the two to shorten the loop. Overall, a great place for an easy hike and learn about the fascinating geology of the area.

Date of experience: March 2018
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