Titusville . You’ll still see orange blazes here and there along the route, and also in our older photos and video. Check National Weather Service flood gauge. Look out for giant banana spiders thought all throughout the north west region. Sebastian. Withlacoochee State Forest. Side trails lead to the shelter and to a beach that serves as a water source and swimming hole. A Brief Background On The Juniper Creek Trail It's Springtime, and in Milton, Florida that translates to sunshine, low humidity and minimal amounts of flying insects - at least for the time being. Ebro. Check the FWC website for hunting season dates. A short hike in (6 miles) the Blackwater River State Forest on Juniper Creek Trail. Vero Beach. Within the first mile, more signage points out the changes in land management – you walk out of the state park and into the state forest – before the trail enters an extensive longleaf pine forest. Brandon. All times of year, expect at least a portion of your hike to be through recently burned forest. NORTHWEST FLORIDA Apalachicola. Clewiston. Photo by Steve Vidito. LaBelle. Miami. Mount Dora. Chipley. Disclosure: As authors and affiliates, we receive earnings when you buy these through our links. Ocklawaha. $24.95 + tax and shipping. Blackwater River State Forest. Ocean to Lake Greenway. Hardcover, 196 pages. The Juniper Springs canoe run is a nationally recognized attraction. It’s especially wet in the first few miles just north of where you begin the trail at the Blackwater Picnic Area up through the crossing at Indian Ford Road. Wow..the Juniper Run from Juniper Springs to the Rte. Frequent prescribed burns are used for forest management throughout Blackwater River State Forest. Big Cypress Seminole Reservation. A short hike in (6 miles) the Blackwater River State Forest on Juniper Creek Trail. The trail is 8.8 miles long and is a segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail. It is one of my favorite trails and I will definitely be hiking this again. It’s less than a half mile up to trail’s end at Red Rock Road, a paved road. Dunnellon. The Juniper Creek Trail, located at Juniper Springs Recreation Area is a fine short trail. It actually has ups and downs, hills and bluffs and the creek is nice. Across the road is a kiosk marking the start of the Jackson Red Ground Trail, the next segment of the Florida Trail northbound. Largo. This helps us provide public information on this website. 230 likes. Homestead. 19 bridge takeout is a 7-8 mile very technical paddle. Crawfordville. Port St. Joe. Juniper Creek Nature Trail Watch this video on YouTube Surrounded by the dryness of the Big Scrub, the world’s largest scrub forest, Juniper Springs is a playground of hydrological wonders, the center of a jungle-like oasis of riotous growth. Since the trails of Blackwater River State Forest were established before they received National Scenic Trail designation as part of the Florida Trail, all of them retain their old names. Keystone Heights. Basinger. The trail is easy but interesting for being located here in NW Florida. 7.3 miles. Overseas Heritage Trail. It also means that the local hiking crowd is frothing at the … Christmas. Mountain laurel accents the cliffs. Sebring. Baldwin. It is a dirt trail with a few small hill sections. Blountstown. Milton. Kenansville. Apalachicola National Forest. Fort Myers. For the northern trailhead, follow SR 191 north from US 90 through Milton towards Munson to the turnoff for Red Rock Picnic Area on Red Rock Road. It is a dirt trail with a few small hill sections. From I-10, take exit 31 to Hwy 87. Florida Trail, Blackwater  |  Blackwater River State Forest( 30.704369,-86.883247 )      7.3 miles. Sopchoppy. The trail there is a narrow, muddy path swarming with mosquito’s and looks like something out of a horror movie. Ellaville. 356 pages, $18.95 + tax and shipping. Hike Bike Paddle Camp Florida with authors Sandra Friend and John Keatley as your guides. Dade City. ... Take this road 8.5 miles to a junction at the Rockville School, where you will head left toward Succor Creek. South Bay, SOUTHEAST FLORIDA Big Pine Key. Green Cove Springs. 7.3 miles. Juniper Creek Trail June 23, 2016 June 30, 2018 5 years ago Tony beach alternative, Big Juniper Creek, Blackwater State Forest, Juniper Creek camping, Juniper Creek Trail. Yeehaw Junction, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Bradenton . Osceola National Forest. Biscayne Bay. The Waterway Paddle this historic stream beginning at Red Rock Bridge, believed to be the location where Andrew Jackson and his forces crossed the river during the First Seminole War. Micanopy. Juniper Creek has gentle curves, some small bluffs, and shallow, gold-tinted waters. Williston, MULTI-REGION Big Cypress Swamp. One of the most beautiful segments of the Florida Trail statewide, Juniper Creek makes an easy day hike between two cars placed at both ends, since access is via paved roads. Cloud. Travel a little over 11 miles and turn right onto Red Rock Road. Dunedin. The comprehensive mile-by-mile guidebook to planning section and thru-hikes along the entire length of the Florida Trail. Sanford. Port Mayaca. Lake Butler.Lake City. Canaveral National Seashore. Juniper Creek, Silver Springs: Address, Phone Number, Juniper Creek Reviews: 4/5 East Coast Greenway. Steinhatchee. For an out-and-back hike, starting from the northern end of this section is better: free parking, more interesting scenery not far along the hike. accumulate between editions of our guidebook. Crystal River. The creek is rife with deadfall, some overhanging just a few feet above the water. The trails at Blackwater River State Park offer access to scenic and secluded forests, wetlands and creeks. Blackwater River State Forest - Juniper Creek Trail. Fort Pierce. An overnight camp on an island in the creek and hiked back out the following morning. Bunnell. North of Indian Ford Creek, the trail spends much of its time on bluffs along the creek, with access to sandy beaches and a surprising panorama from deep red clay bluffs standing more than 65 feet tall above the creek at Red Rocks. Fernandina Beach. Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites. Juniper Creek Trail is part of the Florida Trail and is located in the Blackwater River State Forest in Milton, Florida. Withlacoochee State Trail. Venice, SOUTH FLORIDA Arcadia. Ponce De Leon. The Juniper Creek Trail is part of the Florida Trail, which is a National Trail that runs from the west end of the Panhandle down to South Florida. Biscayne National Park. 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