Let's go hiking on the Florida Trail at Juniper Springs!
This trail is very special and unique. We will make stops at Whispering Creek and Whiskey Creek. We will also stop at Hidden Pond (it's a wonderful swimming area) and then turn around and head back to Juniper Springs.
You might want to bring the following items with you on this trail: sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, hat, water, snacks, some money, comfortable shoes/sneakers, camera, and binoculars.
Description of the trail: This trail is mostly sunny with a couple of small slopes.
Length of Trail: 12 miles round trip. This is definitely our most challenging trail! For those that would like a shorter trail, it's about 5 miles round-trip to Whispering Creek and back.
Admission Fee: $6.50 per person
Important Note: This park has clean restrooms and a concession stand; however, it is located in a remote area of the Ocala National Forest. There's a Winn-Dixie, Subway, and Kangaroo at Forest Corners (SR 40 & CR 314A). This is the last shopping area on E Silver Springs Blvd before you come to Juniper Springs. I highly recommend buying gas, food, and water here before venturing out further on SR 40.
Carpooling: Let's meet at the Winn-Dixie Forest Corners shopping center on SR 40 & CR 314A at 9:15. We'll carpool to Juniper Springs.