Meet at 9:00 am at the Bear Creek Educational Center south of Quincy (directions below) for a 5-mile hike on the Bear Creek and Ravine Trails. Terrain is hilly. Entrance fee is $2.00 per vehicle. Leader: Barry Haber (850) 284-5615.
We are trying to find moring hikers for 5 mile hikes. Have any questions or suggestions please contact hike leader.
Bear Creek Educational Forest is a 492-acre tract of Lake Talquin State Forest. If you think Florida doesn’t have steep trails, this trail system will dispel the myth. It is notable for clinging to the edges of a rather large and lengthy steephead ravine, following the topographical contours nicely. You’ll have to put on the brakes on quite a few of the hills.
The hike is moderately strenuous, with steep inclines and narrow footing in some areas. A ½ mile spur of the Bear Creek trail connects Pittman Dam to the top of the ravine.
Directions from Tallahassee
From I-10: take exit 181, Quincy, drive south 4.5 miles on SR 267 to the entrance of the Bear Creek Tract on the left.
From SR 20: pass the Bloxham Cutoff near the Jackson Bluff Dam and continue to where SR 267 heads north. Turn right and drive north 7.5 miles, passing through Wetumpka, to the Bear Creek Educational Forest entrance on the right.