Leon Sinks Geological Area, Tallahassee

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  • Spent about 2 hours hiking around this very interesting area. We viewed about 10 sink holes but Big Dismal was the most dramatic and well worth the hike (about 2 miles in) There are dry and wet sink h...  more »
  • This is a nice walk in the woods, but if its summertime make sure to bring lots of water, the trail gets very hot.  more »
  • This was a beautiful trail with wonderful sites. We were chased out by mosquitos and other bugs which is expected but it was pretty crazy and even with a whole bottle of bug spray, we couldn't enjoy o...  more »
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  • This was a pretty nice hike! I suggest sticking to the sinks and staying away from the swamps. The swamps are totally underwhelming and not worth your time unless you're just looking for a long walk in a slightly wooded area. The sinks, on the other hand, have some nice distinguishing features to them, and the whole hike can be done at a nice leisurely pace in less than two hours. Definitely recommend the sinks.
  • Great hike, well maintained trail with benches. About a 3 mile loop if you just go to see the sinkholes, but there is an additional 1.7 mile hike that follows a stream and swamp areas that is well worth the extra distance.
  • 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. 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. 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. Overall, a great place to hike and learn about the fascinating geology of the area.
  • We walked what we thought was .5 miles and returned an hour to find out that my pregnant ass just took my boyfriend on a 5 mile walk on his birthday. Signs are very unclear. Do not recommend.
  • Very easy to get lost after dark so watch the light! ;) LOTS of different trails. Many different signs for different sinks with walkways to check out the ones with water. No swimming allowed. Leashed pets welcome. Restrooms available in main parking lot. Parking lot is quite large.
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