Leon Sinks Geological Area - Member Hike

Hike Name: Leon Sinks Geological Area
Country: United States
State: Florida
Nearby Town: Tallahasse, FL, Crawfordville, FL
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From Tallahassee (downtown): Head south on Monroe Street. Turn right on Gaile Ave (First traffic light just past Leon County Fair Grounds). Turn left on Crawfordville Highway (Route 61). Continue south on Crawfordville Highway, which turns into US 319. Leon Sinks will be on your right off of Crawfordville Highway (US 319) approximately 5.5 miles from Capital Circle SE (the truck route).

From Crawfordville: Head North on Crawfordville Highway (US 319). Leon Sinks will be on your left just as you enter Leon County.
Total Hike Distance: 5.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Parking Lot
Trails Used: Sinkhole trail- 3.1 Miles marked by a blue blaze

Gumswamp trail- 2.3 Miles marked by a green blaze
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Wakulla Ranger District
USDA Forest Service
57 Taff Drive
Crawfordville, Fl 32327-2138
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Easy hike through Florida's famous karst topography. The trail is pock marked with wet and dry sink holes, as well as a natural bridge and a disappearing stream along the Sinkhole Trail. The Gumswamp Trail meanders through the Black Gum Swamp that can be dry during periods of little rain. Great area for a quick 2-3hr day hike.




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