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Florida - Bell Springs Trailhead to Big Shoals

This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Whitney Jones! The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

Trail Rating: This is a green hike on the GWH scale
Bell Springs Trailhead to Big Shoals on the Florida Trail
Event Date: July 28th
Time: 8:00 AM EST
Distance: Roughly 6 Miles there and back
Dogs: Yes
Men: No
Children: No

Permits/Passes: Eventbrite required.

Password: GWHFL

The Florida Trail Association recently opened a new trail between Big Shoals and Bell Springs Trailhead that eliminated 5 miles of road walk and opened 3 miles of new trail along the Suwannee River. This trail will take us along the scenic view overlooking Big Shoals, the only class III rapids in Florida. 

We’ll be meeting at Bell Springs Trailhead. No fee is required. Keep in mind that is a new trail so information at the Florida Hikes! link is not the most up to date. However, I added it since it is part of the trail that we will be doing and still contains good information about parts of the trail.

For more trail information please visit: and 

Trailhead Directions:,-82.6899917,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6a6b863e99420870!8m2!3d30.3303988!4d-82.6899917

This hike is open to all skill levels, but be prepared with lot of water, snacks, bug spray, and sunblock, as we all know Florida gets hot and buggy in July!

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!