Falling Waters State Park - Hiking
Falling Waters State Park contains many sinkholes, including the Falling Waters Sink, which features Florida's tallest waterfall. If you love waterfalls and you are not able to drive to the mountains, this is a great place to visit for a quick weekend trip.
The short hiking trails add up to a total of about one mile. With the out-and-back portion it can be approximately a mile and a half total.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This park has approximately one mile of hiking trails. However, there is over 100 feet of elevation gain and there are many stairs along the boardwalks, so it can be challenging for a hiker that is not used to hills.
Time To Complete
The average amount of time spent here is about 2 hours. However, with the lake and campground, it is possible to spend the night or an entire weekend here, enjoying the quiet and solitude.
The park is open year-round. The heat and insects can be intense during the summer but the lake offers relief from both after a steep hike. The waterfall ranges from a heavy stream to nearly dry, so you may call the park to find out how the waterfall is running before making the trip if you wish. The phone number is (850) 638-6130.
On Leash Only
Dogs are welcome on a 6-foot leash. They are allowed on the trails and in the campground.
The entrance fee is $4 for a single occupant vehicle and $5 for a vehicle with 2-8 people. An annual Florida State Parks pass is available for $60 for an individual or $120 for a family.