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This Ravine Walk In Florida Will Make Your Stomach Drop

Some people think there are no hills in Florida, but the natural landscape at Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka shows that’s not true. Actually, this park is full of delightful surprises.

The two natural ravines in the park slope down at 45-degree angles, reaching depths of 120 feet. Unlike many similar landscapes in Florida, these ravines were not formed by mining or other man-made means. They have had their shape for over 1,000 years. Though the ravines are natural and ancient, other unique features of the park are man-made. These impressive structures were built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration.

The structures include two suspension bridges, walkways, trails and a fountain. If hiking the steep ravine is too difficult, you can drive the scenic loop through the park, where there are plenty of places to stop and take photos on the scenic overlooks. The workers also planted thousands of azaleas that make visiting the park in springtime a special treat, as the park comes alive with color. Check out some photos of the Ravine Gardens State Park below:

Ravine Gardens State Park: 1600 Twigg Street, Palatka, Florida, 32177. Phone: 386-329-3721.

Have you ever visited Ravine Gardens? What’s your favorite state park in Florida?

Victoria W
Victoria is a staff writer for OIYS.