The Gorgeous 1.7-Mile Hike In Florida's Gilchrist Blue Springs That Will Lead You Past 5 Natural Spring Pools
By Marisa Roman|Published February 11, 2021
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
Sometimes the best way to see the natural springs throughout Florida is not by swimming in them, but by hiking around them! The Ruth B. Kirby Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park is the newest state park and perhaps one of the most spectacular. Open 365 days from 8 a.m. to sundown, visitors can enter the park and spend the day swimming and hiking through nature. If you’re really looking for an epic hike, then we recommend the Gilchrist Blue Springs Loop, which will take you past all five natural spring pools in the park! Sounds pretty dreamy to us…
Have you ever hiked the Gilchrist Blue Springs Loop in Florida before? Share with us your experience in the comments section! Or if you’re looking for more information about this state park and the hiking trails, check out the Florida State Park’s website.
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