Exploring Florida's Adventure Coast
A Florida Hikes Regional Guide
Centered on Brooksville, Florida’s Adventure Coast is a big region with an outstanding amount of hiking, paddling, and bicycling opportunities. The Florida Trail follows the Withlacoochee River for a long stretch through Withlacoochee State Forest, with both lengthy linear sections and loop trails suitable for backpacking in both the Richloam and Croom Tracts. The trail has connectivity through Perry Oldenberg WEA and Chinsegut WEA north towards Inverness as well as south through Richloam towards Dade City. Campers will appreciate being able to choose between nicely developed sites or primitive sites in the state forest.
Three major bike paths – the state-spanning Coast to Coast Trail, the Suncoast Trail, and the Withlacoochee State Trail – all cross Brooksville. Along the coast, Chassahowitzka WMA and neighboring public lands provide thousands of acres of wildlife habitat crisscrossed with hiking and biking trails.
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Biking, paddling, and even a bit of hiking were in the plans as we explored Florida’s Adventure Coast – Hernando County – for activities we could enjoy during warm weather.
A morning of exploration allowed us to experience the not-quite-open-yet Good Neighbor Trail and its historic context during our visit to Brooksville this September.
Our very favorite destinations along Florida’s Adventure Coast.