Torreya State Park Backpacking Trip
December 7 @ 2:00 pm - December 10 @ 5:00 pm$75.00
Join us for an exciting backpacking trip to Torreya State Park. The Torreya Hiking Trail treats you to a billowing landscape of bluffs and ravines, rising to 300 feet above the Apalachicola River at Logan’s Bluff. The unusual landscape means unusual plant communities as well, including some of the rarest species in the state in the ravines. We’ll be climbing through hardwood hammocks, pine flatwoods, and down into floodplain forests. While hiking, we will be enjoying the scenic views across the Apalachicola River to the flatlands on the far side. We will hike past remains of Confederate earthwork gun batteries used to shell passing ships from the high bluffs and see rare plants such as the Ashe magnolia, the torreya (“stinking cedar”), and the Florida yew tree.
For this trip, we are offering a two night and a three night option. Two night option is Friday and Saturday night, three night option is Friday-Sunday night. See Trail Map
- Friday: Meet at the parking location and begin hike at 2:00pm. Hike approx. 3/4 mile and set up camp at Rock Creek Campsite.
- Saturday: Break camp, Hike approx 4 miles and set up camp at Torreya Challenge Campsite (bathroom nearby).
- Sunday: Break Camp, Hike approx 7 miles and set up camp at Rock Bluff Campsite (bathroom nearby) (Two night option exits to parking area at 4 Mile mark)
- Monday: Break Camp, Hike approx 2 miles back to parking area and head home.
Please note: Throughout this trip the group will be traveling on back-country trails that have some uneven terrain and narrow paths. We will also be camping in primitive campsites with NO ELECTRIC, WATER OR BATHROOMS. All items must be carried in and carried out. See suggested gear list.
Transportation is included from the Tampa area.
You must sign up for this event in advance and bring the ticket that is emailed upon registration. You will also receive an email with additional information as the trip gets closer.
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*Hike It Florida is not affiliated with an National, State or County park system.