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Juniper Creek Trail

Juniper Creek hiking trail, located in Blackwater State Forest, is a nice trail that follows along the Juniper Creek. The trail is 8.8 miles long and is a segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail.

View from the trail of Juniper Creek

We’ve hiked the northern section of trail multiple times. It’s a beautiful, well-marked trail and while hiking it you’ll enjoy a pine and hardwood forest. The northern section is lush with Magnolia trees that line the banks of the creek. In the spring, many shrubs and small trees will bloom.

There’s a beautiful overlook near the beginning of the trail overlooking the creek. The view is stunning.

Looking down from the cliff

A Look At Juniper Creek Trail

Enjoy a short video and some pics of sights you’ll see along the trail!

Directions to Juniper Creek Trail

To access the southern section of the trail take I-10 to exit 31 (Highway 87). Go north to Hwy 90 and take a right. Go 7 miles and take a left onto Deaton Bridge Road. Follow that road to Blackwater State Park.

To access the northern section continue on Deaton Bridge Road to a four-way stop. Take a left on Indian Ford Road. Take Indian Ford Road to Pleasant Home Road and take a right. Follow Pleasant Home Road to Red Rock Road where you will take a left. Park at the parking area at the first bridge which is Juniper Creek. The trail crosses Red Rock Road .3 miles to the east.

Juniper Creek Trail in Holt, FL

Photos of Juniper Creek Trail


  1. This is one of my favorite trails in the area, especially the section along the red clay bluffs near Red Rock. It’s also great for overnight hikers and has a shelter about midway through.

    • Beverly, it is a nice trail. We were surprised by the bluffs. We want to also ride the Red Rock Mountain Bike Trail pretty soon. Didn’t realize it was there.