Cancelled: Hike Camp Branch to Suwannee Springs 2024-02-03.
Join veteran Florida Trail hiker Randy Madison
for a winter hike along creeks and over a historic bridge to Suwannee Springs on the Suwannee River near Live Oak, Florida.
Meet and park at Suwannee Springs and Randy will lead a small caravan to the trailhead.
This hike will take us down beautiful Camp Branch, also know as
Disappearing Creek. Disappearing Creek tumbles down a narrow canyon and
disappears into a 15 foot high limestone rock wall before resurfacing and
then going under ground again to resurface finally just before emptying
into the Suwannee River.
After the descent of Camp Branch and a break at Disappearing Creek,
we’ll head down the Suwannee on the Florida Trail to cross Crooked Branch,
accend the Greasy Gully to summit Devils Mt, elevation 137ft, then follow
the River passing through a scenic area with the hike ambling along the
edge of some open cliffs, then a couple nice sandbars before coming in
to the Graffiti Bridge, old 129.
We’ll take the blue trail from the Graffiti Bridge back to the Suwannee
Springs ruins and our cars. Bring lunch, plenty of water, bug spray and
appropriate clothing for the outing.
The hike down Camp Branch is through open forest and can be strenuous,
so if you’re not up to uneven terrain and a little bush whacking this may
not be a hike for you.
When: Gather 9 AM, launch 9:15 AM, end 4 PM, Saturday, February 3, 2024
Meet and Take Out Here: Suwannee Springs, 3243 91st Dr., Live Oak, FL 32060
GPS: 30.394478, -82.934538
Camp Branch and Suwannee Springs
the WWALS map of the Suwannee River Water Trail.