The Big Oak Trail is a difficult hike in Suwannee River State Park near Tallahassee, Florida. This hike is kid friendly and dog friendly, however your furry kids must be on leash. This trail may be a bit much for hikers with small children. When hiking Suwannee River State Park, make sure to bring your camera and a pair of binoculars. The park is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail and offers ample opportunities for bird watchers. This trail can be done in a long day hike, but backcountry camping is also available. This trail takes hikers through thick forest with plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. There is a campground in Suwannee River State Park.
Along the way make sure to take the short spur trail which leads to the historic ruins of a former governor’s plantation. In 1818 Andrew Jackson lead American forces through this area searching for Indian strongholds, believed responsible for raiding settlers.
Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Suwannee River State Park 3631 201st Path Live Oak, Florida 32060