Little Shoals Tract visitors may enjoy biking, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads and designated trails.
Biking at Little Shoals and Falling Creek
Beast of Burden Trail– The trail is on Little Shoals and Falling Creek tracts. The 7-mile intermediate trail is not called the beast for nothing. It is a challenging single track trail which includes a wide variety of terrain marked with yellow blazes. The trail is divided into two loops the 5.5-mile front loop and a 1.5-mile Lollipop Loop that crosses Falling Creek onto the Falling Creek tract.
Hiking at Little Shoals and Falling Creek
The 3.5-mile hike from Little Shoals Trailhead to Bell Springs Trailhead meanders along the river passing through the Little Shoals tract. Upon leaving the Little Shoals Trailhead, the shoals are approximately one-hundred yards upriver. The trail is on top of a natural berm as it passes through scrubby oaks and saw palmetto before transitioning into mixed hardwoods and pines along one of the highest bluffs overlooking the river as you near Falling Creek. The trail descends a steep bank crossing the creek onto the Falling Creek tract. It wanders 2.5 miles along the river through scrubby oaks, saw palmetto, pines into a mixed hardwood forest before reaching the Bell Springs Trailhead.
From Little Shoals Trailhead, hikers can travel 1.5 miles to the Suwannee River Wayside Park Trailhead. This trail follows the Suwannee River from Little Shoals Trailhead to the US 41 bridge. Hikers will need to cross the US 41 bridge and turn left into the Suwannee River Wayside Park Trailhead.
Little Shoals tract from White Springs:
Travel south on US 41, cross the Suwannee River and turn left on NW Egypt Terrace; the entrance sign is on the left.
Little Shoals – 400 acres