From Silver Springs, drive west 5 miles to the light at Nuby’s Corner, just east of the Ocklawaha River bridge. Turn north on CR 314 and continue 8.6 miles. Slow down as you pass CR 314-A and the side road to the FWC Youth Camp. Turn right onto FR 50, an unimproved road. Go uphill and make the right at the sign for Lake Eaton Trails. The parking area will be on the left.
The Lake Eaton Sinkhole Trail is closed for repairs until further notice. Thank you for your patience.
High in the sand pine/scrub oak forest is the Lake Eaton Sinkhole Trail, winding through palmetto and deer moss to a dry sinkhole about 80 feet deep and 450 feet wide. A choice of three different hiking routes lead to the rim of the sinkhole, where an observation deck allows you to take in the magnitude of this geological feature.