The Double Hammock Creek South Branch paddle trail takes you along a 5-1/2 mile round trip journey that may be challenging for novice paddlers. You will paddle through open Gulf waters and through narrow winding streams, and you might encounter strong tidal currents.
If you plan to complete the entire trail as shown, timing your trip will be essential. Some parts of the trail require a moderately high tide of about 2 feet for passage. Consult a tide table and plan to launch on a rising tide. If the tide has already crested, you are too late to launch.
Another consideration for this trip is the wind. Part of your trip will be through open Gulf waters. So if the wind is blowing more than 10 mpg, plan to get wet. If the wind is from the east, a windy day is probably okay since you will be hugging the shoreline. But even then, you could encounter whitecaps at the wide mouth of Salt Springs Run.
Hidden along Double Hammock Creek is a series of 18 geocaches. See HERE for more information.