Unfortunately, due to the heavy rains this summer, the Hinson Park is closed due to flooding and we have been forced to relocate the Fall Hike. Hopefully, we can reschedule the Hinson Hike in the spring!

Our new destination will be the PCB Conservation Park. This is a wonderful facility with over 22 miles of hiking and biking available, not that we will be hiking 22 miles! What the conservation park also offers is a wide variety of distances to choose from in the park. This will allow us to offer a hiking experience to many different skill levels. They have paths that run 1 mile on up, so we encourage anyone interested to come out and join us! We’ll still have our “bring your own” picnic for any and all to join after the hike.

You can plan to meet us at the UU at 7:15am and we can carpool out to the park or meet us at the Park around 8am. The entrance to the park is located off Back Beach Rd. approx. 1 mile west of Hwy 79. Just past the LaQuinta Inn, you’ll see Griffin Blvd., the entrance to the Industrial Park. Take a right on Griffin Blvd and follow the road til it dead ends into the park. MAP

Contact Charissa Thacker for details:


This fall, our UU hike will take us to the new and beautiful Hinson Recreation Area,  just south of Marianna. Built in 2012 by the City of Marianna and our local Florida Trail Association chapter, the Hinson t600_22666631rack is a 4 mile loop trail with many connectors to accommodate different endurance levels. This trial is nestled along the Chipola River and surrounded by open Pecan orchards that you’ve just gotta seIMG_5073e!


The Trail even pass over the historic M&B Railroad line. Our goal will be to hike the whole 4mile outer loop, but shorter hikes are possible for those interested.

We’ll top off the day with a picnic that everyone can enjoy! Even if you don’t come to hike, join us afterwards for a UU family picnic in the country! We should be done with our hike around noon and it’s BYOB (bring your own basket). There are beautiful open fields for blankets or bring your camp tables and chairs.


Afterwards, take a dip in the river or bring your kayak and paddle up to The Ovens (small area of caves along the river just north of the trailhead)! This trip has it all!

We’ll meet at the UU at 7am and carpool/caravan up to the trail.  Be sure to sign up and if you have any questions please contact

Charissa Thacker: