With high limestone banks and an arching canopy of live oaks, cypress and other trees, the Aucilla is as picturesque as it is wild. The river runs 75 miles to the Gulf of Mexico, but only about a third is navigable. This river has rapids and shoals that paddlers can find challenging, especially at low water. The river is not recommended for beginners. Because of its scenic nature, the Aucilla River is a Florida designated paddling trail.