Hiking & Biking

Nokuse Plantation


850-835-2457 | www.nokuse.org 13292 Co Hwy 3280, Bruce, FL 32455 The Nokuse Plantation is dedicated to preserving and conserving natural Federal and State Lands. This Northwest Florida destination includes a diverse variety of habitats like freshwater communities and wetlands. Bikers are sure to catch sight of some exotic wildlife when exploring the Nokuse Plantation.

Bay Loop


This trail is found on Choctawhatchee Bay in Freeport. The Bay Loop is a good choice for bikers and joggers alike. Explore history by getting some great sights of the Freeport shipyard. The Bay Loop trail explores pine forests and the creeks that flow over the land as well as the Choctawhatchee Bay area.

Eden Gardens State Park


850-267-8320 | www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/eden-gardens-state-park 181 Eden Gardens Road Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459 The land on which Eden Gardens State Park is located was in previous times the residence of the lumber baron William Henry Wesley. Those who make an outing to Eden Gardens State Park can not only enjoy exploring nature, but also history at the Wesley Mansion. The charming landscape includes manicured grounds with ancient oaks and flowers like camellias and azaleas.

Greenway Trails


Greenway Trails are not just for biking, but for hiking and jogging as well. The trays are found in the Town Center Government Education Complex in Santa Rosa Beach. Bikers are charmed with the timber bridges that span creeks that dot the wetlands terrain. Greenway Trails are wheelchair accessible, and there is a dog park nearby that makes this destination great for enjoying with canine companions.

Watersound Trail


850-213-5299 | www.watersound.com/lifestyle/area-amenities/explore-nature 530 Pathways Drive Watersound, FL 32461 This trails serves as a connection between the Conservation Park area and the Watersound Origins neighborhood that's found in Walton County. Watersound Trail stretches a total of five miles altogether. The trail makes for a fairly easy, slow paced ride that allows bikers to explore both nature and community in the area.

Alys Beach Nature Trail


850-213-5500 | www.alysbeach.com/amenities/nature-trail/#.W9dF93dFy-0 140 Charles Street Alys Beach, FL 32461 Take advantage of the peace and quiet of a secluded natural getaway at Alys Beach Nature Trail. This nature trail is found in the north of the Alys Beach area, and the trail explores 20 acres of land featuring attractions like an elevated boardwalk, cypress tress, wildflowers, and more. One of the most exotic things to see at Alys Beach Nature Trail is that pitcher plants. These carnivorous plants eat insects that suffer the misfortune of falling into their tubelike leaves.

Deer Lake State Park


850-267-8300 | www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/deer-lake-state-park 6350 E County Road 30-A Santa Rosa FL 32459 Also a coastal location, Deer Lake State Park is located along a dune lake where diverse flora and fauna proliferates. Check out the wildflowers growing along the shores of the coastal dune lake, and you'll spot some exotic bird life and butterflies. Like Grayton Beach State Park, Deer Lake State Park is also located along Scenic Highway 30A, and the trail can be found right at the main entrance to the park.

Point Washington State Forest


850-267-8325 | www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Point-Washington-State-Forest 5865 East U.S. Highway 98 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 There are many different bike trails that wind their way through Point Washington State Forest. Some options include Middle Trail, the Red Loop, the Orange Loop, and Longleaf Greenway Western Trail. All of these trails together showcase the beautiful 15,000 acres of state forest land that make up Point Washington State Forest.

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