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Blackwater Heritage State Trail (Military Heritage Trail) - The western-most rail trail in Florida. Rural, trail is only lightly shaded. There are no water or refreshments other than at Milton so be sure to bring plenty of water. (Reported: Oct. 2012)

End Points: Milton to Whiting Field Naval Air Station
Mileage: 8.5 miles. Connects to the U.S. Navy's Military Trail, 2.2 miles, at Whiting Field Naval Air Station.
Surface: Asphalt, 12'; equestrian unpaved trail parallels a portion of the paved trail.
Location: Milton (Santa Rosa County) (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Blackwater River State Park
More information:
- Florida State Trails - Blackwater Heritage Trail


Blountstown Greenway Bike Path - The path follows the route of the former Marianna and Blountstown (M&B) Railroad, a train exhibit is along the trail in downtown Blountstown. The pleasant, well-shaded trail crosses several streets, but traffic is light and crossings are well marked. An underpass at busy route 20 is a plus. Benches and fitness stations are located along the trail, Neal Landing on the Apalachicola River is a great picnic spot. (Reported: May 2013)

End Points: Sam Atkins Park to Neal Landing along the Apalachicola River, a spur path runs north to CR 17 and 11th Street. A portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail runs along the Greenway path.
Mileage: 4 miles
Surface: Asphalt
Location: Blountstown (Calhoun County) (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
More information:
- Rails to Trails Conservancy - Blountstown Greenway Bike Path


Loggerhead Run Bike Trail - Eight-mile trail on Cape San Blas that runs from St. Joseph Peninsula State Park to Salinas Park along Hwy 30E (Cape San Blas Road). Access to parks and beach, food; between Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. No shade. (Reported: May 2016)

End Points: Salinas Park to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Cape San Blas
Mileage: 8 miles
Surface: Asphalt
Location: Gulf County (See map )
Nearby points of interest:
Apalachicola, Port St. Joe
Support and Advocacy: Friends of St. Joseph State Parks
More Information:
- Gulf County Trails
- Florida State Parks - St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

Bike Shops/Rentals:
-
Happy Ours Kayak and Bike Outpost


St. George Island Bike Path - St. George Island is a 22 mile long barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and Apalachicola Bay. The 6-mile paved trail runs along Gulf Blvd. from W. 12th Street to the entrance to St. George Island State Park. The trail provides easy access to the island's famous beaches. Unshaded.
St. George Island State Park
has parking, restrooms, playground, beaches, two boat/kayak launches, fishing, hiking, camping... and some spectacular sand dune "mountains." An additional 9 miles of biking is available - the last 5 miles is in a sensitive environmental area, get a permit from the ranger station. (Reported: May 2016)

End Points: West 12th Street to St. George Island State Park; parking at St. George Island Lighthouse
Mileage: 6 miles
Surface: Asphalt, concrete
Location: Franklin County (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Apalachicola, St. George Island Lighthouse
More Information:
- St. George Island Visitor Center
- Florida State Parks - St. George Island State Park

Bike Shops/Rentals:
-
Jolly Roger Beach Shop
- Island Adventures


Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail - On the bed of Florida's first chartered rail line, this is also the oldest rail-trail in Florida, having opened in 1988. Trail runs 16 miles between St. Mark's and Tallahasee, plus a 4.5 mile link into downtown Tallahassee. We found the 7 miles from St. Mark's to Wakulla Trailhead most pleasant - off-road and shaded. In St. Mark's, ride to the San Marcos de Apalache Historic Site. Bike or drive to the St. Mark's Lighthouse (about 12 miles) in St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge. (Reported: May 2012)

End Points: Tallahassee (SR262 & SR363) to end of SR363 at St. Marks River.
Mileage: 20 miles
Surface: Asphalt, 8-12'
Location: Leon and Wakulla Counties (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Florida State University, St. Marks Lighthouse, Apalachicola National Forest, Fort San Marcos
Support and Advocacy: Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge
More Information:
- Florida State Parks - Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail


Timpoochee Trail - Trail follows the length of CR30A southeast of Fort Walton Beach along the Gulf of Mexico, through South Walton County beach communities, near several state parks, with beach access and views of sand dunes and dune lakes. (Reported: May 2012)

End Points: CR30A, Dune Allen Beach to Inlet Beach
Mileage: 19 miles
Surface: Asphalt, 8'-12'
Location: Walton County (See map )
Nearby points of interest: Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Eden Gardens State Park, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
More Information:
- Visit South Walton-Timpoochee Trail



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