Barrier Island Beach Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Rosa Beach, FL that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
Easy hike through dunes and pines to the beach This is an easy walk along a well maintained trail. The trail starts at the beach parking area and continues along Western Lake. After starting in the dunes the path enters a maritime scrub community with excellent examples of salt pruning. The trail includes many raised boardwalks to keep hikers feet dry while venturing through the pine flatwoods. The trail terminates on a boardwalk leading to the Gulf shore, beautiful emerald waters, and white sand beach.
Nice easy trail in the state park. Beautiful beach. Interesting trail. Could not finish because a low spot was too muddy and we were not prepared.
The Barrier Dune Nature Trail was a pleasant trail that was easy to take along my children, who are 8 and 10 years old. It is scenic and allows one to see the sea-shore dune habitat. We hiked the trail in October. There were wild flowers and many butterflies. We also saw a pelican. Part of the trail was flooded. For someone visiting on a short vacation at a nearby resort, this trail was good to see some of the local habitat. The trail is easy, but sandy that is not strenuous.