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Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. The beach provides an idyllic setting for swimming, sunbathing and surf fishing and is the backdrop for golden sunrises and silver moonlit evenings. The nearly 2,000-acre park features a boat ramp that provides access to the lake's brackish waters for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Visitors can paddle a canoe or kayak on scenic Western Lake to get a closer look at a salt marsh ecosystem. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods. Options for overnight stays include modern cabins and a full-facility campground.

mountain biking
3 months ago

I just completed this trail about 40 miles roundtrip. It is paved all the way. The scenry along highway 30-A is really awesome. When you ride through those small communiteis like seaside and others.. you will see a lot of traffic on the path of walkers and bikers.. so you will have to take it slow through those places.

Also, pay attention to the signs, because in several places you will have to cross the road to pick up the trail.. but they do a very good job of posting mile markers and signs along the way.

Ummmm. This is a sidewalk along a road. Yes beautiful ocean views and manicured neighborhoods. Admittedly I only did 2 miles because.... it is a sidewalk

road biking
3 months ago

Great views of the ocean the majority of the way. Well manicured trail. Do the full pull to Panama City Beach if you have a morning to kill.

A bike path you will never forget. Beautiful scenery

Great trail

7 months ago

Note: Trailhead has been moved east about 1/4 mile. The new starting point adds about 1.5 miles to the entire loop. My Garmin Vivoactive recorded right at 6.0 miles start to finish. Beautiful trail with minimal elevation.

This is one of my favorite places close to home. It's very peaceful and the views are gorgeous. The rangers are so friendly and helpful. It's a very short trail, but the powdery white sand and palmetto groves are hard to resist! If you enjoy barefoot hikes, you will love this one.

Flatwoods trail is a nice easy hike with beautiful scenery and little incline. The shady, flat trail makes this a nice jaunt for less experienced hikers. They sell water at the park entrance but then its sparse. $2 fee to use this trail.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Very lovely this time of the year. Nice and flat for people who are more interested in a good nature walk than an intense hike, but lots of pretty stuff to see along the way. The lake is gorgeous. Lots of shady places, but definitely don't forget the sunscreen.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Road Flatwoods trail from 30A to 395. Very nice scenery half trail half road. Trail was good wide easy ride roads were sand pits from ****. Good work out and torture for my 12 yr old. Rewarded in Seaside with a pit stop

Thursday, August 18, 2016

My favorite place for the beach

Monday, August 01, 2016

Its a flat, wooded forest that isn't really maintained, but gets use from walkers, bikes, horses and vehicles. Still its a nice loop to make close to town and the campground.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Nice trail, but a little confusing as you cross trails a few times and all are blue!

on Flatwoods Trail

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Well maintained, flat, sandy and easy.

Saw a few people while hiking, snowbirds with their dogs mostly. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.

it's located in Grayton Beach across 30A (on the North side) from the State Park.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A friend and I hiked part of this trail earlier this week. The trails were nice, the bugs were minimal (for early August in Florida), and there was nice tree cover in most places. We came across one small snake but other than that, saw no wildlife. I would definitely do it again!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

This is a great little loop. Boardwalks and sand trails. We saw some snakes.

mountain biking
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Get to the lake loop for a nice picnic spot on the lake!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Flat beach trail through pine forest.
Rangers say to look out for cottonmouths and rattlers. Didn't see any when I went.

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