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Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Marianna, Florida that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 9 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

River

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

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Getting There

The Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail is a 0.5 mile nature trail following a historic road first used by the Spanish in 1686. This trail has its own ghost. The Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail gives the hiker a chance to explore a Florida Floodplain Swamp and the upper Chipola River. Being in a floodplain, the area is subject to flooding and one should call Jackson County Parks Department at: (850) 718-0437. If you are lucky, you may see a wild hog or alligator. Make sure you bring bug spray.

An information kiosk and parking area are located at the trailhead.

Jackson County Parks Department at: (850) 718-0437

From Greenwood, Florida take C.R. 162 (Jacob Road) west, a parking area is located 2.7 miles west of Old US Road and just west the Chipola River.

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Paul Scott Reed
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Hiking

Easy little hike. Probably won’t go back for seconds.

Nathan Willard
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HikingBlowdownBridge out
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Elayna Gibson
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HikingBlowdownBridge outMuddyWashed out

Walked down a little and the foot bridge has been wiped out and the water was too deep to cross with my 2 dogs. Tried going to the left but there was too many trees and brush to go around. Didn’t get to see the bridge...not much scenery besides downed trees from hurricane. Will have to come back later I guess!

Brooke Walsingham
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HikingBridge outWashed out

We visited This is a great trail on April 8, 2020. The footbridge is washed out (see picture), so we did not actually make it to the historical bridge. We did see lots of great wild flowers.

Brandon Hand
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Was not able to make it to the bridge. The first foot bridge we came too was collapsed and underwater. Not sure where some of the people on here were able to cross.

Lizzie Nokes
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Hiking

They’ve done a great job clearing the path. My medium sized dog had no issues walking with me. The distraction from the hurricane at the sides of the path is so sad. The bridge was cool and there are historical signs posted there to read. There are a couple of trail heads but the one to the bridge is the very far right of the parking area. Good little walk.

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Ben Whitten
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Storm debris have been cleared off the trail

Anna Hall
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HikingBlowdownOver grownScramble

Attempted the trail July 2019 and didn’t reach the bridge. The trail is overgrown with lots of debris along the way; can’t tell where the trail is in many spots so we had to turn back. Until the trail is cleared and cleaned up, I’d recommend avoiding this hike.

Jason Franklin
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BlowdownMuddyOff trail

Fallen trees from hurricane winds cover path. You don't know where the tail is. Must climb over, under and thru debre or find a way around.

Chris Pavuk
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(7-13-2018) A short walk, really neat to see the remains of the old bridge. Mosquitos got a bit aggravating closer to the bridge but hey it’s Florida. The trail is pretty much all shaded which is nice this time of year. The trail is also well maintained and easy to follow and clear to see the old road bed. Going to take the kids back in the Fall/Winter.

Jeff S
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Walking

Interesting, short walk. To visit for a view of the remains of Bellamy Bridge, it makes for a nice outing. Very easy going walk, and a short distance to Chipola River. As of today, March 10, 2018, the wooden bridge used to cross a stream has collapsed, and dangerous if wet. Logs have also been thrown down to aid in getting onto the bridge, which adds to the risk of injury. In times of recent flooding, bring mosquito spray and/or ankle weights, or you may very well be carried away.

Brent Baxley
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Hiking

Nice easy trail for the whole family. Also neat to learn the history of the area and the possibility of seeing the Bellamy ghost.

Sonya Prine
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Hiking

Was there today with jeep club. It was muddy but fun. Didn't realize we would be crossing water to see the bridge . WEAR water proof shoes!!! But had a lot of fun

Ashley Pollette
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First to Review

This is a great little nature trail that kids will enjoy. Not only do you have a chance to see a wild hog or alligator, but you may also see a ghost. This trail offers beautiful views of a floodplain forest and the surrounding area just getting there is beautiful and full of history. My wife and I hiked the trail for the first time today, and we saw tracks and areas were wild hogs had rooted. Being caught in a downpour, our pictures did not turn out. I plan to return and take more when it is not raining. For more on this trail visit Dale Cox's site at: http://bellamybridge.org/history.html

Amy Tate
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Naomi Chambers
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Sally Uptagrafft
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Jessica N.
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Tyler Bowman
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