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Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail

EASY 10 reviews

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.

1.1 miles
9 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




wild flowers



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.

off trail
1 month ago

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.

10 months ago

(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.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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.

Friday, June 26, 2015

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

Monday, January 06, 2014

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

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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:

8 months ago

recorded Recording - Sep 18, 11:57 AM

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sunday, January 25, 2015

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