Fort Pickens Trail

easy 52 reviews

Fort Pickens Trail is a 8.2 mile out and back trail located near Gulf Breeze, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 88 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

walking

running

beach

no dogs

Very nice trail to walk or ride a bike.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect combination of beach and land, parked at the designated parking lot and then walked all the way to the Fort Pickens national park and monuments. Made it in perfect time for a free tour of the place. Beautiful scenery and friendly people. I wouldn’t mind doing this hike again.

hiking
2 months ago

fun trail, I push my kids in a bob stroller, start at the Langdon Battery. The app glitched and was showing a 63 mile hike when I was down, should have only been around 3.5 miles if that. Nice little trail to see ospreys, armadillos, blue heron, dunes mice and snakes, ducks in the winter will get in the marsh as well. The fort is always fun to visit as well, there also a few side trails to fish off of or to get a couple views of the bay.

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome be oews from the tops of the Fort

hiking
10 months ago

Easy walk primarily on old railroad bed. History and Fort Pickens is worth the visit and then go for the hike. Upper part of trail by water is very sandy so not for folks that have trouble walking on sand.

hiking
10 months ago

This is dog friendly trail. Solid hike to do, easy except for the beach portion which is loose sand.

mountain biking
Fri Oct 19 2018

Fun trail to bike, or if you want to bird walking is best. It houses some excellent spots for birding, especially during migration. Armadillos and snakes are also commonly seen - very cool.

Tue Oct 09 2018

This one never gets old. I grew up doing this trail and it still interests me every time. Amazing historical sight.

hiking
Fri Sep 14 2018

Beautiful place to visit, a lot of cool things to see while learning. Worth going! Loads of walking so bring water and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. My husband, child and I went and we spent the whole day walking and exploring.

mountain biking
Sun Aug 26 2018

Easy gravel trails with a little sand. Lots of wild life with a mix of views of the ICW and on the other side the Gulf. Public restrooms and water fountains long the trails

Sat Aug 11 2018

certainly was warm but there were quite a few spots to stop and c some history

Wed Jun 20 2018

Love this trail it’s a beautiful place!

hiking
Mon Jul 03 2017

If your interested in any old battle spots or old buildings this is awesome it has a lot of history and is very fun you can even go underneath of what was the floor of the battle spot

running
Wed Mar 29 2017

Gorgeous trail- very unexpected to find so many trees and marsh areas on this bleak island. The stops along the way at the numerous batteries is fun too. If you come before 8:00 the main fort parking area is inaccessible, so I just parked by the fishing pier and backtracked on foot to the fort and trail beginning.

hiking
Tue Jan 24 2017

Started at parking lot. First part of Trail is along the beach but after the first fort, it turns into a nice gravel/dirt path that takes you all the way to the main batteries. Flat all the way, a bit windy along the shoreline. Public bathrooms available along hike. Great hike!

Tue Dec 13 2016

Good trail. not hard at all. Well maintained.

Fri Nov 04 2016

Lots of history here and some nice scenery.

bird watching
Mon Sep 05 2016

Nice easy hike if your here hike it

hiking
Mon Aug 08 2016

A good easy trail, interesting birds and remnants. It was very hot the day we went, so hat, sunscreen, and water are a must.

hiking
Wed Jul 08 2015

It was a fun trail. Flat but after exploring the fort we found a bunker climbed to the top for s great view! Very nice trail beautiful views, perfect!

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