Rocky Bayou Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Niceville, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.8 miElevation gain6 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingForestLakeViews
Waypoints (0)
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (23)
Photos (85)
Recordings (29)
Completed (77)
View user's profile page
Michelle Scully
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 16, 2021
Hiking

Very cold today but nice clear flat trail.

View Michelle 's Recording
View user's profile page
Solamen Silva
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 27, 2020
Hiking

In order to access this area, you will have to pay an admission free of $5.00 per vehicle (limit 2-8 people per vehicle); $4.00 per single occupant vehicle; $2.00 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, or passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass. To find the trailhead, drive to the end of the RV/camper area and park along the fence. Walk down hill, past the stream restoration project (from the damming of Pudding Head Lake), and look for the Rocky Bayou Nature Trail sign at the trail intersection. The northern portion of the Rocky Bayou loop is beautiful with a constant view of the lake through the Longleaf Pine trees. There were two benches for sitting and watching the lake and numerous other benches along the route. With several trails connecting the north and south sides of the loop, just follow the outer edge of the loop to stay on route. This short little nature loop is a perfect trail for people of all ages and skill levels. If you want to explore more in the area, you will pass the trailhead for the Sand Pine Nature Trail on your way back to the parking lot.

View Solamen's Recording
View user's profile page
April Carver
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 23, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful area. Well-maintained.

View April's Recording
View user's profile page
Greg Bias
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 13, 2020
Hiking

Very easy hike

View Greg's Recording
View user's profile page
Karissa Callicutt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 3, 2020
HikingGreat!

Trail was great, a lot of the moss everywhere on the forest floor, my two year old enjoyed seeing the crabs, lizards and hermit crabs. Pretty shaded but would do it early since it gets hot in Florida.

View user's profile page
Jason Beck
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 8, 2020
Hiking

These two trails lead off of the same trail head so you may as well do them both. It is a super easy two miles with numerous benches along the way. Most of the trail is tee covered and was not ridiculously hot in August. There are numerous areas where you can even get to the bayou shoreline and also see a stream that feeds the bayou. Wildlife is abundant and you’ll see skins, salamander and more. Signs mention to watch out for gators and snakes but I did not see any. Very friendly for kids or dogs.

View Jason's Recording
View user's profile page
Stephanie Potts
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 20, 2020
Hiking

This was a nice, easy trail for me and the kids. Very peaceful.

View user's profile page
Chris and Teresa Gee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 16, 2019
Hiking

Great trail for a nice little hike. Well maintained and very pet friendly. Couple of nice places to stop and take in the water view.

View user's profile page
Stephanie Proctor
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 28, 2019
Hiking
First to Review

Another easy trail at this state park. Picturesque views of the water. Relatively flat. Located near the camp grounds.

View Stephanie's Recording
View user's profile page
Aaron Craker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 14, 2021
Mountain biking
View Aaron's Recording
View user's profile page
Matt Norris
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 21, 2021
Hiking
View Matt's Recording
View user's profile page
Rachel Keisling
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 23, 2020
Hiking
View Rachel's Recording
View user's profile page
Roxie Crocker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 6, 2020
Hiking
View Roxie's Recording
View user's profile page
Amy Thompson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 16, 2020
Hiking
View Amy's Recording
View user's profile page
John McMillen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 15, 2020
Hiking
View John's Recording
View user's profile page
Chris and Teresa Gee
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 6, 2020
Hiking
View Chris and Teresa's Recording
View user's profile page
Ainslie Grosser
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 14, 2020
Hiking
View Ainslie's Recording
View user's profile page
Melissa Meyers
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 20, 2020
Hiking
View Melissa's Recording
View user's profile page
Serge Pettipas
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 18, 2020
Hiking
View Serge's Recording
View user's profile page
Scott Cavanaugh
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 5, 2019
View Scott's Recording
View user's profile page
Scott Jackson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 13, 2019
Hiking
View Scott's Recording
View user's profile page
Shante D
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 25, 2017
View Shante's Recording
View user's profile page
Jeff Searcy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 24, 2017
Hiking
View Jeff's Recording