The Florida Trail Segment 36: Scott Road Trailhead to FL 20 Trailhead is a 3.3 mile point-to-point trail located near Fountain, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Additional info here: http://floridahikes.com/fteconfina (Current as of March 2015)
Made a day hike out of it. 18 miles in a little over 6 hours. Parked at Scott Road Trail Head and had someone pick us up on HWY 20. Flowers are blooming, beautiful area, great hike!
Well maintained trail with a diverse terrain. The entire section was just over 18 miles and we hiked a total of about 9 hours. Lots of good camping at around the halfway point around Walshingham Bridge.
Beautiful scenery and sounds. Good spots for camping.
this 18 mile trail has a year round waterfall, 2 suspension bridges. numerous areas to stealth camp. 2 hike in only camps with fire rings. spectacular views along the Econfina Creek. Several high bluffs and 2 Steepheads. One Steephead the trail goes down into as the other follows alongside the high ridge. An open praire and the trail enters into several stages of new growth Long Leaf Pine restoration areas.
Most of the trail is easy with several miles considered moderate.
Hikers have experienced sprained ankles and 1 broke leg several miles into the trail.
Volunteers have also located lost hikers at night.
Do not let Florida's flat trails fool you.
PLEASE NOTE: this 18 mile trail is FOOTPATH only. the horse trail may interact with the hiking trail only at a few areas only.
After doing other trails in the vecinity, this offers no great views. Great for a jog.
I thought it was beautiful and very serene! About 2 miles in there is a suspension bridge called "The Two Penny Bridge" beautiful!
My wife and I only hiked 5.38 in and out miles of this 18-mile section of the Florida Trail, but it was enough that it has inspired us to bring the grandkids for an overnighter in the spring of 2014. We want to come back when the mountain laurel is in full bloom. Our trip today was to view the waterfall where Sweetwater Creek empties into the Econfina Creek and to check the trail out. The Florida Trail folks have outdone themselves in maintaining this trail by providing puncheon bridges, wooden bridges and even a few suspension bridges to keep you high and dry. The trail is an easy walk the whole family can enjoy, but I suggest hiking the trail during the cooler months of the year.