The Florida Trail Segment 36: Scott Road Trailhead to FL 20 Trailhead

MODERATE 23 reviews

The Florida Trail Segment 36: Scott Road Trailhead to FL 20 Trailhead is a 16.4 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
557 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

I loved the trail. I took my dog a couple of days after hurricane Irma came through, since we were not affected much, I didn't think it was a bad idea. The trail was marked well enough that we were able to follow it with a few small trees down. We made it to the first bridge before we decided to head back. Perfect distance for us to make a little day trip. On the way back is when I decided we might should've waited a little while longer before we hiked after a hurricane stirred everything up. In addition to the spider webs (expected) on the way in, we now ran into not one but two rattlesnakes (one tiny but coiled and one crossed the holed trail.) Luckily my dog did not even notice them (even though she stepped right on the huge one; she was a bit excited to get out of the house after the weekend inside) and even the coiled up rattler decided to give us a break. Needless to say, this hike turned into a nice trail run. I am hoping that more heavy traffic (as compared seeing noone at all) would change these circumstances. Just a heads up to be careful out there and I would recommend the trail! :)

25 days ago

1 month ago

One of my favorite hiking trails!

hiking
1 month ago

Florida Trails, Scott Road Trail Head: incredible beauty, biodiversity, easy hiking that you can make more challenging with speed and/or off trail adventures! Just a short driving distance for panhandle residents!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

Beautiful scenery and sounds. Good spots for camping.

hiking
10 months ago

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: this 18 mile trail is FOOTPATH only. the horse trail may interact with the hiking trail only at a few areas only.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Great

hiking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

After doing other trails in the vecinity, this offers no great views. Great for a jog.