Explore the most popular trails near Eglin Air Force Base with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Great trail! Dog and runner friendly.

Did approximately 17 mile out and back from the parking lot at 85 to Jr. Walton Pond. It was really cool to see all the creeks along the way. You have to check in at Jackson Guard and pay to stay overnight because you’re camping inside of Eglin Air Force Base.

Cimarron section of the Florida Trail (west of Hwy 85). We hiked west to east with members of the Florida Trail group. Temperature was in the 50°, dry and NO bugs! Great day for a hike. This is a dead end section of trail that starts/ends just west of Hwy 85.

hiking
2 months ago

To use this area a permit is required from Jackson Guard. Campground, Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert/Advanced mountain bike trail maps can be downloaded following the instructions at Jackson Guard eglin.iSportsman website. I hike the mountain bike trails and have seen more hikers than mountain bikers using them. Trails are crudely marked some better than others and are mostly well-worn and easy to follow. My favorite trails are those surrounding the lake which is, right now, a marshland (which I hope stays that way). Also as of Jan 2019, the trail dead-ends at the top of the lake where it is being dredged and drained. Hoping the trail is reconnected in the future and much prefer it as a marshland rather than a lake. I hiked the area in December and January and there were absolutely no spiders, bugs or anything! Definitely the best time to hike or bike it. Lastly there is a primitive campground located next to the lake as well.

trail running
2 months ago

I run on this trail regularly. Very well maintained for the most part, but trails are not marked so keep track of where you are if doing an out-and-back. Also, people rarely have their dogs leashed; I’ve been approached by friendly dogs but also attacked here (took awhile for their owners to get to their dogs and were incredulous that I was not happy about their dog going after me).

Best option for Mountain bikers in this area by far and yes there are spiders its Florida!
They don't eat much....

mountain biking
7 months ago

Some trails need to be cleaned up but still fun.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Some trails needed to be cleared but overall not bad for the area.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Carbo was a good workout. Lots of spiders!

great for biking. not worth the $20 range fee to hike.

A lot of spiders, I mean ALOT

boars, snakes and bear marks oh my!

hiking
10 months ago

Great for nature walks with kids age 4 and up. I park at the intersection of range rd 234 and range rd 643. To the left, there is an entrance to the trail and from that point, it is about a mile to the lake. The kids love it! Some interesting terrain at the lake that the kids spend a while exploring.

Until I got familiar with the area, I relied on a gps trails app.

Did the hike today with my wife. The trail is very clean, well blazed and pretty easy. Didnt see any wildlife or wildflowers.
There is a dirt parking area off Rt 85 on the east side.
The hike was pleasant but nothing special. I would do.it again.

mountain biking
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Great starters trail for mountain biking.

Great relaxing trail to unwind and reflect.

great Trail well-maintained very peaceful

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Impressive for mountain biking trails!

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

The trail was awesome. We brought our dog along and he loved. Trails were clear and easy to navigate. We only hiked 4.5 miles of it (the lower half). We definitely want to go back and hike the rest.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Trail was great, would like to see better signage and maybe a sign that directs new trail users back to trail head or fastest route to trail head every now and then.

hiked during the summer 16, did an in and out for a total of 11 miles, starting at the Hwy 85 TH. Creek crossings were beautiful. trail well marked with the ubiquitous FTA orange blaze. Well worth the effort.

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

great day in nature

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Well maintained, but the trial wasn't marked very well

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

There are an extensive amount of trails easily worth the $20 range pass that you have to purchase. The pass is good for an entire year and even if you're only going to ride the trails 1–3 times or more while you're on vacation it's worth it.

The pros: you can spend nearly an entire day and not re-ride any section of the course. Trail is decently maintained with only some minimal overgrowth of brush in certain sections. While certain sections are rated as a "difficult" skill level really the entire trail is no more than beginner- intermediate. There are also some little man-made jumps and small banked turns that are fun to take.

The cons: download and print a copy of the trail map. The AllTrails app and/or GPS is a must-have for this course. It is somewhat easy to get turned around on the back half behind Carbo. During the summer… Spiderwebs. They're everywhere. When I got done with the loop I had spiderwebs all over me and my bike. Also...The sandy sections of the course particularly in the turns. Washing out is to be expected if you have any semblance of speed.

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

You have to call to get permission to go on the property, but all in all it is a very nice trail. Lots of shade.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Enjoyed this trail- beautiful terrain. There were a few gradual climbs, but of course, nothing strenuous. It has been raining, so sand was packed down nicely.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Great trail

hiking
Saturday, July 05, 2014

As others have said, very quite and peaceful. No snakes just plenty of tree spiders. Quite enjoyable. Pay attention at intersections, some arent marked too well.

hiking
Saturday, October 12, 2013

Very quiet and shaded trail. There are many side trails off of the main trail and to walk all of them will take you over 26.2 miles. Not a beginners hike or bike ride. Many animal tracks, however I have yet seen any animal bigger than a fox.

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