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Pretty good for the Florida Panhandle. More elevation change than you'd expect and a short stretch along the river.
Apple maps really struggles with navigation around UWF; park in the NW corner of lot G by the Anthropology and Environmental Science building. Trailhead is behind the building.
Climbing and straight boardwalk with access to the beach. Views of the water are throughout the walk. Dogs on leash but remember that it is predominantly a boardwalk so there is no place for them to do their business without leaving the boardwalk. There are places to do that.
Makes you sweat but it's a good up and down walk and will help with stamina building. You can circle back and repeat the walk to parking areas or you can walk on side of roadway (plenty of room) to return to car. There are two parking areas for both ends.
I do not recommend these trails for the trail runner- most of the trail is super sandy and hard to navigate. The first mile of the loop was pretty, but then it just turned into scrub with not much to see. At one point I was in a yard of someone's house with no clear indication of trail. Needs better signage on the last mile.