Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Santa Rosa Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

very nice, cute little trail. if you have a family with kids, it's a nice outing. beautiful area and nice biking trails nearby. I wouldn't recommend bike's on this trail however. does cost $5 to get in state park.

Gentle trail accessible to even the youngest children. Variety of environments in a short walk: small tree area, dunes, lake, and big pine area all with the sounds of the ocean in the distance. Watch out for mosquitoes and poison ivy.

mountain biking
2 months ago

At least 1/2 this trail is fire roads and low on scenery. The area must have had a controlled burn recently, so low foliage is gone and the Longleaf pines were scorched. If your riding this trail, be ready for lots of sand. Have some very fat tires! A much more enjoyable trail is the Blue Trail on the western side of 395 (between 395 and 283). Mostly single track, lots of scenery.

trail running
2 months ago

2 miles of exposed pavement from Seaside.
Bring 2 bucks entry fee. Actually 3 trails with yellow shortest and can add red and orange trails for total of 10-11 miles of trail. I did yellow and red. Red was mostly dirt road and needs new paint on markers. Got feet wet at 2 creeks. Basically a pine tree farm w some other plants, birds..

Nice trail along the inner marsh with white sand dunes and pine trees. Please stay off the sand dunes and respect the signs that point out the trail. It forms a short loop easily done in 20 minutes. Great for the family. Some shade once you hit the pine trees, and open sun when you're in the dune area. Be sure to wear footwear you don't mind getting sand in!

mountain biking
8 months ago

I just completed this trail about 40 miles roundtrip. It is paved all the way. The scenry along highway 30-A is really awesome. When you ride through those small communiteis like seaside and others.. you will see a lot of traffic on the path of walkers and bikers.. so you will have to take it slow through those places.

Also, pay attention to the signs, because in several places you will have to cross the road to pick up the trail.. but they do a very good job of posting mile markers and signs along the way.

Ummmm. This is a sidewalk along a road. Yes beautiful ocean views and manicured neighborhoods. Admittedly I only did 2 miles because.... it is a sidewalk

road biking
9 months ago

Great views of the ocean the majority of the way. Well manicured trail. Do the full pull to Panama City Beach if you have a morning to kill.

A bike path you will never forget. Beautiful scenery

Nice easy flat trail. Well marked and I seem to be the only one on the trail whenever I go.

mountain biking
9 months ago

There are actually 3 loops (yellow, orange & red) with a total distance of ~ 20 miles. Signage could use some improvements. Overall the trails are good and certainly better than riding paved bike trails.

Friday, April 28, 2017

This is one of my favorite places close to home. It's very peaceful and the views are gorgeous. The rangers are so friendly and helpful. It's a very short trail, but the powdery white sand and palmetto groves are hard to resist! If you enjoy barefoot hikes, you will love this one.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Easy trail with ok markings. We hiked it with a 6 year old and the area was easy for him, though a little long. Would do it again!

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

I am SO confused as to how anybody has had a positive experience on this trail. This trail comes close to the worst trail I have ever been on. Perhaps if you are biking instead of hiking it would be better? 1/2 of this trail is dirt road. A dirt road that is frequented by locals that like to blaze down said roads in their jeeps in packs. After the 8th jeep passed me, I was covered in a red halo of dirt from the road. In addition, when the road 'ended' with a big metal pole driven in the middle of it to prevent road traffic, I was surprised to be passed by another jeep that decided to just go around said pole. There is little to no shade on the 'trail'. I have hiked all over this country and have never given a trail two stars, much less one. The last straw was the huge 'doughnut' ruts in the middle of road intersections, along with piles of bottles and beer cans at pull offs from the road... oh I mean trail. I came out here to hike a beautiful trail, and didn't turn around only because it counts towards to Florida Forest service Trailwalker program.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

We explored the red and orange trails. The orange, which isn't mapped on All Trails, is one of the most interesting and well marked trails we've tried! Definitely worth the red trail hike to get there. Bring loads of water as there isn't any available. Enjoy!

mountain biking
Friday, March 24, 2017

Took my TREK hybrid with decent tires (somewhat knobby) thru the YELLOW trail. Plenty of sandy areas to be "portaged", but it helps work on bike skills and adds to leg workout.

hiking
Friday, January 27, 2017

mostly road on the 6 mile hike - I was disappointed, however, the puppies loved it!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

the 5.9 mile portion of the trail was pretty good. well made bridges, beautiful scenery and a maintained trail but, almost half of that portion was road.

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Beautiful day on the trail. Decided to do 11 mi loop. Trail was moderately travelled. First 8 mi were mostly trail. Surprised 2 black bears, mother and yearling at the furthest extent. 50 yards off trail in scrub. Last 4-5 miles were slogging thru tough sand traps mostly on roads. Not much rain recently contributes to sand traps. Loved the ride. Lots of flowers. Very challenging last few miles. I would turn about mile 7 to avoid the sand on the roads.

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

A friend and I did hiked the shortest trail today with our kids aged 4 and 10. We all enjoyed it very much, found it picturesque. We saw a pigmy rattler so beware! There were a lot of different butterflies. I would not rate it as difficult, it's barely moderate. A definite must!

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Its ok a lot of deforesting there. I didn't see any wildlife or birds but I went when weather was very hot out.

camping
Thursday, August 18, 2016

My favorite place for the beach

birding
Monday, August 01, 2016

Its a flat, wooded forest that isn't really maintained, but gets use from walkers, bikes, horses and vehicles. Still its a nice loop to make close to town and the campground.

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beautiful!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nice easy trail in the state park. Beautiful beach. Interesting trail. Could not finish because a low spot was too muddy and we were not prepared.

road biking
Monday, December 14, 2015

Some mixed reviews on here an I wanted to set the record straight
First off I am a novice mountain biker an found these trails to be challenging there are areas of loose sand that are deep an had to come off the bike on 3 separate occasions to make it through trails are well marked an there are arrows letting you know about trail junctions
We rode this yesterday an had a blast would like to see more obstacles if possible downed trees to cross ect.
We did the yellow to orange loop (6miles) an got a heat work out in legs were burning especially in the loose sand areas so know your limits park is well maintained an even had a unisex bathroom at the trail head
Overall great experience an looking forward to going back

mountain biking
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Definitely not a beginner trail. Lots of sand and water pits, even/especially after a solid rain. But if you want an adventure and challenge, it's great! Trail head is northern Point Washington State Forest entrance off of CR 395. Mix of single, double track, and dirt roads. Around 6.9 miles in the counter clockwise direction, there are no orange trail signs. Head north to finish the 11 mile Orange/Red/Yellow trail.

mountain biking
Friday, May 31, 2013

Did the red loop. Not too bad a trip. Some deep sand in sections that ware difficult and had to push the bikes through. A good workout.

hiking
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

This is a great little loop. Boardwalks and sand trails. We saw some snakes.

mountain biking
Thursday, June 14, 2012

As written above this trail is best in the early morning hours considering the lack of shade trees. We were blessed with some pretty good cloud coverage that helped knock some of the heat off which was great until it poured down on our last half mile. The full loop is really 10.5 miles(orange marker). But it does give you the option to do a 3 mile loop(yellow marker) and a 5 mile( red marker). Lots of sand

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