The Best Trails for the Experienced Hiker

You know there’s more to hiking than just walking through a park. You want beautiful scenery, long trails, hills, wildlife, the works. And no Florida trails are more beautiful than the Florida National Scenic Trail. So, we’ve compiled some of our slightly more challenging (yet fun) sections to enjoy for more experienced hikers in the Navarre Beach area.


Eglin Trail

One of the most popular sections of the Florida National Scenic Trail in Northwest Florida, Eglin Trail offers miles and miles of stunning hiking beauty. Because this trail goes through the Eglin Air Force Base, though, all hikers must receive a permit in advance and carry it with you. Learn more about getting a permit for Eglin AFB here.

Length:
Type of Trail:
98.3 miles
Point to Point

Seashore Trail

Come for another type of breathtaking scenery when you hike along the Seashore Trail section of the Florida National Scenic Trail. With parts of the trail on the Gulf Islands National Seashore and views of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, this is definitely a one-of-a-kind trail to enjoy.

Length:
Type of Trail:
32.3 miles
Point to Point

Jackson Red Ground Trail

Walk deep into the majestic longleaf pine forest of Blackwater River State Forest when you hike on the Jackson Red Ground Trail. Wonderful flora and fauna can be spotted along this section of the Florida Trail, so keep your eyes peeled.

Length:
Type of Trail:
21 miles
Out and Back

Wiregrass Trail

Come explore more longleaf pines, clayhills and wiregrass when you hike through the Wiregrass Trail section of the Florida Trail. Parts of this trail run parallel to the Blackwater River, giving you opportunities to take a break and cool down in the naturally clear waters and rest along the white sand banks.

Length:
Type of Trail:
12.7 miles
Out and Back