Ride the Best South Walton Bike Trails
Staying healthy is more important than ever nowadays, and South Walton bike trails provide a great way to do stay fit. On your South Walton Beaches vacation, you can get exercise and see some of the most beautiful natural areas in Florida. Walton County dedicates more than 40 percent of its total acreage to preservation, providing miles of trails for bike riding and sightseeing.
Rent a bike, strap on a helmet and ride the best South Walton bike trails:
30A Bike Trail, Dune Allen Beach to Inlet Beach
The 30A Bike Trail, also known as Timpooche Trail, runs the full length of Highway 30A. Among the best South Walton bike trails, you can ditch the car and ride your bike along 30A instead of driving. The path is paved and located away from the roadway, providing a safe and easy bike ride. On this trail, you’ll see South Walton’s unique beach communities, coastal dune lakes, state parks and Gulf views. Bikers can make this as short or long of a ride as needed.
For a short ride, stop at the 3-mile marker. This stop offers a large retail area full of shops and restaurants, as well as the Ed Walline Regional Beach access. This large access point has restrooms, fountains and a viewing tower perfect for taking photos.
Intermediate riders may want to stop at mile markers 8-10. Mile 8 features Western Lake, the largest dune lake in South Walton. Mile 9 takes you into the beach communities of WaterColor and Seaside. In these towns, you can take photos of the bridge over Western Lake, or take a break in Seaside’s Central Square. The square offers several shops and restaurants.
Longer biking trips include stops in Seacrest, Rosemary and Inlet. Mile 17 invites bikers to see white butterflies and Caribbean-style architecture at Alys Beach. Once done, visit Rosemary, which has shops, galleries and restaurants, complete with New Orleans flair. If you have enough energy, finish the trail in Inlet and relax to stunning Gulf views. The entire 30A trail measures 18.6 miles.
Those looking for a quick ride should try the Cassine Trail located in Point Washington State Forest. This ride measures 1 mile and offers views of basin swamps and wet flatwoods. Visitors also recommend this trail in the spring and fall when nature’s colors are most vibrant. Many endangered animals call Point Washington State Forest home, and you may see the rare gopher tortoise or flatwoods salamander.
The Eastern Lake Trail, also located in the park, is another popular option. You’ll find three double-track loops measuring 3.5, 5 or 10 miles. Additionally, developers are working to add even more miles, which will eventually access to Grayton Beach State Park and Top Hill State Preserve. Once completed, this trail will offer nearly 30 miles for recreational use.
The Creek Trail is located in Santa Rosa Beach and measures 4 miles. Bikers will find multi-use trails and bridges that cross wetlands. Shaded areas on the trail showcase beautiful trees, such as sand pine, scrub oak and magnolia. Take a break at Eastern Lake and enjoy amazing coastal dune views.
Browse South Walton vacation rentals, and plan your beach getaway! Several of our rentals are located near South Walton’s most popular natural attractions. You can also learn more about the 16 communities in 30A and South Walton Beaches.