South Walton Bike Trails: See 30A Beaches on Two Wheels
Staying healthy is important, and these South Walton bike trails provide a great way to do stay fit. On a 30A Beaches vacation, guests can get exercise and see some of the most beautiful natural areas in Florida. In fact, 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 get ready to ride the best South Walton bike trails.
How to See 30A: Top 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, visitors can ditch the car and 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, see South Walton’s diverse 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 Ed Walline Regional Beach access. This large access point has restrooms, fountains and viewing tower perfect for taking photos.
Intermediate riders may want to stop at mile markers 8 through 10. Mile 8 features Western Lake, the largest dune lake in South Walton. Mile 9 takes riders into the beach communities of WaterColor and Seaside. In these towns, snap photos of the bridge over Western Lake, or take a break in Seaside’s Central Square. Additionally, the square has 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 energy and time permits, 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 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 look for the rare gopher tortoise and flatwoods salamander.
Eastern Lake Trail, also located in the park, is another popular option. Find three double-track loops measuring 3.5, 5 or 10 miles. Additionally, developers are working to add more miles, which will eventually access 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. Bicyclers 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 a beach getaway! Several of our rentals are located near these South Walton bike trails and natural attractions. Then learn more about the 16 communities in 30A Beaches.