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Gulf Coast Runs
The Timpoochee Trail is a paved 19-mile path that stretches along county road 30A.  It provides a scenic view for running, walking, or bike riding and enjoying the peaceful beach communities, shops, and restaurants along the trail. The path winds through 13 distinct beach communities that bear unique names such as Dune Allen, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Water Sound, Alys Beach, and Rosemary Beach. From migrating flocks of birds to blooming wildflowers and trees, this breezy coastal ride showcases nature’s beauty all year long.
  • Surface = paved
  • Miles = 19 (one way)

Topsail Hill offers a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded, white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall.

  • Surface = dirt & sand
  • Miles = 3.2


The Eastern Lake Trail System was the first trail established on the forest. This trail system consists of three double-track loop trails. The hiker or bicyclist can travel the 3.5-, 6- or 11-mile loops. The Eastern Lake Bike/Hike Trail is included in the Florida Forest Service’s Trailwalker Hiking Program. The trail system can be accessed at the parking lot and trailhead on County Road 395.
  • Surface = trail (dirt/sand)
  • Miles = 3.5 to 11+


In addition, a greenway trail system that crosses the forest is being developed. This trail will provide connections to Grayton Beach State Park, Deer Lake State Park, Topsail Hill State Preserve, Butler Elementary School and numerous residential developments. Upon completion, this trail system will provide over 27 miles of trails for recreational use.

  • Surface = trail (dirt/sand)
  • Miles = 7 (one way)

There is a $2.00 per person day use fee to use this parking area.

Grayton Beach consistently ranks among the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the United States. A nature trail winds through a coastal forest where scrub oaks and magnolias stand, bent and twisted by the salt winds. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy more than four miles of trails throughout the pine flatwoods.

  • Surface = dirt & sand
  • Miles = 4

Deer Lake State Park offers a 1.5 mile nature trail located across from the park entrance on the North side of County Road 30-A.

  • Surface = dirt & sand
  • Miles = 1.5
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