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Nature Coast State Trail

 About Nature Coast State Trail

Cyclist at the Trenton Depot Trailhead, Nature Coast State Trail, by John Moran.


Kirk Marhefka, Trail Manager

The Nature Coast State Trail provides eco- and heritage-tourism opportunities for runners, walkers, bikers and skaters, as well as horseback riding as an unpaved trail parallels portions of the paved trail. Most of the trail is aligned with U.S. Highway 19 and State Road 26. Trailheads are located within the five linked downtown communities, making the trail easily accessible, in addition to being close to accommodations, restaurants and other recreational opportunities offered by Pure Water Wilderness.

Chiefland Trailhead offers parking, restrooms and picnic tables. The Trenton and Cross City trailheads feature parking, restrooms and a picnic pavilion. The Fanning Springs and Old Town trailheads provide parking, including equestrian parking.

Rentals, concessions, and camp store are available from Anderson's Outdoor Adventures in the concession stand at Manatee and Fanning Springs State Parks. Call (352) 493-1699 or visit for details.


Chiefland Trailhead:
23 SE 2nd Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626
GPS: N 29.4770 / W -82.8595

Trenton Trailhead:
419 North Main Street
Trenton, FL 32693
GPS: N 29.6162 / W -82.8190

Fanning Springs Trailhead:
GPS: N 29.5919 / W -82.9304

Nature Coast State Trail Shop Complex:
17441 NW Old Fanning Road
Fanning Springs, FL 32693

Old Town Trailhead:
71 NE 84th Avenue
Old Town, FL 32680
GPS: N 29.6035 / W -82.9819

Cross City Trailhead:
16363 SE Hwy 19
Cross City, FL 32628
GPS: N 29.6368 / W -83.1280


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  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Well behaved dogs are allowed on the trail with a maximum six-foot, hand-held leash. Owners are requested to walk their dogs near the edge of the trail, for the safety of all trail users.