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Nature Coast State Trail

 Activities at Nature Coast State Trail

Bicycling

Bicycling

This is a great trail to explore by bicycle as its 32-miles are fully paved and generally flat. The trail traverses the rural Nature Coast region as it runs through scenic countryside highlighted by a dramatic view from the historic trestle bridge that crosses the Suwannee River near Old Town.

Birding

Birding

Along with wildlife sightings that may include white-tailed deer and gray squirrels, trail users may observe red-shouldered hawks, pileated woodpeckers and barred owls.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

The Nature Coast State Trail is fully paved but is a multi-use trail where hiking is permitted.

Horse/Equestrian Trail

Horse/Equestrian Trail

An unpaved equestrian trail parallels portions of the paved trail. Equestrian parking is available at the Fanning Springs and Old Town trailheads.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Although the trail is fully paved, trail users enjoy riding 'fat tire' bikes on this multi-use trail.

Parking

Parking

Parking is available at all five of the trailheads.

Pets

Pets

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.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

There is a picnic pavilion at the Chiefland Trailhead.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Picnic tables are located at the Chiefland and Cross City trailheads.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Trail users will find restroom facilities at the Chiefland, Trenton and Cross City trailheads and at nearby Fanning Springs State Park.

Roller Blading

Roller Blading

The trail’s paved, mostly level surface makes much of it suitable for inline skating, with the exception of the trestle bridge that crosses the Suwannee River near Old Town.

Walking

Walking

The paved, level surface of this multi-use trail makes it a popular venue for walkers and runners of all fitness levels. 

Water Fountain/Potable Water

Water Fountain/Potable Water

Potable water is available at the Chiefland, Trenton and Cross City trailheads.

Wheelchair Accessible

Wheelchair Accessible

Motorized wheelchairs and other personal mobility devices are permitted if required.