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Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

 About Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail-paved segment in Putnam County.


Byron Feagle, Trail Manager

The existing paved trail of 22.8 miles extends from Holloway Road in Putnam County to SE 57th Street in Bradford County. There is access to the trail in Putnam County at County Road 315 in Grandin. Twin Lakes Park in Keystone Heights serves as the trailhead for the trail which is now paved and open to the public for cycling, hiking, running, horseback riding and skating. Downtown Keystone Heights provides access to the 5.5 mile State Road 21 Bike Path, linking visitors to Gold Head Branch State Park.

The trail corridor's western terminus stretches 4.1 miles from County Road 237 to State Road 238. It is accessible from the Lake Butler trailhead adjacent to Union County Depot Park.

Additional segments of the trail will be constructed as funding become available. Putnam County’s long range plans include constructing the Urban Palatka Trail segment to connect to the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail. A portion of the trail will be designated as part of the 1,400-mile Florida National Scenic Trail.


Twin Lakes Park (Clay County):
6065 Twin Lakes Road
Keystone Heights, FL 32656
GPS Coordinates: N 29.4551 / W-81.5934

Grandin Trailhead (Putnam County):
GPS Coordinates: N 29.7283 / W -81.9185

Lake Butler Trailhead (Union County):
525 SW 1st Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054-2016
GPS Coordinates: N 30.0120 / W -82.2026


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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.