Nature Coast State Trail
Temporary Trail Closure
A small section of the Nature Coast State Trail near U.S.19 and Florida Street will be closed for repairs Friday, Feb. 14, until approximately Saturday, Feb. 15. Thank you for your patience while the repairs are finished.
The trail will be partially closed on December 3 and 4 for utility work from U.S. 19 to Florida Street - the Riverwalk subdivision area. A temporary lime rock patch will be installed until the area is resurfaced with asphalt approximately 10 days later (December 14).
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
No fee Required
Welcome to Nature Coast State Trail
The Nature Coast State Trail provides an excellent opportunity to experience the Sunshine State's Natural North Florida.
In the early 1900s, trains were replacing the steamship as the freight and passenger carrier throughout the Suwannee River Valley. Today, visitors can retrace this historic route of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, traversing 32 miles of Florida's beautiful Nature Coast region.
Officially part of Florida's Greenways and Trails System, this state trail has also been designated as a National Recreation Trail. It consists of two primary alignments built along abandoned rail lines that intersect at Wilcox Junction, connecting the communities of Cross City, Trenton, Fanning Springs and Chiefland. As funding becomes available, the trail will extend approximately nine miles east from Trenton toward Newberry. Among the trail's highlights is the Historic Suwannee River Railroad Bridge which is east of the Old Town Trailhead.
Plan Your Visit
Florida State Parks Annual Pass
Nature Coast State Trail Photo Gallery
History of the Nature Coast State Trail
People Make the Parks
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