Blackwater Heritage State Trail
Pardon our Dust
We are currently renovating the restroom at the Elva Street Trail Head. Expect intermittent restroom closures. For immediate assistance please call the trail ranger at 850-607-5363.
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
No fees Required
Welcome to Blackwater Heritage State Trail
This westernmost state rail-trail winds through the historic town of Milton.
The more than nine miles of paved trail offer an enjoyable trip through a quaint North Florida town and out into the countryside where wooden bridges cross several creeks and native wildflowers dot the landscape.
Designated as a National Recreation Trail and part of Florida's State Greenways and Trails System, this paved trail is the perfect venue for biking, running, walking and skating, along with picnicking and bird-watching activities. Equestrians may use the paved trail or unpaved shoulder at their discretion; bridges are shared by all trail users. Equestrian use is prohibited on the Military Heritage Trail.
The trail extends eight miles north to join the U.S. Navy's 1.5-mile Military Heritage Trail, which ends at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field.
The Elva Street Trailhead is located near the intersection of State Road 87 and U.S. Highway 90 in Milton. A visitor center, approximately one mile from the trailhead, offers parking, restrooms, picnic tables, grills and a playground.
Plan Your Visit
Cycling at Blackwater Heritage Trail
Bird Watching at Blackwater Heritage Trail
Blackwater Heritage State Trail Photo Gallery
Clear Creek at Blackwater Heritage State Trail, in Milton