Palatka to Lake Butler trail has two sections that are currently paved. The largest of these extends from Roberts Lane ten miles west of Palatka on State Road 100 to two miles west of Keystone Heights. This section of pavement extends for more than twenty miles. There are four main areas to park along this stretch of the trail. The largest of these is the Clay County Twin Lakes Recreation area...
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Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
Welcome to Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
Though still in development as a paved, multi-use recreational trail, the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail is situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the state and is warmly welcomed by this northeast Florida region for the enhanced quality of life and economic benefits it offers many small towns and communities. The trail corridor stretches nearly 47 miles from west of US 17 in Palatka to State Road 238 in Lake Butler, as it runs along the former Norfolk-Southern Railroad right-of-way through Putnam, Clay, Bradford and Union counties. Purchased with Preservation 2000 funds through the Florida Greenways and Trails Acquisition Program, the Rails to Trails Conservancy played a key role in preserving the corridor for conversion to a rail-trail. It was designated as part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System in 2007 and is being constructed by the Florida Department of Transportation in segments as funding becomes available.
Beginning in Union county, the Lake Butler Trailhead section has approx. 4 miles of paved trail.
Between Bradford County, at S.E. 57th Street in Keystone Heights, and Putnam County, at Roberts Lane, there is approx. 19 miles of paved trail.
There are approx. 24 miles of trail still in various stages of design, planning, and development.