The Emerald Coast is a popular destination for tourists visiting the Sunshine State and, aside from swimming, biking is the most popular pastime. Along the Emerald Coast, you’ll find some of the hottest beach spots, best restaurants, and dive bars on the Florida Panhandle.
Finding the best places to bike isn’t hard. However, we’ll help you out. Let’s we’ll unpack the Top 5 Biking Trails Along Florida’s Emerald Coast.
#1 Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Located off 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park boasts 1,600 acres of undeveloped swampland to explore. Take a bike through serene cypress swamps down peaceful bike trails that carry you over sand dunes and past coastal lakes.
#2 Scenic Highway 98
Scenic Highway 98 is the route for you if you’re fond of coastal views and the smell of sea air. It’s located in Walton County and features an easy paved path that’s popular with both locals and visitors. Highway 98 goes by Miramar Beach, where you can spot surfers catching waves just off the shore.
#3 Deer Lake State Park
Off scenic 30A in Santa Rosa, Deer Lake State Park runs along a dune lake with wildflowers growing along its shores. Bikers will often catch sight of exotic birds and butterflies. The trail can be picked up right at the main entrance to Deer Lake Park.
#4 Point Washington State Forest
Located off Highway 98 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Point Washington State Forest covers 15,000 acres of beautiful protected land. You can see it all, including the diverse wildlife, via several different bike trails that bring it all together. Trail options include Middle Trail, the Red Loop, the Orange Loop, and Longleaf Greenway Western Trail, to name a few.
#5 Timpoochee Trail
One of the most popular destinations along the Emerald Coast of Florida, Timpoochee Trail is located in South Walton and runs along Florida’s Scenic 30A. Along the way, visitors can explore 12 different communities located along the beach and along Scenic Highway 30A.
Named after an influential Indian chief from the area, the 18.5-mile-long Timpoochee Trail is paved and comfortable and offers easy access to the beach, as well as the communities throughout. It runs from Dune Allen to Inlet Beach and is safe, wide, and relatively flat.
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