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30A Trails Guide

Explore 26-Miles of 30A Hiking and Biking Trails

Just off scenic Highway 30A you'll find luxury rentals minutes to your favorite activities, beaches and restaurants. This exclusive section on Highway 30A has miles of pristine coastline with white sand beaches and endless sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico. This 26-mile scenic highway is made up of many beach communities where you will find hiking and biking trails, winding beach paths and fresh water ponds.

Scenic Highway 30A

Scenic Highway 30A

A gulf front roadway that offers breathtaking views of. Biking along Scenic 30A`s paved multi-use path you`ll enjoy an easy ride, great views of the Gulf of Mexico and South Walton`s sugar-white sands.
Coastal Dune Lakes

Coastal Dune Lakes

This is a unique habitat that’s found in only a handful of places around the world, such as New Zealand, Madagascar, Australia and the Pacific Northwest. 

  • Morris Lake & Campbell Lake: 7525 West Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, $6 fee.
  • Allen Lake: Limited access along Scenic Hwy. 30A. 
  • Oyster Lake: Limited access at the 30A and Lake Causeway Walkover Bridge. 
  • Big Redfish Lake: Blue Lake Rd, Santa Rosa Beach. Limited parking
  • Little Redfish Lake: 357 Main Park Rd, Grayton Beach. $4 Grayton Beach State Park Fee. 
  • Alligator Lake: 357 Main Park Rd, Grayton Beach. $4 Grayton State Park fee.
  • Western Lake:  357 Main Park Rd, Grayton Beach. Parking / Boat Ramp. $4 entrance fee.
  • Eastern Lake: Corner of Lakewood Drive & Lakeview Drive. Parking, picnic tables, boat ramp. 
  • Deer Lake: 6350 East County Rd 30A, Santa Rosa Beach. $4 entrance fee. 
  • Camp Creek Lake: WaterSound, Limited Access
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

This park offers bike riders 1,600 acres of stunning trails and two coastal dune lakes. Easy to Challenging.
Location: 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach
Grayton Beach State Park

Grayton Beach State Park

The trails in the park wind through pine flatwoods and around small freshwater ponds, which are a natural habitat for wading birds. Trail options are easy to moderate. 

  • The Flatwoods Trail: 3.81 Miles
  • West Lake Loop: 0.7 Miles
Location: 357 Main Park Road, Santa Rosa Beach
Point Washington State Forest

Point Washington State Forest

Covering 15,000 acres, this forest offers explorers more than 27 miles of distinct trails.

Longleaf Greenway Trail:

  • East Trail: 2.5 miles, moderate
  • Middle Trail: 3.25 miles, moderate
  • Western Trail: 2.5 miles, easy

Eastern Lake Trail:

  • Orange Loop: 11 miles, difficult
  • Red Loop: 6 miles, moderate
  • Yellow Loop: 3.5 miles, moderate 
Location: 2447 South County Highway 395, Santa Rosa Beach
Kellogg Nature Center

Kellogg Nature Center

This trail is perfect for bird watching and outdoor recreation as it loops through pine flatwoods. 0.3 miles, easy.
Location: 776 E. Nursery Road, Santa Rosa Beach
Eden Gardens State Park

Eden Gardens State Park

Tour the historic Wesley Mansion or just walk among the extensive landscaped grounds that stretch to the Choctawhatchee Bay. 

  • Eden Gardens State Park Trail: 0.5 miles, easy 
  • Cassine Trail: .5 miles, easy to moderate – Connects to Point Washington State Forest.
Location: 181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach

Timpoochee Trail

19-mile multi-use path winds its way from Dune Allen in the west to Inlet Beach in the east through 12 of South Walton’s 16 beach communities. The trail is paved, protected and mostly level, with just a few Florida hills. 
Location: 6719 E. Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach

Deer Lake State Park

This state park is nestled alongside Deer Lake, a rare coastal dune lake. The 1.5-mile loop trail is located on the north side of Scenic Highway 30A across from the park entrance. 

Alys Beach Nature Trail

The northern portion of Alys Beach contains a 20-acre nature preserve that provides a .75-acre trail with most of it on an elevated boardwalk that offers views of slash pine forest, cypress trees, open meadows, and wildflowers.

Location: 140 Charles Street, Alys Beach

Watersound Trail

This trail can be accessed at Village Commons in Watersound Origins and offers a leisurely stroll on foot or a quiet bike ride through nature. This trail is 5 miles long and is easy to moderate.
Location: 530 Pathways Drive, Santa Rosa Beach

Greenway Trails

The multi-use trails trail includes timber bridges, wetlands and native vegetation. 

  • Greenway Hiking Trail: 875 feet, easy
  • Greenway Multi-Use Path: 1 mile, easy 
Location: 63 South Centre Trail, Santa Rosa Beach
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