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Miles of Trails in Flagler County, FL
Did you know that Flagler County has more than 72 miles of trails that are perfect for hiking or biking? You can walk a leisurely beach dune trail, explore a hammock of winding trails through a maritime forest or take a walk back in time on trails rich with Flagler County’s history. No matter how you choose to experience Flagler County’s trails, you are sure to have an adventure the entire family can enjoy.
A few of the highlights:
- PRINCESS PLACE PRESERVE
The preserve is the site of the Princess Estate, a lodge dating back to the late 1800s. There are 16 miles of various hiking and equestrian trails winding through forests of pine, hardwoods and a variety of shrubs and ferns. Hikers can trek along fresh water ponds surrounded by century old live oaks, stroll down a wooden bridge leading to Legacy Island and an open marsh area or take the rustic trail along Pellicer Creek that has 2 observation decks along the way. There are also 4 miles of equestrian trails within the beautifully wooded Preserve.
- MALA COMPRA PLANTATION GREENWAY TRAIL
Winding through a 323 acre Greenway, this combination walking trail and bike path travels through maritime oak hammock and ocean scrub parallel to A1A from Marineland to Flagler Beach.
- BULOW WOODS TRAIL
The Bulow Woods Trail is a 6.8 mile hiking and biking trail that runs from The Fairchild Oak in Bulow Creek State Park to Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site winding through one of the largest remaining forests of Southern Live Oaks in the state. The northern section is recommended for half-day hikes. This trail proves to be good for beginning cyclists as it is largely flat and a single track. The trail crosses through woods before entering Bulow Hammock where the shaded path winds through a cathedral-like canopy of live oaks. White-tailed deer, barred owls and raccoons are commonly seen. Both canoe/kayak and a boat launch are within the State Park.
- HAW CREEK PRESERVE
Tucked away in western Flagler County, Haw Creek Preserve is the home to a 1.2 mile boardwalk trail that passes through a cypress oak and hardwood swamp while bordering the dark waters of Haw Creek. The boardwalk has four observation decks that are perfect for relaxing, watching wildlife or fishing. Both a canoe/kayak and boat launch is available.
- RIVER TO SEA PRESERVE
Two major trails exist within this Preserve that reaches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway. The Scrub Loop starts at the entrance of the trailhead and converges with the Matanzas Hammock Loop. Hikers will enjoy the trip through oak scrub and hardwood hammock. The combined distance of the two is 1.3 miles. You cannot access the Matanzas Hammock Loop except through the Scrub Loop.
- FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
There are approximately 20 miles of trails winding through beautiful forests along Pellicer Creek open for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The trailhead is located at the Caldwell Dairy Barn. The Raymon Tucker trail leads east via a pedestrian bridge over I-95 to the Princess Place trails. Guided horseback trail rides and orienteering trails are provided.
To easily navigate your way through Flagler County’s trails system our Complete Nature & Trails Guide has helpful information about our trails and a map to navigate your exploration. This convenient Ecofriendly, Waterproof Guide will easily fit in your back pocket to assist you throughout your journey.
We want you to enjoy each minute and immerse yourself in Flagler County’s natural surroundings. If you don’t find what you are looking for in our guide take a look on www.visitflagler.org.