Explore the Creek Trail in Santa Rosa Beach

October 7, 2011

Local residents Susan Paladini and Caroling Geary enjoy a morning walk on the Creek Trail. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Four miles of meandering trails a pleasant walk or bike ride

Many folks aren’t aware of a great little trail to explore in Santa Rosa Beach. Located around the busy South Walton Government Annex buildings, the Creek Trail offers more than four miles of hiking and biking enjoyment. Easily accessible, one can meander through the trails and enjoy the beauty of South Walton’s natural resources.

One of the several bridges which provide a scenic overlook into the wetlands and ponds along the Creek Trail. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

The Creek Trail boasts forest footpaths, multi-use paved trails, and bridges crossing over wetlands areas.  A variety of trees such as sand pine, scrub oak, magnolia, titi, pond cypress and wax myrtle provide a shaded canopy throughout a portion of the trail system.

If you are looking for a short hike, bike ride or a great way to pass some time, head over to the Creek Trail.

Most of the Creek Trail is located around the northwest corner of U.S. Hwy. 98 and U.S. Hwy. 331. The trail can be accessed at a variety of locations. ::TRAIL MAP::