Portions of this 4-mile trail follow the former Marianna and Blountstown Railroad, which served the area from 1909 to 1972. Connecting Pioneer Settlement with the Apalachicola River, the trail passes through the heart of the charming town of Blountstown, the seat of Calhoun County. A spur trail heads north at Franklin Street, following that street to parallel with CR 17; it ends where CR 17 intersects with 11th Street.
This trail is also a segment of the larger Florida National Scenic Trail system.
Parking and Trail Access
Blountstown, Florida, is about 50 miles west of Tallahassee along State Road 20. The trail's mid-point is in the center of Blountstown on SR 69, about 1 block north of SR 20. In addition to parking and town amenities, a historic railroad exhibit may also be found at this trail head.
This trail was on our way from the beach to the Tallahassee area on SR 20 so we had lunch in Blountstown and found the trail with some help from the restaurant staff. Hint: the trail runs under SR 20 on the east side of town so you will not see it from ...
Nice early morning ride
Nice scenic trail... fairly smooth pavement and wide path. Slight incline along some portions of the route (especially near the park). Several stops along the route for road crossings but they are well marked and easy to negotiate.
We started from ...