Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

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The Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail corridor stretches nearly 47 miles from State Route 238 in Lake Butler to west of US 17 in Palatka. Currently, 20 miles of this route are paved and open for public use. The trail follows the bed of the former Norfolk-Southern Railroad right-of-way through Putnam, Clay, and Bradford counties, and will eventually extend into Union county as well.

The open segment runs from Keystone Heights through upland pine woods and a rural setting to the western outskirts of Palatka, where it mostly parallels State Route 100.

The rest of the Palatka-Lake Butler Trail is still under design and construction. There are plans to one day continue the trail toward the east coast of Florida and connect it to the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking areas can be found, from west to east:

  • along the main street of Keystone Heights (shopping mall parking)
  • at Twin Lakes Park
  • at the east end of Grandin and SR 100
  • where the trail crosses Holloway Road in Florahome
  • on Roberts Lane (shared with logging trucks)


Nice, cool trail with a bad dog.

   April, 2016 by dtravis1

The trail is excellent. Smooth, mostly straight and long with small grades. Interesting store in Florahome along the trail. Takes you back in time. Nice ride except for one little glitch. We began our ride at the corner of Roberts Ln. and 100. The more

Great Trail: Correction on Address

   February, 2016 by caroljeicher

This was a great trail to ride in Feb. However, the Twin Lakes parking area has an incorrect address. Our GPS took us to someone's home at 6065 Twin Lakes Rd. The parking area for the trail is found by turning at the 1st right on Twin Lakes Rd. The parking more

A smooth ride!

   February, 2016 by giffin

My husband and I stopped here to bike on our way from Sarasota to St. Augustine and had a lovely 30 mile ride. There are places to get water and use bathrooms along the way- we started at the Palatka end and rode 15 miles out and back. Only saw 6 other more