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 areas can be found, from west to east:
- along the main street of Keystone Heights (shopping mall parking)
- at Twin Lakes Park (6065 Twin Lakes Road)
- at the east end of Grandin and SR 100
- where the trail crosses Holloway Road in Florahome
- on Roberts Lane (shared with logging trucks)