Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

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The Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail currently runs through the communities of Armstrong, Elkton, and Vermont Heights in northeastern Florida. Much of the route follows State Route 207, hence its former name as the State Road 207 Rail-Trail. Views are a mix of woodlands and rural landscapes.

One day, the trail will stretch 19 miles from Palatka to the coastline's St. Augustine. Long-range plans include a connection to the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail as part of a developing 260-mile, five-county regional network known as the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop. The network is part of the East Coast Greenway.

Parking and Trail Access

A trailhead and parking are available off State Road 207 near Interstate 95 in Vermont Heights at the north end of the trail.


Park on County Road 305 if riding south toward Hastings

   November, 2016 by jeraldpross

We parked on a small dead-end section of Old State Road 207, which is right off current SR 207 about 3 miles SW of I 95. Good place to park if you're going to ride back toward St. Augustine (which doesn't go all the way through BTW), but if you're riding more

Trail is clear

   October, 2016 by melmjar

Rode the trail from Vermont Heights to Hastings on Thursday October 27th. All hurricane debris has been removed and the surface is in great shape. read more

Hurricane Matthew Update

   October, 2016 by msr1956

From the trailhead parking lot toward St A, the trail is still open. About 2.8 miles from the trailhead towed Hastings there are many trees down and the trail is impassible until it is cleared. read more