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Came from the east end of the trail. Parked across 98 where there was a little mall. Pretty well kept the whole way and goes through Seaside, Alys Beach, Watersound, etc. It does get very busy with foot traffic and when we went there were a bunch of high schoolers who had rented bikes so avoiding them was...interesting. You can take neighborhood roads off the trail to avoid some of the heavy foot traffic areas and also see some of the beautiful houses in these neighborhoods. The places in between the towns and to the west of the busy areas are great. Lots of places to stop and grab a bite to eat if you like.
We started out at Grayton Beach State Park it cost 5.00 to park ,it has restrooms and beach access. This is in the middle of the trail. We wanted to take our time so we divided it into two days, Day 1 took us down the trail which follows the road , there is about a 4 foot divider between road and trail in most places. You cross over the road a few times but at crossing system that alerts drivers to stop and let bikes and walkers across. You will pass many rental homes,stores and Restaurants. If you are there early you can have a great coffee at the Bad *** coffee company. We stopped several times along the way at stores and went to the end and went to Stinkys Restaurant for lunch. Very Good. Then made our way back. Day 2 Went to the East it was very crowded lots of bikes and walkers. In one spot you have to get off your bike and walk thru, this is by the park that has many Food Trucks. This trail crosses over the road a few more times then the west side. Shops and Restaurants all over. Take your time and enjoy the trail.
We started at Salinas Park, has a bathroom, beach access and a boardwalk. It is riding along a road that is not very busy. There are some shops and restaurants to stop by and enjoy. You are mostly out in the sun on this one , be sure to take water with you. Enjoy
the trail at Sam Adkins Park at the bridge has boards across it and is closed at this time. There is also a tree on the bridge as well. So skip this area for now
Nice wide paved paths in a safe area. Some of the paths are in scenic wooded areas. Hopefully they’ll expand the trails in the future. Take the path to the west and check out Conservation Park. Miles of dirt trails, some smooth enough for our cruisers. It’s a beautiful place. We did see a big cat cross the paved path behind us as we were leaving.
Great trail, busy beautiful!!
We rode the trail on a late September morning and had a great time. We parked on a public beach lot and rode east to Rosemary beach for a total of about 30 miles round trip. The trail is well kept and we had shade for about half of the ride (there was less as the sun went overhead). For the most part, people we encountered on the trail were friendly and courteous but it did get a little congested around Seaside. It’s a nice, relaxing ride on a smooth asphalt trail.
This trail seemed to go on forever. We parked at Salinas park, which has clean restrooms, beach access, and a gorgeous boardwalk overlooking the bay. We did 16 miles round trip, with a stop at the beach. But you could go even further if desired.
I live in the area. During tourist season it can get quite crowded (as do the highways and grocery stores). During off season it is a pleasant ride. No walkers 3 abreast and not paying attention to your bell. I’ve now just started to shout bike on the left and that helps. The areas this trail follows has a lot of beach rentals and the little towns are just crawling with people. Views are pretty but there are other trailsduring peak season.
The paved part that starts at Frank Brown Park is great. I expected more from the conservation park on the west end. We rode everlasting trails totaling about 12 miles and saw 3 ducks the whole time. I was expecting to see much more wild life during May but there was none. Not even any fish in the waterways. So partly good and part just ok.
Why Spend money to build a trail If you are not going to maintain it? The asphalt is in decent shape, with the expected cracks and upheaval. The benches along the trail are mostly rotted as is the fitness stations. The bridge near the north end is not safe - many rotted planks. Parts of the trail have a lot of litter. The restroom at the boat ramp is pretty gross. After all that the trail was a good short exercise experience. Signage to the trailheads are non-existent.
Just to let people know, conservation park at the west end has a 9 mile loop that I frequently ride. It is dirt/ gravel so no road bikes. Im not sure if all the other trails allow bikes but its all posted. Im adding a picture that shows the trails.
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