Eastern Lake Trail

Location: Northwestern Florida
Trip Starts: Country Highway 395
Trip Ends: Country Highway 395
Total Distance: 5.8 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Red, Yellow, Orange Trails
Trail Traffic: Light
Trip Type: Day Hike
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Point Washington State Forest
5865 E. U.S. Hwy. 98
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-6046
(850) 267-8325

East Lake Trail

Point Washington State Forest is part of the Point Washington Wildlife Management Area and is reulated by the The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission during the hunting season. The Eastern Lake Trail System was the first trail established in the forest. This trail system consists of three double-track loop trails. Hikers and bikers can follow loops that range from 3.5 to 5 or event 10 miles.

On our we, we started the Eastern Lake Trail a small parking area at Country Highway 395. The route we walked joined the yellow, red, and orange trails for a loop hike that totaled nearly six miles. The trail consists of mostly packed sand and is also used by mountain bikers – although we didn’t see any once we left the trailhead. There are a series of sandy roads that cross the Eastern Lake Trail at times so watch the blazes carefully. This hike is suitable for all ages and there are a variety of loops and distances that you can piece together to hike these trails. There is also a small day use fee that you can pay in a box at the trailhead.

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