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Get Out There – the Trails are Waiting

With miles of paved and unpaved trails and boardwalks, there's no shortage of ways to experience the Pensacola Bay Area on foot. Just remember, as you explore, be mindful that you're stepping through Mother Nature’s backyard. Check out some area favorites.



Discovery Trail at Johnson Beach

Perdido Key

Discovery Nature Trail

This half-mile family-friendly hike takes you on a raised boardwalk through dunes, pine trees, salt marsh outlooks, and brings you to a beautiful view of Grand Lagoon.


Kayaking at Big Lagoon State Park

Perdido Key

Big Lagoon State Park

Get outdoors on a 4.9-mile birding trail and 2-mile estuary trail. The park features an amphitheater, fishing, wildlife, swimming and more. It also serves as a prime location for crabbing (and weddings).


Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

Perdido Key

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve

This state park's elevated boardwalk gives you a view of its four rare, carnivorous pitcher plant species. Enjoy the 6.5-mile Perdido Bay trail and the wheelchair-accessible 1.5-mile Tarkiln Bayou Trail.


Eco Beach Trail

Pensacola Beach

Footprints in the Sand Eco Trail

Find out the secret to Pensacola Beach's white sand and more. This trail features about 30 educational signs stationed across the island, each one exploring a different ecological topic.


Colonial Archaeological Trail - Tivoli House

Downtown Pensacola

Colonial Archaeological Trail

Pick up your free trail guide at the Tivoli House in Historic Pensacola Village and head out on this walking tour of ruins and other exhibits.


Walkway at Bluffs trail

East Pensacola

Bay Bluffs Park

This network of wooden boardwalks and trails descend from the aptly named Scenic Highway to the shoreline below at Bay Bluffs Park on Escambia Bay.

Other Notable Trails

Pensacola Photo Trail   •   Edward Ball Nature Trail   •   Geocaching in Pensacola   •   Great Florida Birding Trail   •   Pensacola Maritime Trail 


Plan Your Walks Now

No need to wait until you get here to scope out your options. Check out your choices below.

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