Located on Florida's Forgotten Coast near Carrabelle, Tate's Hell State Forest covers over 200,000 acres, with a wide range of habitats.
This is a really, really wild place that's surrounded by other incredibly wild places. If you're looking to get seriously into the thick of things, Tate's Hell State Forest is where you want to be.
Or perhaps you just want a peek into Tate's Hell State Forest and see what it's all about. That's where the High Bluff Hiking Trail comes in handy - it's a four-mile well-marked walk into coastal scrub and flatwoods habitats. It's a linear hike, meaning you'll need to plan to tack on four miles for the return trip if you do the whole thing.
The trail is super easy to find, with two trailheads (east and west) located right on US 98. Look for the large brown forestry signs near the entrances. The High Bluff Hiking Trail is also part of the Florida Forest Service's Trailwalker Program. For directions and more information, visit www.floridaforestservice.com/state_forests/tates_hell.html.