Nature Coast State Trail

Providing an excellent opportunity to ride, the trail consists of two primary alignments built along former rail lines that meet at Wilcox Junction. It connects the communities of Cross City, Trenton, Fanning Springs and Chiefland. A historic train trestle carries the trail across the Suwannee River near Old Town. Trail users can cool off in 72-degree water in nearby Fanning Springs State Park, or watch for more wildlife at Andrews Wildlife Management Area.

The Nature Coast State Trail provides an excellent opportunity to experience the Sunshine State's Natural North Florida. Today, visitors can retrace this historic route of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad, traversing 32 miles of Florida's beautiful Nature Coast region. Officially part of Florida's Greenways and Trails System, this state trail has also been designated as a National Recreation Trail®.

Trail Map

See where this trail will take you, start to finish.



Bicycling, Birding, Equestrian Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking


Grills, Picnic Area

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Hours of Operation

Hours: 8 a.m. - sundown