Your Guide to Hiking in the Florida Forgotten Coast

Hiking in the Port St. Joe, Florida, area offers a unique and exhilarating outdoor experience that showcases the natural beauty of the region. Situated along the pristine Gulf Coast, this charming coastal town is surrounded by a diverse landscape that caters to hikers of all skill levels. The mild climate of Florida's Gulf Coast allows for year-round hiking. The winter season is especially attractive for those looking to escape colder climates, making Port St. Joe a popular destination for snowbirds.

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The 3 Best Hiking Trails in Port St Joe, Florida
  1. Maritime Hammock Nature Trail

This is one of the most popular hiking trails at T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park in Port St Joe, Florida. This half-mile trail winds through three distinct natural communities that feature a coastal hammock, sand scrub, and depression marsh. Along the way, you can find two benches overlooking the bay shore, perfect for relaxing and mauve snapping a couple of Instagram-worthy photos.

  1. St Joseph Bay Trail

This is generally considered an easy trail with breathtaking views of T.H. Stone St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. It is just one mile long and takes most people less than half an hour to complete. On this sandy trail, you will see dunes, flatland ecosystems, and beautiful bay views. This is also a great hiking trail in Florida for birdwatching.

  1. Loggerhead Run Bike Trail

This is an easy but long hiking trail in Port St Joe, Florida, at 11 miles and just 59 feet in elevation gain. It takes most people around three hours to complete. Along the way, you'll find spots with beach access and restaurants.

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