Blackwater River State Forest in Northwest Florida
The Blackwater River State Foret offers a natural retreat set amidst the beautiful rolling hills of northwest Florida. Reaching from Conecuh National Forest along the Alabama border toward Eglin Air Force Base, this state forest is Floridaâ€™s largest at nearly 190,000 acres. The forest is characterized by its many streams, including the namesake Blackwater River, that flow gently south as they make their way to the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the northern extent of the state forest, the Wiregrass Trail is certified as a segment of the lorida National Scenic Trail and a portion is included in the Division of Forestryâ€™s Trailwalker Program. Among its highlights, the trail takes hikers through part of one of the largest remaining stands of longleaf pine/wiregrass natural community found anywhere.
The hiking trail is blazed orange. Heading northwest from the North Hurricane Lake Recreation Area, the trail is 6.4 miles to the terminus at the Alabama border. Heading southeast, it is 6.3 miles to the Jackson Red Ground Trail, which i a continuation of the Florida National Scenic Trail.
Directions: Google Directions
orth Hurricane Lake Recreation Area
From Munson, head east on SR 4 2.8 miles to Hurricane Lake Road. Turn left onto Hurricane Lake Road (which eventually becomes Beaver Creek Road) and continue north 8.6 miles to Bullard Church Road. Turn right and continue 1.1 miles to ichols Road. Take a right and continue to the recreation area. Go to the kiosk in the campground
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|Miles||Trail Name||Short Description|
|10||Jackson Red Ground Trail||Blackwater River State Forest in northwest Florida|
|16||Open Pond Trail||Trail through the southern end of Conecuh National Forest|
|16||Five Runs Loop Trail||Trail along its namesake creek in the Conecuh National Forest|
|16||North Loop Trail||Segment of the Conecuh Trail|
|16||Conecuh Trail||Trail through Conecuh National Forest|