A network of linear paved trails radiating from a central trailhead at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Gayle’s Trails provide cyclists the opportunity to ride out and back on three routes, two of which are along forested corridors between trailheads.
Location: Panama City Beach
Length: Up to 19.5 miles round-trip on paved trails
Lat-Long: 30.23311, -85.87752
Fees / Permits: Free
Restroom: Just north of the trailhead
Parking adjoins the trailhead kiosk.
Heading west from the trailhead, the paved trail goes down an arrow-straight corridor in the woods to reach SR 79. Here, you can continue north to the West Bay Bridge on a paved route paralleling SR 79, ending at the bridge after 4.7 miles for your turn-around point. You can also cross the highway at a well-marked at-grade crossing and continue to Conservation Park, a favorite of regional cyclists for its 24 miles of off-road trails after the pavement ends.
Heading east from the trailhead through Frank Brown Park, cyclists can follow several different routes through the park to ride out to the Colony Club subdivison and back, a round-trip of nearly 5 miles.