While this region is best known for its beaches – and plenty of interpretive trails lead you there – to the north of Panama City Beach lie vast tracts of land for backpacking and day hiking, including the state’s oldest state forest, Pine Log State Forest, and the beautiful Econfina Creek watershed.
Activities by Map
- Tegus establish a foothold in Florida (7/31/2014) - It's big. It's colorful. And it's the newest non-native species to establish breeding populations in Florida. Meet the black and white tegu.
- Gayle’s Trails (4/11/2014) - A network of paved trails north of US 98, Gayle's Trails connect two major parks in Panama City Beach with nearby neighborhoods.
- How to keep alert to flood dangers on the Florida Trail (3/2/2013) - When the North Florida and the Florida Panhandle experience severe flooding along major rivers and their tributaries, add in icy temperatures and it’s a recipe for hypothermia for hiking on trails that parallel or cross river and stream basins. These issues affect the Florida Trail along the entire length of the Suwannee River, as well […]
- Panama City Beach Conservation Park Opens (10/28/2011) - The newest trail system in Bay County has its Grand Opening tomorrow from 12-2 as Panama City Beach Conservation Park becomes a reality. Encompassing over 2,200 acres along the back bay, these former pine plantations of the St Joe Company are slowly undergoing hydrologic restoration to bring back the natural bayfront wet flatwoods, punctuated by […]
- Secret Spring (3/6/2009) - Here’s another one that’ll get trotted out in earnest on the Florida Hikes! blog once I transcribe all my notes from the hike. Talk about a beauty spot, and a hard-won one. I found this treasure deep within the forests of Washington County, between Fountain and Ebro, north of Panama City, after a rigorous several […]