On this 3.5-mile segment of the Florida Trail in Etoniah State Forest, you’ll encounter the rare Etonia rosemary and a number of sinkholes in the pine forests and scrub
Etoniah Creek State Forest
Hiking, biking, paddling, camping, and other outdoor recreation in Etoniah Creek State Forest west of Palatka. The forest is home to the picturesque Etoniah Creek ravine, which can be seen along the Florida Trail. It is also known for its botanically unique Etonia rosemary (Conradina etonia), which was first found here and is only found in the Palatka area. The Palatka-Lake Butler Trail passes through the south end of the forest, while the Florida Trail traverses it diagonally. Several other trails offer shorter hikes.
Address: 390 Holloway Rd, Florahome
Land Manager: Florida Forest Service
With a corridor spanning nearly 50 miles through North Florida, the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail provides paved trail for riders and an unpaved corridor used by the Florida Trail