Florida's Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail

Location: Sopchoppy, FL, United States

This 24.5-mile out-and-back consists of the Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail, a paved bicycle/pedestrian trail extending from Mashes Sands County Park in southern Wakulla County along Surf Road to the City of Sopchoppy. The trail provides an outdoor experience for biking and light hiking through a small remote coastal community, the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the historic City of Sopchoppy. It provides a view of wild marshes, tidal creeks, native wildlife and vegetation, the historic Sopchoppy Train Depot and lots of wide-open sky.

The trailhead is located at the end of State Road 372/Mashes Sands County Park, a 10-minute drive from U.S. 98, just south of Panacea. Amenities at Mashes Sands County Park consist of picnic facilities, restrooms, parking and a boat ramp. Please note that there are no public amenities or shelters along the trail. While this is a grade-separated trail, there are numerous driveway aprons along the first few miles. Watch for residential traffic entering the roadway. For more information about the area, check out VisitWakulla.com.

The Original Florida Tourism Task Force (dba Visit Natural North Florida) and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council do not warrant the safety of the routes on this map for use by bicyclists. Bicyclists should use these routes only if they have the adequate skill level as bicyclists, and bicyclists must make that determination. All the roads shown are used by automobiles and trucks, and bicyclists assume the risks for their own safety when using the roads and/or routes indicated on this map. The Original Florida Tourism Task Force, the local governments in which these bicycle routes are located and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council are not responsible for any damages whatsoever from its use.