Blackwater Heritage State Trail

Blackwater Heritage State Trail


10 miles



Trail Network


Milton, FL
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About the Trail

Phone: 850-983-5338

This westernmost state rail-trail winds through the historic town of Milton.

The more than nine miles of paved trail offer an enjoyable trip through a quaint North Florida town and out into the countryside where wooden bridges cross several creeks, and native wildflowers dot the landscape.

Designated as a National Recreation Trail and part of Florida’s State Greenways and Trails System, this paved trail is the perfect venue for biking, running, walking, and skating, along with picnicking and bird-watching activities. Equestrians may use the paved trail or unpaved shoulder at their discretion; all trail users share bridges. Equestrian use is prohibited on the Military Heritage Trail.

The trail extends eight miles north to join the U.S. Navy’s 1.5-mile Military Heritage Trail, which ends at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field.

The Elva Street Trailhead is located near State Road 87 and U.S. Highway 90 in Milton. A visitor center, approximately one mile from the trailhead, offers parking, restrooms, picnic tables, grills, and a playground.


Trailhead Locations
Trailhead Name
Trailhead Location
Main Trailhead
5533 Alabama Street, Milton FL 32570
Southern/ Old Highway 90 Trailhead
6655 Old Highway 90, Milton, FL 32570
Milton Trailhead
6715 Elva Street, Milton, FL 32570
Munson Highway (Equestrian) Trailhead
5969 Munson Highway, Milton, FL 32570
Naval Air Station Whiting Field Trailhead
7050 Marty Martin Way, Milton, FL 3257
Maps and Other Files
Fit Course (.fit)
GPX Track (.gpx)
Map and Cue Sheets (PDF)
Official Park Brochure (PDF)