Putnam County is quickly becoming one of the trail capitals of Florida, offering miles of biking, cycling, and paddling trails. Listed as an official “Florida Trail Town” meaning it’s a vibrant destination where people come together. It is a place where trail users can venture off a hiking, biking, equestrian or paddling trail to enjoy the amenities and unique heritage of the community, benefiting the town economically and socially. Below are just a few of the MANY trails and byways near Palatka.

PALATKA TO LAKE BUTLER STATE TRAIL

The park features 19 miles of paved trails and connections to further trails and parks, including the Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park.

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RAVINE GARDENS STATE PARK

Cyclists will enjoy the Ravine Loop for hiking and biking tours with 1.8 miles of paved roads that curve around fantastic ravine views. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are longer trails to explore on bike, including St. Augustine and Palatka Trail.

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BEST ALLTRAILS HIKES – PALATKA

Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you.

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RODMAN CAMP

This campsite is the perfect getaway for a weekend of fantastic cycling and hiking. Rodman Campground offers lots of activities, including fishing, boating, bird watching, and Geo-seeking. The park provides paved cycling trails and loops around the campsites, alongside well-maintained outdoor spaces and access to beautiful shoreline views.

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DUNN’S CREEK STATE PARK

Dunn Creek Conservation Area is the perfect place to take your bicycle and tent for the weekend and explore all the natural scenery. It’s a fabulous place for spotting wildlife, bird watching, and exploring the lake on your canoe or kayak.

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PUTNAM BLUEWAYS & TRAILS

This local nonprofit protects and promotes the blueways and trails of Putnam County. Visit their website for the latest info on trails and activities.

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