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Bob's Bicycles Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Our Favorite Bike rides in and around Okaloosa County, Florida

Find your next bike ride near Fort Walton Beach and go exploring on Two Wheels!

Paved Trails

RANGER CAMP ROAD -38 miles - (click on map icon to see a google map of route)

Entrance is approx. 5.5 miles east of the Fairgrounds off of Lewis Turner Blvd. Park to the right on the side of the road.

Directions:

Ride 8 miles to first stop sign & turn left.

Ride 5 miles to dead end & turn left.

Follow the road approx 5.5 miles near airstrip for turnaround point.

Must get a pass from the Jackson Guard to be on Air Force Property. Jackson Guard in Niceville -107 Hwy 85 North, in Niceville


NAVARRE-PENSACOLA BEACH ROAD -34 miles total down & back -

Turn onto Navarre Beach Causeway off of Hwy 98. Turn right onto Gulf Blvd to find public parking.

Ride is a straight shot through the Gulf National Seashore to Pensacola beach. Approx 9.5 miles of non-residential beach/water views. This ride can get very windy; you will be either riding with the wind or against it.


30A SCENIC HWY BIKE PATH -18 miles one way -

30A Hwy is about 2 miles east past Sandestin on the right off of Hwy 98.

Bike path begins at Dune Allen Beach & runs to Rosemary beach. Very scenic along beach, great vacation towns along route with lots to do. Leisure/relaxed ride. There will be other pedestrians and cyclists sharing the path.


SCENIC HWY 98 -5 miles one way -

Turn south on Matthew Ave off of Hwy 98. Turn east to start ride on Scenic Hwy 98.

Leisure ride on slower portion of 98, very scenic. Lots of other pedestrians and stop signs.


NEIGHBORHOOD RIDE (behind Publix & Uptown Station)

Follow Brooks St behind store east, under the bridge, to a nice quiet neighborhood. This huge residential area will take you to Ferry Park and Uptown Station. There are lots of twists and turns, so be prepared to explore the neighborhood..


OKALOOSA ISLAND/SANTA ROSA BLVD -

Sidewalk & shoulder on north side of island. Approx 1.7miles one way + short neighborhood turns along route. 7 public beach access points. Walkers & runners sharing path


BLACKWATER HERITAGE STATE TRAIL

https://www.floridastateparks.org/trail/Blackwater

This 8.5-mile paved trail winds through the town of Milton and ends at Whiting Field Naval Air Station.


The trailhead is located on the corner of Highway 87 and U.S. Highway 90.

Off-Road Trails

TIMBERLAKE TRAIL

Entrance is at Range Camp Road off of Lewis Turner Blvd.

Various trails for degree of difficulty/length. About 4-9 miles. Singletrack

Must get a range pass from the Jackson Guard in Niceville -107 Hwy 85 North, in Niceville


Pine Log State Forest

DIRECTIONS

Pine Log State Forest is found near Ebro, Florida in northwestern Bay and southwestern Washington Counties. The forest is approximates 14 miles north of Panama City Beach, on State Road 79. Access to Pine Log State Forest is available on Highway 79 or on open forest roads. Travel is allowed throughout the forest on open forest roads.

Get detailed trail info at: http://www.stateparks.com/pine_log_state_forest_in_florida.html.


Point Washington State Forest

Location Info

Point Washington State Forest is located in the southernmost portion of Walton County. The forest is approximately 9 miles south of the town of Freeport on U.S. Highway 98.

The Highlight of this park is the Eastern Lake Trail System. It is made up of three double-track loop trails. You can ride any of the 3.5-, 5- or 10-mile loops. The trail system can be accessed at the parking lot and trailhead on County Road 395.

Check out more info about the park at http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Point-Washington-State-Forest and here's a link to a high rez Point Washington Trail Map PDF.


Red Bay Dirt Road Ride

The Red Bay dirt road rides begin and end at Red Bay Grocery. The routes are a mix of paved + dirt roads. The dirt roads are primarily hard-packed with a number of hills! Check out this map from RidewithGPS consists of a 60 mile route with several shorter alternative routes.

Want to turn it into a century dirt Ride? Check out this ride from Mapmyride.com.


University of West Florida (UWF) Trails

The UWF Trails are part of the University's campus in Pensacola, FL. The super clean trails are courtesy of the Pensacola mountain bike club, Pensacola Off-Road Cyclists (PORC). Check out their PORC website for more details and information.


LOCAL CYCLING CLUBS & INFO

Emerald Coast Cyclists www.eccyclists.com

Emerald Coast Tri Club www.ectriclub.org

Adventure Club http://www.cll-fwb.org/CLL_AdventureClub.html

Trail Bike Girls -Facebook Group- Trail bike girls

Tri Gulf Coast www.trigulfcoast.org

Pensacola Off Road Cyclists www.porc.org

Bob's Bicycles of Fort Walton Beach does not guarantee the safety or condition of any of the rides listed. We have found these to be the most popular spots for cycling from both locals and tourists.