Chipola

Much of the Chipola Section unfortunately remains roadwalk, with the notable exceptions of the Blountstown Greenway and the Altha Trail.
The Blountstown Greenway is a paved, 3.5-mile multi-use linear trail that leads hikers and bikers from the Panhandle Pioneer Museum and Sam Atkins Park on the west side of Blountstown, through the center of town, past the Railroad Museum, and down to the banks of the Apalachicola River. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement at the west end of the Greenway is one of Blountstown’s most interesting attractions.  Blountstown, now a Florida Trail Gateway Community, provides through hikers with a post office, motels, several restaurants, and lots of shopping opportunities.
The Altha Trail, built by the Panhandle Chapter in 2011, provides a lovely wilderness “oasis” in the center of a long roadwalk between US 231 and Blountstown. The trail provides primitive riverfront camping areas for Florida Trail through hikers, and overlooks the famous Look and Tremble Rapids on the Chipola River. The western trailhead for the 1.5-mile Altha Trail is a parking area located where the Chipola River crosses SR 274.

The Hinson Trail, also in the Chipola Section, is a beautiful new trail just south of Marianna.  For more information contact the Panhandle Chapter