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Econfina Creek

Econfina Trail in Econfina Section – 18 miles
The 18 miles of Florida National Scenic Trail in the Econfina Section are viewed by many hikers as some of the most beautiful in the entire State of Florida. The Econfina Trail passes through public property managed by the Northwest Florida Water Management District. This popular trail leads hikers through rugged ravines and tunnels of mountain laurel and wild azalea, for an experience similar to a walk in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, especially in spring when the flowers are in bloom. Much of the trail follows Econfina Creek through wooded areas of lush vegetation. The trail passes by a lovely 10-foot waterfall, and crosses many bridges, including two impressive 60-ft suspension bridges called Fender and Two Penny.  Primary trail access points are the Scott Rd Trailhead off US 231 north of Fountain, and the SR 20 Trailhead near Pitt Spring on SR 20 between SR 77 and US 231.  Another access point is Walsingham Bridge, accessible via Strickland Rd near Pitt Spring on SR 20.  For more information contact the Panhandle Chapter