Trails connect us—to our communities, to nature, and to each other. Celebrate trailsWe’re honoring that connection with Celebrate Trails Day on April 27, 2024. Held annually on the fourth Saturday in April, the event celebrates America’s trails, including the many here in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

Learn more during the Celebrate Trails Day event on Saturday, April 27 at Waterfront Park in Palm Coast. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include fun games and activities, updates on park improvements, and more.  

Take a look at our Trails & Parks Guide for Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

Top Hiking and Biking Trails in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail – Approx. 7 miles (14-miles roundtrip)
1350 Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast

This paved trail follows an old railroad corridor that was once used to transport cement and other materials. Today, the Lehigh Trail provides an up-close look at Florida’s natural beauty and wildlife. Walk, bike, or blade your way along the tree-lined asphalt path, stopping to peek at waterfowl, deer, alligators, and more. The trail begins at the Lehigh Greenway Trailhead located at Colbert Lane in Palm Coast and runs approximately 7 miles before terminating at U.S. 1 north of Bunnell. It runs parallel to the Lehigh Canal for much of its length and passes through Graham Swamp Preserve and Palm Coast Town Center. Other access points include Old Kings Road and Belle Terre Parkway. Of note—there are several road crossings along the way, so be sure to pay attention to road signage for safe crossing. We vote the Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail as one of the best trails for hiking and biking in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

Graham Swamp Preserve Trail – East and West
5135 Colbert Lane in Palm Coast (East Access) and 1125 Old Kings Road N. in Palm Coast (West Access)

Cyclists, this one’s for you! Graham Swamp Preserve Trail (East) is a rugged 5.5-mile dirt trail loop that winds through wooded terrain on the southern end of Graham Swamp. A top bike trail in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches, this one is full of steep climbs and descents.

For a light walk, head to the western side of Graham Swamp Preserve via Old Kings Road. Here you’ll find a 2.18 mile, ten-foot-wide coquina trail. Parts of the trail feature an elevated boardwalk that leads out over the swamp. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like birds, snakes, and gators.

Linear Park
31 Greenway Court in Palm Coast

Nestled between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Palm Coast Parkway, Linear Park is a hidden gem with several short trails and access to the larger trail system that runs throughout Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. The four small trails are all under half a mile: Live Oak Trail (.23 miles), Magnolia Trail (.23 miles), Sabal Palm Trail (.23 miles) and the Saw Palmetto Trail (.42 miles). Some are paved, while others are shell or dirt. The Saw Palmetto Trail is a great unpaved trail for beginner mountain bikers. Linear Park also has a playground, restroom facilities, and picnic pavilions. Want to extend your walk or bike ride? Continue on the St. Joe Walkway for a mile and then hop on the Intracoastal Waterway Trail.

St. Joe Walkway – Approx. 1 mile

This short trail clocks in at about one mile and connects Linear Park to the Intracoastal Waterway Trail (below). It’s designated as a Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail—over 40 migratory and wading birds frequent the area, making it a must for bird enthusiasts. Learn more about birding in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

Intracoastal Waterway Trail – Approx. 2 miles (4-miles roundtrip)
150 Waterfront Park Road in Palm Coast

Winding from Waterfront Park to the Hammock Dunes Bridge, this 2-mile trail provides serene views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Dolphins and manatees can often be spotted gliding through the water. For cyclists, Waterfront Park features a bicycle maintenance station with a tire pump, pressure gauge, and tools. We vote this one of our top places for an easy bike ride in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.