Point Washington State Forest

Point Washington State Forest, Santa Rosa Beach: Address, Point Washington State Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

Point Washington State Forest

Point Washington State Forest
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luv4phood
Marietta, GA612 contributions
Quiet trail for a good workout!
Nov 2020
Get off the busy bike trail of 30A and enjoy the quiet of the Eastern Lake Trail. There is parking at the trailhead on County Highway 395. There are three different options: the yellow trail (3.5 miles), the red trail (5 miles) and the orange trail (11 miles). We found only a few other bikers on the orange trail. The trail is nearly entirely flat with very little elevation change. The most challenging part of the trail is navigating the deep sand on a few sections and the tree roots on other sections. This is a great trail for a change of pace away from the bike trail along 30A.
Written 17 December 2020
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Ltmc01
Decatur, GA135 contributions
Great bike trail
Aug 2020 • Couples
I had a great week riding along 30A and along the Longleaf Greenway. It had rained a lot, but the trail dried out each day.
Written 28 August 2020
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Ltmc01
Decatur, GA135 contributions
Blue trail between 395 and 30a
Aug 2019 • Solo
I’ve ridden eastbound a number of times on the Longleaf Trail. Today I headed west from 395. The trail is marked with blue paint and it’s wider in a lot of places than the rest of the Longleaf Trail. There is a new loop that goes to Western Lake. And the blue trail takes you out on 30a at a new parking area on Western Lake.

It’s probably between 2 and 3 miles in the Woods. I saw a deer, and there is nice signage about the plants and animals.
Written 6 August 2019
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Sondra G
30 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2019 • Family
Forest has great bike trails. There are also horse trails!
Get out in the forest and your blood pressure goes down.
Written 24 February 2019
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Bigmama
3 contributions
Beautiful day hike through the pines.
Feb 2019 • Couples
Great hiking in the Eastern Lake trail loop. Beautiful and serene.
Bring water - the trail is long.it is flat and easy with only one area we had to detour around due to standing water after heavy rains.
The topography here is beautiful with old pines, dense scrub, a sandy floor and lots of pine needles to cushion a seasoned hikers’ knees and ankles.
You can mountain bike too. Some roads throughout rather bumpy.
Enjoy the ride!
Written 13 February 2019
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Whitney S
Gloucester26 contributions
Fun trails
Dec 2017 • Friends
I have not walked this but seen people walk it. We have always driven through and it's neat to go back in all the areas near 30a and see the untouched sides.
Written 25 December 2017
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Ltmc01
Decatur, GA135 contributions
Great place to ride a bike
Nov 2017 • Couples
30A is known for its 20 mile bike path. I have discovered the trails through Port Washington State Forest, and they are a lot of fun, too. They are a great place for solitude and natural beauty.

The stretch between Satinwood Road and Hwy 82 is pretty easy. The stretch between there and Grayton Beach Road (283) is harder—the map calls it moderate. The last stretch between 283 and 395 is also moderate,but I found it the most difficult as there are lots of quick switchbacks between long leaf pine trees. It’s a beautiful forest!

I actually lost the trail on that last stretch as it intersects with lots of logging roads.

I would recommend riding it with the Yoko Bike Club, which leaves from the store at Gulf Place on Saturday mornings. It’s about a 15 mile ride if you do all of the trail legs and return to Gulf Place.
Written 20 November 2017
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Robyn G
Dallas, Texas284 contributions
Took the bikes out on the trails!
Jun 2017 • Family
Point Washington had some great bike trails and it was a lot of fun. The only sticking point is that where we traveled there were some construction trucks on the main roads in and out. The maps were far and few between so we went a long ways without knowing where we were but it was a beautiful area. Just get a map before you go out.
Written 17 July 2017
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GoVols79
Chattanooga, TN2 693 contributions
Point Washington State Forest
Jun 2017 • Solo
While vacationing on Santa Rosa Beach I was looking for somewhere to run and Point Washington Sate Forest turned out to be the perfect place. I chose to go on the Longleaf Greenway Trail which is accessed from Satinwood Drive which is off 30A. There is a parking lot at the end of the road where the trailhead is. The entry fee is $2 which is placed in an envelope and has a tear off portion to show that you have paid. The greenway trail is 8 miles long and runs across highway 83 and 283. It connects to the Eastern Lake Trail which offers another 11 miles of trail.

Most of the trail is a sandy single track surface. I thought the trail was very well marked. It intersects with many other trails and sandy roads but if you follow the orange directional signs it's easy to stay on course. I didn't see any wildlife other than birds and bugs. I saw very few other people.

I really enjoyed Point Washington State Forest and went multiple times during our stay. It is very different from the forests in East Tennessee that I am used to and it was great to experience a different part of the country.
Written 23 June 2017
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Jana T
Santa Rosa Beach, FL129 contributions
Love the hiking and jeep trails
May 2017 • Family
We live here and they have the best hiking and jeep trails - very well maintained and fun - it is a great secret about the jeep trails but they should be shared - preferable in some locations for 4WD
Written 20 May 2017
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