Nature Coast State Trail is built along an abandoned Atlantic Coastline Railroad rail bed. The trail starts just west of Cross City and goes east to Trenton. The first mile is away from the road, then runs along US 98 starting in Cross City. At Wilcox Junction in the middle, a leg runs south to Fanning Springs and Chiefland. A scenic highlight is the Historic Suwannee River Railroad Bridge over the Suwannee River just east of Old Town. Much of the trail parallels US 98/19 and SR 26 with little shade, other sections are through forest. Many benches and rest stops. (Map link and photos below.)
Map link... Nature Coast State Trail
Location: Dixie, Levy, Gilchrist Counties
End Points: Trailheads at Cross City, Trenton, Fanning Springs and Chiefland.
Mileage: 32 miles
Surface: Asphalt, 12'
Nearby points of interest: Suwannee River, Manatee Springs State Park, Fanning Springs State Park
East from Cross City, through Old Town and across the Historic Suwannee River Railroad Bridge en route to Wilcox Junction.
Along the southbound leg at Wilcox Junction, south to Fanning Springs and Chiefland.
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