Administrative roads and levees may be closed during prescribed burns, peak wildlife events, especially around eagle nests, shorebird and waterfowl areas. Please check with the Visitor Center, +1-850-925-6121, for the latest information concerning closures.
Hiking is most pleasant on the refuge during the fall, winter and early spring.
Plum Orchard Pond Trail - (temporarily CLOSED) located behind the Visitor Center and Nature's Classroom.
Primitive Trails – Deep Creek is 12 miles; Stoney Bayou is 6.5. Both trails start 1.5 miles south of the Visitor Center on Lighthouse Rd.
Tower Pond Trail – (also known as Mounds Trail), it is located 5 miles south of Visitor Center, with parking next to the restrooms.
Headquarters Pond Trail – this ¼ mile trail located across from the Tower Pond trail head provides access to a small wooden observation deck at the edge of the pond.
Cedar Point Trail – located near the saltwater boat ramp, this is a ½ mile trail open to foot traffic only.
Lighthouse Levee Trail – this ½ mile trail is located at the end of Lighthouse Rd. at the right of the parking lot. Open to foot, bicycle and horseback riding traffic.
Cathedral of the Palms - This area is located in the Wakulla Unit of St. Marks NWR on the Florida National Scenic Trail.
Create your own – all levees and woodland roads are open to hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Make up a trail that meets your needs! Refuge maps.
Florida National Scenic Trail - Approximately 56 miles of the Florida Trail traverse the Refuge. Information, permit, map
Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail - Follows the coast of the Refuge. Information, permit, map