Apalachicola National Forest

Area Status: Open

Man on bike gives directions to a female hiker with a trail and trees in the background.

The Apalachicola National Forest is home to some of the most unique animal and plant species in the world. Here, visitors can enjoy safe, family-friendly activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking and trail-riding while surrounded by tranquil, diverse ecosystems.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: FIRE Danger is MODERATE in Apalachicola National Forest (as of Sept. 29, 2022).


Mountain Biking

The Apalachicola offers two designated bicycle trails: the Munson Hills Off-Road Bike Trail (natural surface) and the Georgia, Florida and Alabama (GF&A) Rail Trail (paved). Riders are also welcome on numbered roads and the OHV trails.

Areas for Mountain Biking at Apalachicola National Forest

Road Cycling

Two paved trails are available for road cyclers: the Georgia Florida and Alabama (GF&A), still under development between Tallahassee and Sopchoppy with certain portions completed at both ends, and the St. Marks Rail Trail, following an old rail line from Tallahaassee to St. Marks. Forest roads are also open to cycling.

Areas for Road Cycling at Apalachicola National Forest

Horse Riding

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Apalachicola National Forest

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Apalachicola National Forest

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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