18020 N.W. Highway 19
Fanning Springs, Florida 32693
Phone: (352) 493-6072
Coast State Trail is officially designated as part
of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails.
Traversing Florida's beautiful Nature Coast region, this
trail provides an excellent opportunity to experience the
Sunshine State "off the beaten path." The trail
consists of two primary alignments built along abandoned
rail lines that intersect at Wilcox Junction, connecting
the communities of Cross City, Trenton, Fanning Springs
and Chiefland. Among the trail's highlights is a historic
train trestle that allows trail goers to cross over the
Suwannee River near Old Town. The trail is also close to
nearby Fanning Springs State Park and Andrews Wildlife Management
Area. Don't miss this trail, a jewel of the Nature Coast
Length/Surface: 32 miles paved
County: Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy
Nearby Towns: Chiefland, Trenton, Cross City, Fanning Springs
Chiefland Trailhead provides parking and restrooms.
Trailhead provides parking, restrooms, a picnic area, pavilion and
Springs Trailhead provides parking, restrooms, and a picnic area.
City Trailhead provides parking, restrooms and a pavilion.
trails parallel some portions of the paved trail and will eventually
run its entire length. Currently, parking for equestrians can be
found at the Fanning Springs and Old Town trailheads. Contact the
trail office for the most recent status of equestrian trails and
From Fanning Springs, head south on US 19. Trailhead is located
at the Chiefland railroad depot, 2 blocks beyond downtown
From Fanning Springs, head east on State Route 26. In Trenton, head
north (left) on Main Street (US 129). Proceed about 2 blocks to
the Trenton railroad depot.
Head west on State Road 26. In Trenton, head north (right) on Main
Street (US 129). Proceed about 2 blocks to the Trenton railroad
From Chiefland, head north on US 19. In Fanning Springs, the trailhead
is on the right, near the Agricultural Inspection Station.
From Fanning Springs, head north on US 19. Turn right on CR 349
in Old Town. The trail crosses the road 1 block after the intersection.
Adjacent to the Old Town Fire Station.
From Old Town, head north on US 19. Pass through Cross City and
turn right on County Road 351A. The road will cross the trail. Parking
is located at the ballpark.