A scenic bike ride is the perfect addition to any vacation in Destin, Florida! When you stay at The Henderson, you can borrow our bicycles, helmets, and chain locks free of charge and enjoy a relaxing ride along one the area’s beautiful trails. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to four of the best places to go bike riding in Destin FL.
1. Timpoochee Trail
The Timpoochee Trail is an 18.6-mile path that runs parallel to Scenic Highway 30A from Dune Allen to Inlet Beach. Named after Chief Timpoochee Kinnard of the Yuchi Nation, this popular trail is wide, mostly flat, and full of beautiful scenery. Here are just some of the highlights you will see along the trail:
- The Timpoochee Trail is famous for its coastal dune lakes, rare bodies of water that are only found in a few locations around the world.
- The trail passes by a number of gorgeous state parks, including Topsail Hill Preserve, Grayton Beach, and Deer Lake.
- Bicyclists can stop at some of the Emerald Coast’s most charming communities, including Dune Allen, Seaside (as seen in the movie The Truman Show), Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach.
2. Scenic Highway 98
The Henderson is located close to Scenic Highway 98, a gorgeous 5-mile road that is perfect for cycling. The highway runs right along the water and features a designated lane for bicyclists and pedestrians on the north side of the road. There are lots of beach access areas along Scenic 98, so you can always pull over and relax in the sand when you need a break. It’s easy to see why this road is one of the most beloved places to go bike riding in Destin FL!
3. Destin to Fort Walton Beach
The 7.5-mile stretch on U.S. 98 from Destin to Fort Walton Beach is another great spot for biking. Cyclists will cross a bridge over the East Pass of Destin Harbor and enjoy an extended ride through Okaloosa Island, which is bordered by both Choctawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The beach access lane on the north side of the highway across Okaloosa Island is ideal for cyclists.
4. Point Washington State Forest
Located 15.4 miles away from The Henderson, Point Washington State Forest is great for anyone looking to do some off-road bicycling. As part of the forest’s Eastern Lake Trail System, visitors can bike through a 3.5-mile, 5-mile, or 10-mile loop. Point Washington State Forest is also home to a number of old logging roads and the Longleaf Pine Trail, which runs through the middle of the park and crosses scenic water hazards.
Guests at The Henderson will love being near all of the best places to go bike riding in Destin FL.