Topsail Hill Preserve State Park - Hiking
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, with its 13 miles of trails and 3.2 miles of gorgeous, undeveloped beach, has something for everyone. Spend the morning hiking through a peaceful pine forest and the afternoon sunbathing next to the Gulf of Mexico.
The park has a total of approximately 13 miles of trails. The paved trail to the beach is one mile but there is also a shuttle that and 3 tram stations. The tram only runs on the Beach Tram Path.
Destination Distance From Downtown
There are several different trails in this park and the surfaces vary from flat pavement to dirt, gravel, and deep sand. There is very little elevation change but the heat is a factor during the summer with little to no shade in some areas.
Time To Complete
The time can vary from a short walk to an entire day of hiking and enjoying the lakes and the beach.
The park is open year-round. Hiking is more pleasant during the cooler months but the trails are open every day.
On Leash Only
Dogs are welcome on a 6-foot leash but are not allowed on the beach. They are allowed in the campground but not the cabins. Be sure to carry enough water for your dog when out hiking, as there is no drinking water available out on the trails.
The entrance fee is $4 for a single occupant vehicle or $6 for 2-8 people in a vehicle. Pedestrians and bicyclists are $2. An annual Florida State Parks pass is available for $60 for an individual or $120 for a family.