Sitting on the northern shoreline of its namesake, Big Lagoon State Park's 655 upland acres separate the mainland from Perdido Key and the Gulf of Mexico. This park offers 5 miles of hiking and nature trails.
Fort Pickens Trail is a 8.2 mile out and back trail located near Gulf Breeze, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Two hiking trails are available at this preserve.
Tarkiln Bayou Trail - 0.5mile ADA accessible trail. The sidewalk and elevated boardwalk of this trail meanders through prairie, cypress and titi forests. Benches along the trail provide areas for reflection. When the trail ends, the observation area provides a scenic view of the bayou.
Perdido Bay Trail - a rugged 6.5 mile trail providing access to the bayshore beaches. This trail crosses seepage streams and muddy areas as it makes its way through the oaks and pines.