Coastal Trail East

47.3 miles (including the drive to the St. Marks Lighthouse and theCity of St. Marks)

Begin:  Wakulla County at intersection of Coastal Highway (US 98) and Lighthouse Road (CR 59). End: Franklin County at intersection of Coastal Highway (US 98) and Sopchoppy Highway (US 319).

Coastal Trail East:  Destinations

This segment begins in southeastern Wakulla County near the town of Newport, at the intersection of Coastal Highway (US 98) and Lighthouse Road (CR 59).

Coastal Trail Animals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Crustaceans

Florida Black Bear, Bobcat, White-Tailed Deer, Gulf Salt Marsh Mink, River Otter, Raccoon, Opossum, Brown Squirrel, Red and Grey Fox, Coyote, Armadillo, St. Andrew’s Beach Mouse, Florida Mouse, Old Field Mouse,
Cotton Mouse, Short-Tailed Shrew, Mole, Least Shrew, Salt Marsh Rabbit, Ghost Crab, Blue Crab, Gulf Crab, Grass Shrimp, Six-Lined Racerunner, Eastern Tiger Salamander, Red-Tailed Skink, Southern Fence Lizard, Alligator, Diamondback Terrapin, Gopher Tortoise, Oak Toad, Gopher Frog, Eastern Spade Foot Toad, Gulf Salt Marsh Snake, Coachwhip, Southern Hognose Snake, Florida Pine Snake, Pygmy Rattlesnake, Diamondback
Rattlesnake, Indigo Snake, Coral Snake

Coastal Trail Plants & Trees

Sea Oats, Beach Morning Glory, Railroad Vine, Sandspur, Seashore Paspalum, Godfrey’s Blazing Star, Large-Leaved Jointweed, Smooth Cordgrass, Black Needlerush, Glasswort, Saltwort, Saltgrass, Salt Meadow
Hay, Cattail, Sea Oxeye Daisy, Marsh Elder, Saltbush, Godfrey’s Spiderlily, Saw Palmetto, Rosemary, Rusty Lyonia, Ground Lichens, Seaside Elder, Wax Myrtle, Yaupon Holly, Corkwood, Sand Pine, Longleaf Pine, Sand Live Oak, Myrtle Oak, Chapman’s Oak, Scrub Oak, Southern Magnolia, Cabbage Palm

Coastal Trail Birds

Osprey, Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, White Ibis, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Tri-Colored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Snowy Plover, Piping Plover, Wilson’s Plover, Least Tern, Royal Tern, Caspian
Tern, Sandwich Tern, American Oystercatcher, Black Skimmer, Willet, Ruddy Turnstone, Sandpiper, Dowitcher, Black-Bellied Plover, Sanderling, Herring Gull, Laughing Gull, Common Moorhen, Savannah Sparrow, Belted
Kingfisher, Black Rail, Clapper Rail, Marsh Wren, Red-Winged Blackbird, Ground Dove, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Rufous-Sided Towhee.