Hiking in Florida offers so many peeks into our history. Florida Trail Blazer Is an expert at finding these places.
There is an old railroad grade that cuts through part of Goethe State Forest and dates back to at least the early 1900’s. The railroad was once part of the Seaboard Coast Line and then later became the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
As I explored along it for several miles I saw various remnants related to the railroad. Things like railroad spikes, markers, pipes, railroad ties, poles and even a couple of old trestles.
The trestles were fascinating to see one was larger than the other and both in relatively decent condition for how old they are. The larger one I was unsure about crossing and it didn’t appear to be very stable. I was really careful when exploring around that one but managed to get across it. The smaller trestle you can walk across with no problem at all. I was able to get underneath both of them to…
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