Travelling the Forest Trail will expose you to several different forest types and take you past many freshwater rivers and streams. A large portion of the Forest Trail winds through the Apalachicola National Forest, which features the best remaining example of a native longleaf pine and wiregrass ecosystem in the United States, as well as the largest population of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The Forest Trail is subdivided into three distinct segments of East, Central and West. Wakulla County falls within both segments of Forest Trail East and Forest Trail Central. The trail begins from the eastern side at the historic town of Newport, passes the Wakulla State Forest and Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, then south to Tallahassee, before it turns west to become Forest Trail Central. The trail continues along the Ochlockonee River with a jog through the charming town of Sopchoppy, past Ochlockonee River State Park, and then ends just south of St. Teresa Beach where it joins with the Coastal Trail.