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Blackwater Heritage State Trail

9.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Bluegill Trail

5.4 mi
State: FL
Crushed Stone

Flagler Trail

14 mi
State: FL
Concrete, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Four Freedoms Trail

12.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hiatus Road Greenway

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

14.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

14.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

110 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

Linear Park Trail

8.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Miccosukee Greenway

15 mi
State: FL
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Nature Coast State Trail

32 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

20.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Robbins Vista View Trail

9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Southern Glades Trail

13 mi
State: FL
Gravel

Starkey Wilderness Park Paved Trail

5.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Timucuan Trail

4.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt
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West Orange Trail

22 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

6.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
In Milton, just northeast of Pensacola, the nearly 10-mile Blackwater Heritage State Trail is the rewarding result of a partnership between Florida's Departments of Transportation and Environmental...
FL 9.6 mi Asphalt
Palm Beach County's Bluegill Trail follows the eastern side of the C-18 Canal between Riverbend Park in Jupiter and Karen T. Marcus Sandhill Crane Access Park in Palm Beach Gardens. The trail features...
FL 5.4 mi Crushed Stone
A rail-trail that's a bit wild and off the beaten path, the Flagler Trail runs for around fourteen miles through rural Seminole County, to the northwest of Orlando. Nearly the entirety of the trail is...
FL 14 mi Concrete, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand
Much of the Four Freedoms Trail in northern Florida lies on the former Valdosta & Southern Railroad right-of-way. The trail was jointly constructed by Madison County, the Suwannee River Water...
FL 12.3 mi Asphalt
Connecting the university town of Gainesville with rural Hawthorne, this 16.5-mile trail makes for a great day trip, complete with a hill or two and plenty of wildlife. While the path roughly...
FL 16.5 mi Asphalt
The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint;...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
The Hiatus Road Greenway, which parallels the C-42 Canal, consists of just over 5 miles of multipurpose paved pathway between the cities of Sunrise and Plantation. The trail includes landscaping,...
FL 6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Just west of bustling downtown Jacksonville, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail, one of north Florida's oldest, traverses a rural setting of hardwood uplands, wetlands and pine flatwoods. A dense...
FL 14.5 mi Asphalt
The Lake Apopka Loop Trail is nearly 15-miles. There’s an abundance of nature as well as some background history regarding the lake. Spanning across former farmland along the north shore, Florida’s...
FL 14.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Notice: Sections of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail are closed while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts Herbert Hoover Dike maintenance and rehabilitation. Please see the Army Corps of Engineers...
FL 110 mi Asphalt, Grass, Gravel
Linear Park Trail offers a nearly 9-mile east-west route through the town of Davie, paralleling the South New River Canal and Orange Drive. Bicyclists and walkers will enjoy the paved pathway, and...
FL 8.7 mi Asphalt
The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross-Florida Greenway is on a mission to create a non-motorized conduit stretching 110 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to St. John’s River in Palatka. The nearly mile-wide...
FL 15.6 mi Asphalt
Only 5 miles from the Florida state capitol, the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway is a natural oasis in an otherwise urban/suburban landscape. The greenway is actually a linear park along the...
FL 15 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
One of the Sunshine State's best-kept trail secrets, the Nature Coast State Trail connects five small rural towns—Cross City, Old Town, Fanning Springs, Trenton and Chiefland—along a T-shaped, 32-mile...
FL 32 mi Asphalt
The Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail corridor stretches nearly 47 miles from State Route 238 in Lake Butler to west of US 17 in Palatka. Currently, 20 miles of this route are paved and open for public...
FL 20.3 mi Asphalt
Robbins Vista View Trail offers 9 miles of paved pathway through the Imagination Farms community of Davie. Much of the route follows the town's canals and horses can be taken along some sections...
FL 9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Southern Glades Trail lies on the outskirts of the city of Florida City, on Florida's southeastern tip, and along the eastern border of Everglades National Park. For 13 miles, it follows the C-111...
FL 13 mi Gravel
The paved trail in Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park stretches across the preserve for about 6 miles. Well-spaced shelters along the trail offer pleasant places to rest in the shade; many are even...
FL 5.8 mi Asphalt
The Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail is the first paved rail-trail developed by the state, and it follows the route of Florida's first and longest-operating railroad that was used...
FL 20.5 mi Asphalt
Along the northeast coast of Jacksonville, sections of the developing Timucuan Trail have been built in Big Talbot Island State Park and Little Talbot Island State Park. Both offer beautiful, pristine...
FL 4.8 mi Asphalt
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Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro Orlando. Fifteen...
FL 22 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
The Withlacoochee Bay Trail extends from the Gulf, north of Crystal River and south of Inglis, nearly 5 miles east to just beyond North Suncoast Boulevard. The trail provides access to a 758-acre...
FL 6.2 mi Asphalt
The 46-mile Withlacoochee State Trail is a must-do pure Florida experience for any trail enthusiast. Situated between Orlando and Tampa, it hosts a steady stream of visitors and locals on its paved...
FL 46 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

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Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (Santos Trailhead to CR 200)

Very Safe Trail

November, 2018 by punkypenny

I really like this trail. It is shady most of the way. It crosses a few small roads in the beginning. The rest of the way it tunnels under roads and there is bridge that goes over I-75. There are mirrors at turns so you can see if anyone is coming. Clearly marked signs and crosswalk where other trails crossover. The entire trail is 15.66 miles and ends at 200 for now. There are plans to extend it to Dunnellon. Theres a Walmart a mile and a half from the end. I the scenery is beautiful and there were a couple of people out riding horses. Overall I felt very safe on this trail.

Trans-Florida Central Railroad Trail

New Trail with Potential

October, 2018 by bobwise32952_tl

Trans-Florida Central Railroad Trail: So read the lettering on a new pedestrian overpass spanning I-95. I'd never heard of it, and couldn't find it on the internet, so I decided to drive down and check it out.

I started at the Fellsmere Trailhead Preserve, just west of I-95 on highway 512. A young mother was watching her child on the playground as I unloaded my folding bike. Inside the shelter I found restrooms and a wall map of the Regional Greenway, which includes the rail trail (see pictures).

Pedaling around the trailhead, I saw no way to the trail until I came to a hard packed sand roadway leading north from the entry road. A road grader operator confirmed that this was the way to the overpass.

At the trail, packed sand gave way to a hard gravel surface with pinewoods on either side. I turned left, to find the end of the trail at a locked gate. Here the old railbed led straight west, through the woods of the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park towards Fellsmere.

Turning around, I pedaled a half mile eastward to the paved section, twelve feet wide, beginning at the approach to the overpass. Out to the left were several structures of the FIT Challenge Course: horizontal rope nets, wooden walls to scale- challenges I might have tried half a century ago.

Descending the overpass, the trail turned a few degrees south of east and ran board-straight between stands of tall pine to the vanishing point. Not much shade; a summer afternoon sun would shine straight down the trail, and this morning there were only a few patches of broken shade.

It was busy on this Saturday morning- two couples walking abreast, pushing a tandem stroller; two young girls walking a huge, furry poodle-ish dog; other couples and individuals pedaling or strolling. The mile and a half of pavement led to North County Regional Park and its large, well attended swimming pool. I could hear shouts and splashes as I passed. A trailhead shelter here was closed.

From the pavement's end, a nicely wooded mile of gravel trail meandered through thick woods, over several boardwalks across the wetter places and through an oak hammock with some magnificent trees. I passed a young lady jogger, then a fast moving male cyclist, who confirmed that the trail ran on into Sebastian.

It popped out of the woods at a bridge over an arm of the St. Sebastian River, where it joined a wide sidewalk on highway 512, continuing the Regional Greenway northeast into town. I didn't have time to ride it, but looked it over by car- a true greenway. More than half its length was set back from the roadway and screened by tall, thick rows of cedar. Some of these sections adjoined neighborhood streets. A number of walkers and cyclists were using it.

Four miles of greenway led from the end of the rail trail to the downtown Sebastian waterfront, at US 1, which boasted a mile of wide bike lanes. A block east, Indian River Drive followed the shore of the Indian River Lagoon, with a half dozen seafood restaurants overlooking the water.

Starting at US 1, a rider could go about six and a half miles to the east end of the existing rail trail. Plans call for the rail trail to extend about three miles further west, into downtown Fellsmere.

Fellsmere has two very authentic Mexican restaurants, one including a bakery, plus a local pizza parlor. Southern comfort food is on offer at the century-old Fellsmere Estates Building, in a small historic district along Broadway St. The town has the oldest operating library in the county, and was the first town in the south where a woman voted in a municipal election.

Despite its imposing name, the Trans-Florida Central Railroad was never more than a feeder for the main rail line along the east coast. It reached about fifteen miles inland, to the St. Johns marshes and the former town of Broadmoor, planned for development but abandoned after a hurricane flooded the area in 1916.

The rails brought lumber and building materials inland to Fellsmere, carrying out whatever products were harvested from the marshy land over the decades- sugar, citrus, potatoes, muck for fertilizer, pulpwood. Early in the last century, passenger service ran four times a day between Fellsmere and Sebastian.

This short rail line buoyed the region's economy for half a century. Its legacy is a pleasant greenway, well used by locals and worth a visit for anyone seeking a leisurely ride.

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

ride here often

October, 2018 by igh3

Excellent trail well maintained interesting nature and good rest stop facilities

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Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

October 19, 2018

October, 2018 by bonniegc65

We are fairly new riders. Rode 12 miles before heading back. Saw a deer and thought it was a nice trail.

Pine Island Bike Path

Bike Path? Not really

September, 2018 by lermfl20

This is a poor excuse for not providing a decent bike lane on the two lane road that was just re-paved and could easily have included a bike lane on each side. The "bike path" is overgrown and hazardous if you are on a road bike. I used the road and had vehicles blaring horns to move but nowhere to go.

Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

Hidden Gem

September, 2018 by virgil2

The Eastern part of this trail is paradise lost - some really spectacular views - it slowly becomes ugly the farther west you travel. Has some hills (for Florida lol) - it's nice to go in here to the shade after the Courtney Campbell. The only thing lacking is a water fountain and restroom. I'll do this trail over and over and enjoy the views everytime!

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

Roller Blades

September, 2018 by schilker

Great for marathon roller blading. I would like to see the State of Florida add mile markers.

Black Creek Trail

Not much of a trail

September, 2018 by madonnavillarreal

Very disappointed on this trail.
Nice little parking lot and a shady beginning of the trail. That lasted for about 5 minutes. Then it was just a paved trail along Hwy 17.
Some of it was separated by trees but mostly right next to a busy road and lots of intersections you have to cross. I would not recommend this trail.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Nice Bike Ride

September, 2018 by kirby.lastinger

Rode from Green Pond trailhead and except for a few rain showers it was a great ride.

West Orange Trail

Great trail

September, 2018 by markbarndollar

Beautiful trail. Started in Apopka and ended in Winter Garden where my girlfriend and I grabbed lunch and rode back to Apopka. Not many bikers for a Sunday afternoon.

Goose Pond Trail

Okay, but not great for roller blades

September, 2018 by schilker

The trail is easy and fun for a family day out. However, the path may not be ideal for roller blades. Parts of the path might be wet or have sand/dirt across it. Having said all of that I would still go back, 1.3 mile trail is a great distance for rollerblades (we did a down and back twice)!

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

Nice Ride

August, 2018 by 01bicycle

Overall surface in great shape. Saw only a few riding all day. If your looking for speed you can ramp it up pretty good on this straight shot to St. Marks. Just pay attention at 4-5 roads crossing the path along the way.

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