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Archer Braid Trail

6.2 miles
The Archer Braid Trail runs for 6 miles between the cities of Archer and Gainesville in north-central Florida. Future construction will continue the trail east to the University of Florida. The paved trail currently parallels the south side ...

Bell Trail

0.8 miles
The Bell Trail is a short segment of the old Starke to Wannee line called "Old Peggy," which was abandoned in the 1950s. The train depot was sold to a private party who moved it to High Springs in 1982 and remodeled it for an antique store. ...

Black Creek Trail

8 miles
The Black Creek Trail parallels U.S. Highway 17, from Orange Park south to Black Creek Park near Lakeside, FL, just south of Jacksonville. Passing through scenic forest and wetlands, the trail traverses Fleming Island, though it's not a true ...

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

16.5 miles
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 parallels State Route 20, it also traverses one of ...

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

12 miles
This 12-mile paved path joins two outstanding north central Florida state parks, Ichetucknee Springs and O'Leno. The greenway goes through the town of Fort White and includes a little rolling terrain. Between Fort White and Ichetucknee Springs, ...

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

14.5 miles
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 tree canopy shelters much of the nearly 15-mile ...

Leesburg Greenway Trail

3.55 miles
From the City of Leesburg website: This network of trails will serve as a recreational and transportation connector to the downtown business area, residential neighborhoods and various parks. Additionally, the City is proposing to develop ...

Nature Coast State Trail

32 miles
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 corridor. From the hub in Fanning Springs, ...

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

20.3 miles
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 use. The trail follows the bed of the former ...

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

6 miles
Although the State Route 21 Multiuse Path is not scenic, as it closely parallels its namesake roadway, it does provide an important connection between the charming community of Keystone Heights and Gold Head Branch State Park. The trail begins ...

Suwannee River Greenway at Branford

14 miles
Suwannee River Greenway includes an east-west route between the Suwannee and Ichetucknee rivers, as well as a short north-south section the starts mid-way between the two rivers and heads to the Santa Fe River. The entire trail is paved and ...

Tomoka State Park Trail

2 miles
Tomoka State Park Trail offers a short, paved route through the park in northeastern Florida's Ormond Beach (just north of Daytona Beach). The easy-to-ride trail runs through the woods alongside Beach Street from the park's entrance to Inglesa ...

Waldo Road Greenway - Depot Avenue Rail-Trail - Kermit Sigmon Bike Trail

6.7 miles
The Waldo Road Greenway, Depot Avenue Rail-Trail, and Kermit Sigmon Bike Trail are seamlessly connected as part of Gainesville's ever-expanding rail-trail network, offering users three trails in one. Together, they comprise a 6.7-mile path that ...

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

4.8 miles
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 equestrian area, picnic pavilions and a canoe ...

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 miles
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 path and adjacent equestrian trail. The ...