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, the path is flat and shaded in the afternoon by adjacent trees. Services are available in Fort White.
Camping is available at O'Leno State Park; swimming, tubing and snorkeling are available at Ichetucknee Springs. Both parks feature fine hiking trails, especially nice in the autumn, winter and spring when the weather is cooler. There is an entrance fee for both parks.
For more information:
O'Leno State Park
Rt. 2, Box 1010
High Springs, 32643
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
12087 SW U.S. 27
Fort White, Florida 32038
Parking and Trail Access
To reach O'Leno State Park from High Springs, take US 441/41 north and follow the signs to the park entrance. From Gainesville, take I-75 North to Exit 78 (new Exit 399) to US 441 and head west through High Springs where it merges with US 41. Follow US 441/41 north to the park entrance.
From the north, O'Leno is about 20 miles south of Lake City, Florida, just off US 441/41. Look for the trail on the west side of SE Sprite Loop Road right at the beginning of O'Leno State Park's entrance road.
To reach Ichetucknee State Park from High Springs, take US 27/SR 20 west about 15 miles. Look for signs to the park entrance.
Great scenery, but no benches
Lovely rural scenery from state park to park, but no benches or water or restrooms along route, other than a convenience store in town half way.
Ft. White to Oleno
Just rode from Ft. White to Oleno State Park this afternoon. The trail is in good condition, only 3 spots where there was glass on the trail. No pot holes at all and only one bad root growing under the trail. It has several rolling hills and is nice ride. ...