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Length
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Archer Braid Trail

6.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Bell Trail

0.8 mi
State: FL
Dirt, Grass

Black Creek Trail

8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

12 mi
State: FL
Asphalt
Accordion

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

14.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Leesburg Greenway Trail

3.55 mi
State: FL

Nature Coast State Trail

32 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

20.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sweetheart Trail

1.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

UF Campus Greenway

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

6.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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 ...
FL 6.2 mi Asphalt
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 ...
FL 0.8 mi Dirt, Grass
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 ...
FL 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 ...
FL 16.5 mi Asphalt
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. ...
FL 12 mi Asphalt
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 ...
FL 14.5 mi Asphalt
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, ...
FL 3.55 mi
Accordion
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 use. ...
FL 20.3 mi Asphalt
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 ...
FL 6 mi Asphalt
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 ...
FL 14 mi Asphalt
The Sweetheart Trail offers a paved route nestled between Beach Street and the Halifax River in Daytona Beach. It's named after a yacht owned by Charles Grover Burgoyne, a successful businessman who lived ...
FL 1.5 mi Concrete
The UF Campus Greenway was completed in 2016 and now winds across the University of Florida in Gainesville, uniting the east and west sides of the sprawling school grounds. The beautiful, paved trail passes ...
FL 2.6 mi Asphalt
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, ...
FL 6.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 ...
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 path ...
FL 46 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Archer Braid Trail

FL - 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 ...

Bell Trail

FL - 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 ...

Black Creek Trail

FL - 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 ...

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

FL - 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 ...

Accordion

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

FL - 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 ...

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

FL - 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. ...

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

FL - 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 ...

Nature Coast State Trail

FL - 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 ...

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

FL - 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. ...

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

FL - 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 ...

Suwannee River Greenway at Branford

FL - 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 ...

Sweetheart Trail

FL - 1.5 miles

The Sweetheart Trail offers a paved route nestled between Beach Street and the Halifax River in Daytona Beach. It's named after a yacht owned by Charles Grover Burgoyne, a successful businessman who lived ...

UF Campus Greenway

FL - 2.6 miles

The UF Campus Greenway was completed in 2016 and now winds across the University of Florida in Gainesville, uniting the east and west sides of the sprawling school grounds. The beautiful, paved trail passes ...

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

FL - 6.4 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, ...

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

FL - 6.2 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 ...

Withlacoochee State Trail

FL - 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 ...

Archer Braid Trail

FL - 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 ...

Bell Trail

FL - 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 ...

Black Creek Trail

FL - 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 ...

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

FL - 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 ...

Accordion

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

FL - 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 ...

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

FL - 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. ...

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

FL - 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 ...

Nature Coast State Trail

FL - 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 ...

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

FL - 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. ...

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

FL - 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 ...

Suwannee River Greenway at Branford

FL - 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 ...

Sweetheart Trail

FL - 1.5 miles

The Sweetheart Trail offers a paved route nestled between Beach Street and the Halifax River in Daytona Beach. It's named after a yacht owned by Charles Grover Burgoyne, a successful businessman who lived ...

UF Campus Greenway

FL - 2.6 miles

The UF Campus Greenway was completed in 2016 and now winds across the University of Florida in Gainesville, uniting the east and west sides of the sprawling school grounds. The beautiful, paved trail passes ...

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

FL - 6.4 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, ...

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

FL - 6.2 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 ...

Withlacoochee State Trail

FL - 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 ...

Archer Braid Trail

FL - 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 ...

Bell Trail

FL - 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 ...

Black Creek Trail

FL - 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 ...

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

FL - 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 ...

Accordion

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

FL - 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. ...

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

FL - 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 ...

Nature Coast State Trail

FL - 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 ...

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

FL - 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. ...

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

FL - 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 ...

Suwannee River Greenway at Branford

FL - 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 ...

Sweetheart Trail

FL - 1.5 miles

The Sweetheart Trail offers a paved route nestled between Beach Street and the Halifax River in Daytona Beach. It's named after a yacht owned by Charles Grover Burgoyne, a successful businessman who lived ...

UF Campus Greenway

FL - 2.6 miles

The UF Campus Greenway was completed in 2016 and now winds across the University of Florida in Gainesville, uniting the east and west sides of the sprawling school grounds. The beautiful, paved trail passes ...

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

FL - 6.4 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, ...

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

FL - 6.2 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 ...

Withlacoochee State Trail

FL - 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 ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Withlacoochee State Trail

One of the best bike trails in Florida

February, 2017 by rodger.elgar

I rode the central portion of this trail (approximately 15 miles) from Lake Townsen Preserve near Nobleton north to Inverness. This section of the trail is mostly flat and tree-covered rolling past rural homesteads and pastures with occasional road crossings. The trail makes a number of gentle turns along the way. It was very lightly used when I rode it which allowed me to maintain a brisk pace without interruption. The old railway mileage markers along the trail are a nice touch. Floral City a few miles south of Inverness is a picturesque representation of old Florida with a few bike shops and eating establishments that cater to trail users. Continuing north brings you to some nice lake views and to several parks along the trail. Inverness is a larger community, but maintains a small town look. It's obvious that they done much to make the ride through town a pleasant experience by maintaining the railway heritage of the trail with the preserved old train depot and the red caboose. I took a side trip and rode around the town a bit to take in some sights and check out the old court house before turning around to make my way back to my starting point. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. Highly recommended!

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

Thieves at Gainesville trailhead

February, 2017 by magnusdalen

We've biked this trail several times by parking at Hawthorne trailhead. Great trail. In late August thieves broke into our car when parking at Gainesville trailhead by smashing out two windows. The police say that break-ins frequently happen at the Gainesville trailhead. Therefore I recommend that you do not park at the Gainesville trailhead.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Peacefull

January, 2017 by den2046

I walked this trail before but started from the Jacksonville end. This time I started from the Baldwin end of the trail. In your picture (view) you do mention an address for the Baldwin end the correct address is listed on the board as 89 Brady Branch Rd. The trail was even more quite and had more wilderness than the Jacksonville side. The bench at the 8.5 mile had a broken frame and a missing trek slat on the seat, but was okay to sit on. I will most likely return to the Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail it was enjoyable to walk it from either end.

Accordion

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

Cool and hot path

January, 2017 by den2046

The correct parking lot address is 6065 S Twinlake Rd. I walked this about 1 PM. I took the path to the left coming out of the parking lot. The path was not to noisy the first 2 plus miles but then the path curved next to the highway which was pretty noisy specially that time of day. It also changed from asphalt to cement for about a mile then back to asphalt. The was lots of coverage with trees from the sun when the path was asphalt but no coverage when it was asphalt. The was not really any mile markers to speak of but the path way was free from debris.

Black Creek Trail

Pleasant

January, 2017 by den2046

The walk was pleasant. At first not to noisy but after about half a mile the path was closer to US17 highway. I was walking at about 9am when traffic was not so bad. After awhile the traffic did not really bother me more like white noise in the background. The trail was nice to walk on mostly asphalt but there was a couple places about 3 miles in there was lots of wet leaves. The mile markers marked at every quarter mile was more incentive to walk. Someone had skidded several times over mile marker 2.5 removing some of the number. It was not a problem walking pass several of the crossings for me although I could see if you had to stop and start with a bike it could be annoying.

Withlacoochee State Trail

Great Trail

January, 2017 by godeep12

This is one of the most satisfying Trails I have ridden! Lot of wildlife and the scenery is incredibly topical for Central Florida. I would recommend this trail to anyone who likes a mild challenge but take your time and enjoy all that it has to offer

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Good walking path

January, 2017 by den2046

I started off from the Jacksonville parking area which has large parking spaces. I walked about 4 miles toward Baldwin about a mile and a half past the electric grid and back. About 3 and a half mile in there was a stench in a couple places that smelled like dead animals. The walk was very pleasant and peaceful, although you do cross some roads but they are not busy at all, no noise and very woodsy feeling but very straight clean and well maintained. There was also trees on both sides that provided some decent shade from the sun. Although there was mostly bikers everyone was friendly and courteous.

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

keystone rails to trails

January, 2017 by spangler.jammi

My husband and I had so much fun. The path was smooth. We were easily able to ride side by side. Nice ride to a near by park.

Black Creek Trail

Only For The Neighborhood

January, 2017 by emailclifduff

Not a clean trail.
Too Many Intersections.
Unkept Boardwalk caused a flat with my partner.
👎 Don't Waist You Time.

Black Creek Trail

Almost got hit by a car - be careful

December, 2016 by meckayel

This trail is rather beautiful and has great potential, but it is simply way too dangerous! There are several busy intersection with multiple lanes. The light turned as I was crossing one of them. The outer drivers saw me and remained stopped but not the middle driver who was just pulling up. He floored his gas pedal as soon as he saw green nearly killing me. Thank God I was going slowly and was able to hit my brakes as he zoomed by. I felt I was taking a huge risk too many times. If you head out, go very early in the morning, when traffic will be lightest. Be extra careful and consider walking your bike across those crazy intersections.

Withlacoochee State Trail

Best two day mini bicycle tour

December, 2016 by gllewins

This is the nicest really ever been on. Based on traffic scenery and Facilities. You can stay at the Central Motel in Inverness. It is about halfway on the trail and the trail is a block away. Excellent restaurants in Inverness a nice little town to visit.

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

great combo ride potential

December, 2016 by noplea

I am an avid paddler and biker. Recently traveled to this area to do some paddling and was delighted to discover that this trail links Oleno State park and the end of the Ichnetucknee paddling trail. Since I often do solo trips I am always searching for trips that provide the potential for both biking and paddling without the necessity of a shuttle. The paddle was beautiful and though I did not bike the trail I paralleled it on my drive back to Oleno park and it appeared to be a very ridable bike route which led from the take out back to my camp site.

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