Looking for the best trails around Gainesville?

Explore the best rated trails in Gainesville, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the 6th Street Rail Trail and UF Campus Greenway. With more than 19 trails covering 246 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

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


December, 2022 by valentinepatrick22

Great surface, excellent ride. Shade for most of the way.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Great Time!!!

December, 2022 by tanisha904

I have gone to this trail a few times and enjoyed it everytime. There are plenty of trees for shade and a smooth ride for rollerskates.

Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

St. John bridge at Palatka is open for cycling

November, 2022 by vc2019

No sign of closure today. 11-18-22


Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Awesome Trail

November, 2022 by dianes4

One of the most beautiful trails in Florida!

Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

River crossing is closed

October, 2022 by john882

If you plan crossing the River on the bridge trail it is closed.

Doctors Lake Drive Bike Path

Close by and off the road

October, 2022 by rsnyderlmftva

This is not a very scenic trail (no fields mountains or streams/waterways visible from it) but nevertheless a nice one to walk, jog or ride bicycle on as it is far from any large or crooked roadways. The trees that overlap parts of it make for nice shade. It is convenient if you live in Orange Park or nearby Fleming Island.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

beautiful trail

September, 2022 by lrbruington

My husband and I went up and down Florida to the many trails. This was by far my favorite trail that we went on. It is really beautiful. We saw deer, snakes, alligators and turtles. It was really nice and shady too!!

Withlacoochee State Trail

a great Florida trail

August, 2022 by novelistmind

I loved this trail as it’s a ride through some true Florida wooded environment. I enjoyed going by the swamp and Cypress Trees.

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

Withlacoochee South end heading north 15 miles

August, 2022 by jagnell55

Very nice trail but not too scenic. This is very well maintained and has rest stops along the route. It's very urban and quiet but not much as far as scenery. We plan on doing the North side soon to see what that has to offer. Don't get me wrong it's a nice ride and well worth the effort. Parking is not a hassle either.

Withlacoochee State Trail

Withlachoocee Trail

August, 2022 by dawn.lucio

We love this trail! Has some shade, some sun. 46 miles of great riding. Love stopping in Inverness and Floral City. Good restaurants near by just of trail. And close to bike shops. Beautiful parks in Inverness.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Best kept secret!

June, 2022 by maryloukidd

Awesome trail! Well maintained, well marked, new asphalt surface, entire route now open.

Nature Coast State Trail

Summertime strategy

June, 2022 by gary.kirkland

One of our favorite trails, well maintained and it offers opportunities to get some serious miles. What it doesn’t have is an abundance of shade. But an early start at the roadside park on US19/98 in Fanning Springs, using the sidewalk to connect to trail and then heading south toward Chiefland offers good shade. We usually turnaround at NW 120th Street just outside of Chiefland and visit Charles Strickland Park which has restrooms and covered pavilions. Next to the roadside park is Fanning Springs State Park and a great swimming hole.

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