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6th Street Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Archer Braid Trail

6.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Four Freedoms Trail

12.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

12 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

14.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

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

UF Campus Greenway

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The West 6th St Trail utilizes an abandoned rail corridor that runs partially parallel to West 6th Street, through an urban area of Gainesville. The paved hiking and biking pathway connects to the...
FL 1.7 mi Asphalt
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...
FL 6.2 mi Asphalt
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
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...
FL 14.5 mi Asphalt
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
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...
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 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...
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....
FL 6.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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6th Street Rail Trail

FL - 1.7 miles

The West 6th St Trail utilizes an abandoned rail corridor that runs partially parallel to West 6th Street, through an urban area of Gainesville. The paved hiking and biking pathway connects to the...

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....

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Four Freedoms Trail

FL - 12.3 miles

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Four Freedoms Trail

FL - 12.3 miles

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

6th Street Rail Trail

FL - 1.7 miles

The West 6th St Trail utilizes an abandoned rail corridor that runs partially parallel to West 6th Street, through an urban area of Gainesville. The paved hiking and biking pathway connects to the...

Four Freedoms Trail

FL - 12.3 miles

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...

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...

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....

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...

Accordion

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

6th Street Rail Trail

FL - 1.7 miles

The West 6th St Trail utilizes an abandoned rail corridor that runs partially parallel to West 6th Street, through an urban area of Gainesville. The paved hiking and biking pathway connects to the...

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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

Extending trail from Robert's Lane to the Palatka area

December, 2017 by lmcorey

My husband and I love to ride our bikes on this trail. We noticed that the trail is being extended from Robert's Lane toward the Palatka area. Not sure how far it will go, but we can see work being done from Carraway all the way down to the road across from CR 309 C on the outskirts of Palatka. We are looking forward to it being completed.

They have cleaned up the trail since Hurricane Matthew even though there are still some trees down in the woods alongside the trail. There is minor flooding in one part of the trail between Grandin and Putnam Hall, but you can easily drive your bike through it. It's still beautiful and now has water in fields that were previously dry and now look like lakes!

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

Lots of work needed

November, 2017 by danabrodbeck

Lots of hurricane damage and closed sections between Palatka and Florahome.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

First timers here- nice place

November, 2017 by coconutbay

We've looked forward to this ride for a month. It was a nice ride as described. Didn't see a lot of animals on the trail, but somebody's yard held goats and horses and that was nice to see.

The weather was 59 degrees yesterday.

Hills were do-able with our recumbent trikes, but first gear was a so climb for sure. Loved the downhills.

Saw no signs on the trail for restrooms. Discovered that one portable style toilet looked just like a pump house from the trail. Wonder why there are no signs?

INSIDER INFORMATION:

+Budget 90 minutes (if you average 10 miles per hour) to get from Bouleware park to Diane's BBQ. We began pedaling at 10:10 and perfectly timed lunch.

+Street crossings on this trail are safe-most are driveways. No worries.

+At the Hawthorne trailhead, if you want to cross US Hwy 301 to have lunch, follow this path: Right on SE 71st Ave, left on SE 221 Street, then right on the next street (not named on the map!) so you easily get your bike over the railroad tracks. I looked at the satellite photos so would live to write a review. There's no traffic signal, so hold your breath and cross the southbound traffic and wait in the middle to cross the northbound.

+Hawthorne is tiny, and sadly, lacking much in the way of commerce. Good news for us is that an Ace Hardware is there in case you break something and need some hardware to get back.

+If you start at the Bouleware park, check out the old building that was closed in 1948. There are restrooms there and water fountains inside. You can smell the history from a building that was closed during Harry Truman's presidency.

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Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

Palatka - Lake Butler

November, 2017 by pjbradfield

Very nice trail, especially from Florahome to Key Stone Heights. One section has some minor flooding but it easily waded especially if you take your shoes and socks off.

The section from Palatka to about 6 miles west of the town has yet to be started.

Four Freedoms Trail

I just rode this trail

October, 2017 by legacycycles

We just finished riding this entire trail. Is it perfect no, but it’s definitely rideable, an a lot less crowded than others. It is maintained but it’s mainly covered by shade tress, so guess what? There are leaves, a corns and root upheaval. If you can’t handle that then I suggest sticking to riding exercise bikes in the comfort an safety of the gym. If I can do it on a 26in mountain bike pulling a 4 yo in a trailer (75lbs total) an average 11mph. Anyone with a road or hybrid should have no issues. Scenery wise this trail is beautiful. And although not perfect in terms of conditions, it’s well worth the trek.

Four Freedoms Trail

A trail worth riding

September, 2017 by pkrauss_tl

I've read other reviews and hope then I will give readers as objective a review possible. My wife and I went to Madison Florida to visit friends and ride the four freedoms trail. We are in our 70s and ride at an average speed of 9 mph. We took two days to ride this rail trail in its entirety. The trail is best referred to as a canopy trail. For the most distance, the trees provide a cool pleasant ride. Yes, there are some problems that one experiences. Tree debris and surface debris. I met parks and recreation rep who indicated and demonstrated that efforts are being made to repair the trail. If you are a speed rider don't go right now. If you would like a lovely ride and are willing ignore some faults this trail is a must.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

Nice and Serene!

July, 2017 by crowculbertson

I parked up at Depot Park and rode down to Rochelle and back. I had entertained parking down at Boulware Springs Park but got there in early morning and for some reason did not feel comfortable leaving my car there (safe?). I found the terrain easier on my return from Rochelle (east) as I could build momentum to climb hills. I then drove to Hawthorne and rode the west end of the trail out and back. The trail is undergoing resurface with fresh asphalt in areas on west side of trail. If they complete this resurface end to end up to Depot Park it will be wonderful. From Depot Park it is somewhat confusing to find the leg out of the park to a connector trail to GHSPT. As I interpret the GHSPT would terminate at Boulware Springs Park with a DT connector up to Depot Park and into downtown. Confusing for me given unfamiliarity of the area. All in all a great ride!

Archer Braid Trail

Longer than what is shown on the map

July, 2017 by larryvaughn

At the east end, the paved trail continues north to Haile Plantation at SW 46th Ave/Haile Blvd. and east to SW 75th street. Plans are for it to continue through Celebration Pointe, a shopping area next to I-75. That area is under construction now.

Nice straight trail, the part through Haile Plantation is shaded and attractive.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Excellent!

July, 2017 by jthop3

Tried the trail for the first time in July...hot! What a nice trail! Be very careful at road crossings. Great facilities and interesting stops along the way.

Four Freedoms Trail

Four Freedoms Trail Review

July, 2017 by jon erickson

I rode this trail on July 14, 2017. I should have believed the reviews. The trail is in severe neglect and you should not attempt to ride it on a road bike. I suffered a flat at mile 10.5. The trail north of Pineta is in the worse shape. Many tree root upheavals. Lots of debris from tree limbs. At approximately 3 miles south of Pineta I encountered a fallen tree blocking further progress on the trail. I was required to dismount and walk on private property to get around the fallen tree. It looked to have been there more than a couple of days. It was obvious that this trail is not maintained on a regular basis. I will not return. Too many other good trails in Florida to waste time on this one. Ride this one at your own risk...

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

Easily one of the best trails in FL

May, 2017 by dlippino

Long, uninterrupted flats. Curvy hills. Bathrooms. Water refilling stops, or convenience stores at either end of the trail. Short side trails that lead to scenic over looks. You can even do repeat hill sets on the climbs near the Boulware parking area. If you've had enough of the trail you can take any of the side country roads for miles and miles and low traffic central FL road biking.

Best done in the morning or the late afternoon, but then again that applies to everything outdoors in Florida.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

plenty to see along the way

May, 2017 by stefaniespencer

There's always something new to see on the trail...I've seen goats, horses, deer (literally crossing in front of me), turtle, snake, woodpecker, and a hawk. It's nature in all its glory along the trail. There are a couple of hills but nothing crazy, flat ride for the most part.

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