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6th Street Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Four Freedoms Trail

12.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

12 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Nature Coast State Trail

32 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
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
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
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
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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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....

Recent Trail Reviews

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.

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...

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.

Accordion

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

Nice Trail

August, 2016 by hiramlondon

This is a very nice rolling trail through some beautiful country. Needs a bit of attention because there are several places sand has washed across the trail. On a Road Bike it's dangerous. Nice trail though. We run over and do it in the evening often.

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

hot

July, 2016 by joeandperri

A good part of this trail is not only in the boiling sun, but the surface has quite a few big roots and sizable holes. A few of the holes are so deep you could do some significant damage to a wheel. This trail needs some TLC. However it is worth riding because the first portion in Branford is actually shady and beautiful. shady and nice.

Four Freedoms Trail

Nice trail but a bit rough

July, 2016 by zachris

I enjoyed the trail for the most part. It was mostly canopied and had some elevation changes to add some interest. Nothing too steep, though. But along with the tree canopy comes the asphalt upheaval from the roots so it was pretty rough in places.

Suwannee River Greenway at Branford

Road Bikes Beware

June, 2016 by hiramlondon

Rode this trail last week and there are far too many roots and potholes for a road bike!!! I will do it again but only on my Mountain Bike.

Nature Coast State Trail

Good trail, OK towns.

May, 2016 by blu109 2013

I have been exploring florida bike Trails for fun getaway weekends.
The perfect trip involves parking the car and not touch it for a few days.
The Nature Coast is a nice Trail, long enough for weekend riding. Saw very few bikes even on Sat.
There is nowhere close to the trail that is very bike friendly. Everything is scattered down rural Hwy's where you pretty much have to drive anywhere.
In hindsite We would have stayed in Cedar Key. and hauled to the trail. Also figure out where Beef O Bradys is located 2 blocks off the trail if you want a Beer with a little personality.

Nature Coast State Trail

Shade most of the way

May, 2016 by ajw

We parked at Fanning Springs, and rode 9mi to Chiefland. Trail is well maintained, and flat with a few very gentle grades. It is shaded most of the way, with a canopy of mature trees in many spots. Then we turned around, went back, and went 4mi across the river to Old Town. Flat and scenic with trees on the south side of the trail providing the shade. We did not go west past Old Town because the trail to Cross City runs right next to the road most of the way. We turned around and headed east 7miles to Trenton. The trail runs parallel to the road, but there is a buffer. It is more open with partial shade. Total round trip: about 35mi. Other than the towns on the ends, the trail runs through rural farm areas. Definitely worth the trip.

Nature Coast State Trail

Great trail!

April, 2016 by acannefax

I rode this trail near the end of February, 2016. We were in our RV in Old Towne campground nearby and I could just ride over to the trail and ride. I could get as many miles in as I wanted, depending on what route I decided to take. A great little trail with a small town very close by.

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

Fair Trail

April, 2016 by mcalla7293

Cycled from Ichetucknee Springs to a couple miles past Fort White FL on 3 April 2016. The trail had some debree; probably from the reccent storms.

I don't like the way the trail routes in Fort White. There are a couple of street crossings that I think are more dangerous than if the trail would have just stayed parallel to the main road thru town.

I want to ride the rest of the trail to O'Leno but will probably not do the Ichetucknee end again.

Nature Coast State Trail

Worth the journey!

March, 2016 by brown0947

I traveled from Lady Lake, Florida to ride the Nature Coast State Trail on March 17/18 staying overnight in Chiefland. The journey and hotel stay were well worth it!

This completely paved trail is a unique T-shape formed by the small Florida towns of Chiefland, Cross City, and Trenton. It actually crosses three Florida counties, Levy, Gilchrist, and Dixie!

Not deterred by overcast skies and the threat of rain, I set off late morning on the 17th from the depot trailhead in downtown Chiefland. My goal was to ride the leg to Fanning Springs and from there ride on to Trenton. The trail from Chiefland runs parallel with U.S. 19 but at a distance that the road cannot be seen or heard. There were a number of small country roads that had to be crossed as I rode out of Chiefland but very little traffic and didn't need to come to a complete stop at any of the crossings.

After 8 miles of this leg, the rain became too much and so I beat a hasty retreat back to Chiefland.

The morning of the 18th once again greeted me with gray, forbidding, overcast skies and I considered abandoning my riding plans for the day. Decided, however, to drive north on U.S. 19 to the trailhead at Fanning Springs. Glad I did because, as the morning progressed, gray skies were replaced by blue and the sun appeared.

I first rode the trail from Fanning Springs to the trailhead at Cross City (approximately 13 miles). For several miles I rode through an avenue of oak and pine trees before the trail opened up and ran along U.S. 19 into Cross City. The trail from Fanning Springs to Cross City contained several wooden bridges and one longer paved bridge. One of these old train trestles bridges the Suwanee River.

The next leg of the ride took me across the top of the "T" from Cross City to Trenton (approximately 22 miles). Only a few quiet roads to cross. The depot at Trenton is used partly as a Quilt store, and that day there Quilt Festival was in full swing.

After a refreshments and a break I cycled back to Fanning Springs.

If you like a straight and flat trail, the nature Coast State Trail is for you! The trail surface is good except for small sections of the Fanning Springs to Trenton leg. Lots of trees, Florida fauna and open fields to see! Unfortunately, I did not get to see wildlife except, of course, for the numerous squirrels. The trail is well patrolled by Park Rangers and also a Park volunteer who takes great pride in keeping the trail clean and clear of trash and foliage. There were restrooms at Cross City, Chiefland, and Trenton. Covered benches were scattered along the trail for those who need to rest. Carry water/drinks with you as this trail does not provide drinking water. I guess I was spoiled the previous weekend when I rode the Suncoast Trail which provides ice water for its users. The days I rode the Nature Coast State trail I saw few fellow cyclists but I'm sure the weather was partly responsible for that.

All in all I really enjoyable two days. I highly recommend this trail!

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