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6th Street Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Archer Braid Trail

6.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Bell Trail

0.8 mi
State: FL
Dirt, Grass
Accordion

Good Neighbor Trail

10.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

14.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

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

Spring to Spring Trail

17 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Suncoast Trail

42 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

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 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 Depot ...
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 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
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
The James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint; at least ...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
The Good Neighbor Trail runs 10 miles from Brooksville to the Withlacoochee State Forest in western Florida, following the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad Line. The western end of the ...
FL 10.3 mi Asphalt
The Lake Apopka Loop Trail is nearly 15-miles. There’s an abundance of nature as well as some background history regarding the lake. Spanning across former farmland along the north shore, Florida’s fourth ...
FL 14.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Accordion
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
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
About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more ...
FL 13 mi Asphalt
If you're traveling to central Florida, you won't want to miss the Spring to Spring Trail, which connects a number of small, friendly towns between Orlando and Daytona Beach, as well as many of the area's ...
FL 17 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
Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north through ...
FL 42 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 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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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 Depot ...

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 ...

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 ...

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint; at least ...

Good Neighbor Trail

FL - 10.3 miles

The Good Neighbor Trail runs 10 miles from Brooksville to the Withlacoochee State Forest in western Florida, following the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad Line. The western end of the ...

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. ...

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

FL - 13 miles

About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more ...

Spring to Spring Trail

FL - 17 miles

If you're traveling to central Florida, you won't want to miss the Spring to Spring Trail, which connects a number of small, friendly towns between Orlando and Daytona Beach, as well as many of the area's ...

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 ...

Suncoast Trail

FL - 42 miles

Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north through ...

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 ...

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 Depot ...

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 ...

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 ...

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint; at least ...

Good Neighbor Trail

FL - 10.3 miles

The Good Neighbor Trail runs 10 miles from Brooksville to the Withlacoochee State Forest in western Florida, following the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad Line. The western end of the ...

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

FL - 14.6 miles

The Lake Apopka Loop Trail is nearly 15-miles. There’s an abundance of nature as well as some background history regarding the lake. Spanning across former farmland along the north shore, Florida’s fourth ...

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. ...

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

FL - 13 miles

About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more ...

Spring to Spring Trail

FL - 17 miles

If you're traveling to central Florida, you won't want to miss the Spring to Spring Trail, which connects a number of small, friendly towns between Orlando and Daytona Beach, as well as many of the area's ...

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 ...

Suncoast Trail

FL - 42 miles

Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north through ...

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 ...

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 Depot ...

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 ...

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

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint; at least ...

Good Neighbor Trail

FL - 10.3 miles

The Good Neighbor Trail runs 10 miles from Brooksville to the Withlacoochee State Forest in western Florida, following the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad Line. The western end of the ...

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

FL - 14.6 miles

The Lake Apopka Loop Trail is nearly 15-miles. There’s an abundance of nature as well as some background history regarding the lake. Spanning across former farmland along the north shore, Florida’s fourth ...

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. ...

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

FL - 13 miles

About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more ...

Spring to Spring Trail

FL - 17 miles

If you're traveling to central Florida, you won't want to miss the Spring to Spring Trail, which connects a number of small, friendly towns between Orlando and Daytona Beach, as well as many of the area's ...

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 ...

Suncoast Trail

FL - 42 miles

Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north through ...

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

Good Neighbor Trail

Good Neighbor Trail

February, 2017 by youker

I did this nice 4 mile trail this morning. The trail ends at the corner of Weatherly Road and Richbarn Road. Richbarn Road continues on for a few miles so you could extend your trip a bit. The start of the trail at Russell Road is just off South Main Street. The further extension into Withlacoochee State Forest requires a mountain bike and a willingness to deal with a rough surface. Youker

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.

Accordion

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Lots of nature and an easy ride!

January, 2017 by wreinsel

We rode this trail on Friday January 27th from about 10am to 5pm. We started from the Mabel trailhead which is mile 29.5 and there is a restroom there. The main issue on this trail is that there is no water except at the Greenpond trailhead at mile 10. That is where we turned around after refilling our water bottle. There was one other restroom at about mile 20 at the Bay Lake trailhead which was a compostable toilet and there was parking and picnic tables there.

We were not riding for speed but to see the wildlife and there was a lot of nature to see. It was 20 degrees below normal so much chillier than normal with some sun and no wind.

We saw river otters, great blue herons, egrets, ibis, sandhill cranes, cormorants, and hawks from the bridges crossing the water. There were many types of woodpeckers and warblers too. Alligators were also out in the water.

While this sraight and flat trail can be used for speed it is also a great trail for a relaxing day of wildlife watching.

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.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Back to Nature

January, 2017 by jmk355

Beginning in Polk City and riding to the other end and back, there is an abundance of wildlife and vegetation. Only needed one gear but a sharp eye helped a lot to see a number of gators (some fairly large) in the waters along the way. They aren't interested in cyclists fortunately. A super ride to relax and enjoy the beauties of nature. Water is not abundant, but easy to manage if you make good use of the fountains at mm10 in both directs.

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

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

The Zen Trail of Serenity.

January, 2017 by mixorly_tl

If you want to just get on your pedals and disappear into a hard fought speed ride with an amazing backdrop this ride is perfect. But it is also just a Serene Ride if you want to stop along the way and look at Florida's natural scenery and wild life. it doesn't have the diversity of some other trails but by the end I realized it didn't have to. Miles are marked and benched stations for cyclists are prevalent along the way. Out of the way but worth every minute getting there.

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.

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

Beautiful Scenery

January, 2017 by dbooth1917

Nice ride with lots of birds and gators. Didn't see a slot of other riders. Very nice but bumpy in places. Safe parking with restrooms. We stopped at La Prada Mexicana grocery and deli 5 miles down from the trailhead and got great homemade tamales to take on the trail.

Spring to Spring Trail

Best Kept Secret

January, 2017 by cray542464

This trail is one of the best kept secrets in Central Florida. My wife and I are looking forward to the completion.

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.

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