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Auburndale TECO Trail

6.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Cady Way Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Chain of Lakes Trail

3.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Cross Seminole Trail

22.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Flatwoods Park Trail

7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fort Fraser Trail

7.75 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Gaston Edwards Trail

0.7 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Gertrude's Walk

0.25 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Hammock Road Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Kewannee Trail

1.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

14.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lake Jackson Trail

10.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Lake Wales Trailway

2.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Little Econ Greenway

8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Orlando Urban Trail

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Pine Hills Trail

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sebring Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Seminole Wekiva Trail

14 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

1.4 mi
State: FL
Boardwalk, Concrete
Accordion

West Orange Trail

22 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Auburndale TECO Trail connects Lake Myrtle in Auburndale with Polk City, where it meets up with the General James A. Van Fleet Trail. The Auburndale TECO Trail is flat and invites walkers,...
FL 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Cady Way Trail runs from the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Howell Branch Road/Hall Road (just east of Goldenrod Park in Goldenrod) west and south to Colonial Town Center (Fashion Square Mall)...
FL 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Chain of Lakes Trail stretches for more than 3 miles along a former railroad bed from downtown Winter Haven to north of Lake Alfred in central Florida. As its name implies, you'll pass numerous...
FL 3.2 mi Asphalt
Stretching from Orlando’s densely populated outskirts to the sleepy bedroom communities of Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Lake Mary, the Cross Seminole Trail provides crucial residential links in this...
FL 22.8 mi Asphalt
The Flatwoods Park Trail is located within a park of the same name. Flatwoods Park is just one of five parks that make up the Wilderness Park system. These parks include Trout Creek, Dead River,...
FL 7 mi Asphalt
Note: Per a Florida Department of Transportation press release, "The Fort Fraser Trail will be closed at the Banana Creek Bridge from April through fall 2016 due to construction. The remainder of the...
FL 7.75 mi Asphalt
In northern Orlando, the Gaston Edwards Trail provides a pleasant jaunt of nearly a mile along Lake Ivanhoe's eastern shore. (Hence, the trail is also known as the Lake Ivanhoe Trail.) The paved route...
FL 0.7 mi Concrete
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...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
Gertrude’s Walk spans three city blocks in downtown Orlando, providing access to offices and the city’s sports arena not far from its southern end. The trail runs adjacent to an active CSX and Amtrak...
FL 0.25 mi Concrete
The Hammock Road Trail parallels its namesake from Highlands Hammock State Park to Lake Jackson, allowing Sebring residents easy access between two of the city's natural treasures. The state park...
FL 3.7 mi Asphalt
Kewannee Trail is a charming, neighborhood trail in Maitland, Florida. More than just a recreation path, the trail is popular as a connective line from the neighborhood to several destinations...
FL 1.7 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...
FL 14.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Lake Jackson Trail circles this popular swimming and boating spot in the heart of Sebring. Trail-goers will enjoy waterfront views along the lake's sandy shores and connections to other trails in...
FL 10.5 mi Concrete
The Lake Wales Trailway is a 2.3 mile, 12-foot wide asphalt path that circles most of Lake Wales. The trail serves both as a recreational and transportation asset, thanks to its proximity to a number...
FL 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Little Econ Greenway trail is just one section of the Orlando area's many fine trails. features riverside recreation, picnicking, wildlife watching, and canoe trails. It also features a canal...
FL 8 mi Asphalt
Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant way for pedestrians and bicyclists to reach a number of recreational and cultural attractions in the city's northern neighborhoods. It winds by several lakes,...
FL 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Opened in 2017, Orange County's Pine Hills Trail spans 1.75 miles from Alhambra Drive to Silver Star Road in a western subdivision of Orlando. In the middle of the north-south route, a spur heads...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Sebring Parkway Trail follows this major thoroughfare though downtown Sebring. Trail-goers will pass by three popular recreational attractions—Sebring Lake, Dinner Lake and Lake Jackson—as they...
FL 4 mi Concrete
Running along the former line of the Orange Belt Railway, the Seminole-Wekiva Trail offers a peaceful alternative to the busy streets of Altamonte Springs. This popular, well-marked, 14-mile route is...
FL 14 mi Asphalt
After 30 years of planning, the first segment of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail opened in Kissimmee in November 2016. The paved trail spans just over 1 mile, beginning near Steffee Landing, south of...
FL 1.4 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
Accordion
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
Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro Orlando. Fifteen...
FL 22 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
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...
FL 46 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Withlacoochee State Trail

Take your time!

January, 2018 by coconutbay

This is a very long trail and we were a bit overwhelmed by the length of this trail, since we live almost two hours away. Where do I start? Where do we grab lunch? What if we break down?

I invite you to read the other reviews. I hope this helps fill in some gaps.

Here's what we did:

Broke it into three sections. Day one we started at the red caboose. Google the address for David's World Cycle and you can find it easily a stone's throw away (There's another bike shop about a block away. Very nice people there as well.) We rode south almost to Hernando County. On the way back we stopped at Robin's Country Kitchen for a bite. (See TripAdvisor for review).

Day Two: Weeks later we nearly froze as we started at the Owensboro Trailhead (no restrooms there, by the way) and went north into Citrus County. The Townsen Lake Preserve had a sandy trail to it, so it was impossible for us to get the TerraTrikes all the way there. Met the ranger at Ridge Manor and he was a friendly fellow who advised us about possible wild turkey sightings.

Day Three: Yesterday we parked just north of 486 and scooted north to finish it off. Just before 491you can turn left (unmarked) and end up .5 mile later at a nice county park. (Central Ridge )On Saturdays there's a lot of soccer action, but you could grab typical concession stand fare: burgers, dogs, cokes, fries, etc. there if you want. 491 is a very busy crossing with no lights to help. You can't pedal down to the light without jumping on the highway (no bike lane there, either.) Just be careful and bring your patience.

INSIDER INFO:
1) Just north of 486 there's a place called Burger Station on the east side of the trail. We stopped after other cyclists' gave a good recommendation. It was very busy and only saw burgers so we left. Had a great aroma though!
2) If you break something on your bike, there's an Ace hardware store at the corner of 486 and 41.

Cady Way Trail

Hardly Worth it

January, 2018 by buffettbike

My wife and I rode the trail round trip on January 20, 2018. We started at the fashion Square Mall. Construction (no doubt temporary) has destroyed the trail start and parking lot near the post office. We had to ride around the block and intercept the trail where it intersects Maguire. No big deal, but an annoyance nonetheless. The only worthwhile aspect of the next segment of the trail was the the fact that you could connect to a very nice trail that runs around Lake Baldwin and passes the community's downtown area as you circle the lake. The rest of the trail itself up to the big bridge overpass is quite forgettable. From the big overpass to the end of the trail is not even worth riding. Near the end of the trail there is an overlook at Perch Lake. The overlook was populated with a bunch of seedy looking people, although they seemed not to pay any attention to us on bikes. This trail gets one star for just there actually being a trail there and the other star for the access to the Lake Baldwin trail.

West Orange Trail

Winter Garden Trail Portion

January, 2018 by vidman10

An earlier review suggest that the Winter Garden portion of the trail prevented 5 stars. Sad, as the small town has an excellent historic museum, interesting train museum, excellent and tasty restaurants. Slow down, stop and smell the roses. Biking is not only an adventure, it is meant to be enjoyed as well.

Accordion

Withlacoochee State Trail

RUSA Trail Ride 10/28/2017

November, 2017 by sir_randall954

I rode the entire length trail out and back as part of a RUSA randonneur ride this fall. It was a few weeks after Hurricane Irma hit and the trail was clear of all debris. Kudos to the local trail clubs and the State Park service on maintaining the trail so well. Plenty of resources along the trail for water stops and bathrooms. Trail is well marked and road crossings are decent. Several sections are have plenty of tree canopy to keep you cooler on hotter days. Drove up from South Florida to ride this trail.

Flatwoods Park Trail

I enjoy Flatwoods Park

November, 2017 by mrowe52

Love riding Flatwoods Park for a good workout and great senery.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

What a big surprise

November, 2017 by gregride

I was in Orlando FL area for the Thanksgiving Holiday week. So I decide to bring my bike and ride some of the trails in the area. I started with the Van Fleet and boy what a surprise I got. The trail was well maintain and had bike repair stations about every 2 to 3 miles. The restroom was super clean , well the one I use at the Green pond road trail head. There was Park Rangers on duty, That's a big plus. I talk to a lot of friendly people on the trail. This trail is straight and flat. Makes for some good tempo and SST rides. I rode the trail all week and did not bother trying out the other trails.

West Orange Trail

west Orange bike trail

November, 2017 by ittybritty

Wonderful paved trail through neighborhoods, nature, & historic old small towns. Lots to do on trail and offers more than others. Would ride again !

Cross Seminole Trail

Wish it connected to Wekiva Trail @ I-4

November, 2017 by clairemonet2008

There are many busy intersections. It’s not as shady as Wekiva Trail either, so I can’t go as far with my dog.

Flatwoods Park Trail

Flatwoods Park Trail

November, 2017 by debbie.porte

A wonderful Sunday morning trail.
The 7 mile multi-use loop lives up to its name. I always prefer a loop. It's so nice to be able to park, cycle and return to the vehicle without having to turnaround.
This is a wonderful paved flat trail surrounded by wonderful Florida wildlife. Rest and water stations are plentiful.
This trail now has automated parking meters that can accept credit/debit cards as well as cash. $2 for the day includes all Hillsborough County Parks.

Withlacoochee State Trail

Enjoyed the ride

October, 2017 by lesh152000

Very well maintained. Only wish there were more trash cans on the Citrus County side.

Little Econ Greenway

Fun dirt/sand trail

October, 2017 by rstotts37

Trail difficulty is intermediate, but if you just want to take it easy, you can stick to the wide service trails. Definitely would recommend as it has great scenery with some wildlife.

Flatwoods Park Trail

Flatwoods Trail...a winner

October, 2017 by coconutbay

Drove from I-75 and turned east on Bruce B. Downs Blvd, driving less than a mile before turning right (south) into the entrance. Trail head has restrooms and a Pepsi machine. We enjoyed the very smooth asphalt surface and the scenery -lots of the "old Florida" with palmettos and native trees. Saw a 6' alligator off to the side. Friendly bicyclists passed us (we're on recumbent trikes) and we passed walkers and a skater.

A quick shower hit us at the best time, as we were only a few feet from a shelter. Nice to have a place to hang out.

INSIDER INFO:
1) 11 mile trip if you use the Bruce B. Downs entrance. 7 miles if you use the Morris Bridge road entrance. Plan accordingly!
2) After riding there are several places to grab a fast food lunch (ChickFila, etc) and a Walgreens to visit if you stop and happen to adjust your bike seat on an ant bed like me.

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