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Spacious Trails throughout lovely master planned communities and quaint downtown Lake Nona.Even connections that are not a part of the trail are fairly wide and an enjoyable ride.
I ride this trail at least three times a week. Trail is becoming a little bumpy due to tree roots. I start at the trail head on 207 just south of St. Augustine. I ride to Hastings, about 10 miles. I then leave the trail and take the country roads out to the river. I see maybe 3 cars a day on those roads. I end up with a round trip of 27 miles. Check out Google maps to find the roads that lead to Federal Point from where the trail crosses Main Street in Hastings. The trail crosses 207 twice. Bvery careful, cars don’t even slow down when you are waiting to cross.
The trail winds around beautiful woods and a golf course with minimal exposure to traffic.
The trail was fabulous, paved and winding along Lake Minneola. I would love to give our experience 5 stars, but several trail users made this impossible. We had been looking forward to biking this trail on our cruisers and traveled over an hour from Seminole County. We came on a Wednesday afternoon.
The posted speed limit on the trail is 15 mph and those directions are to also use the right side of the path.
Most of the bicyclists were riding touring bikes and exceeding the speed by a considerable amount. In addition, only two out of the more than 40 touring cyclists alerted us when they passed us. Because we didn't hear them coming, a collision nearly resulted in one case. We noticed that several pedestrians and a couple of other bicyclists were also startled at different times by these cyclists with some riding at speeds we've seen when they ride along the highway.
Another issue was people walking in groups spread across the entire path. I was nearly involved in a head-on collision with three cyclists because A walker who was spread across to the far left side of the trail did not yield despite my calling out 3 times "ON YOUR LEFT!" I had no where to go but into a pole or a park bench until she finally moved to her right. At that point I was able to see the other cyclists feet away who were only able to pass just inches from me. It could have been a big mess of bikes AND pedestrians.
Earlier we heard a jogger telling other groups to "break up" due to the same situation. No one walking seemed to hear him either.
I'd like to think that people just aren't thinking about how their use of the trail affects others. I really don't like to believe people are selfish and inconsiderate. Regardless of intent, however, there were at least three incidences that we personally witnessed or were involved in during our one and half ride in which we or others could have been hurt pretty badly.
In the interest of public safety it seems that the trail should be monitored, warnings given to abusers and fines imposed if they choose to continue to behave without concern for others.
Finally the connection of the second and third section is near completion at mile marker 14.5 where the trail dead ended into a recycling dump before. In addition they are constructing public restrooms along the trail at the Winter Springs High School sports complex. This turns the trail from a 4 to a 5 star bike trail, though it still has many road crossings and certain sections get quite busy on weekends. People are overall polite and cooperative when you announce yourself and communicate well with drivers at the many 4 way stops. I love this trail since a lot of it runs through shady wooded areas, especially between Longwood and Oviedo.
The east trailhead is an unmarked, unpaved sandlot just past the airport with no facilities. It looks like a sketchy place to park if you aren't familiar with the area. Trail mile markers begin at 6.0 miles here.
There are several unmarked and facility-less parking areas before you get to Florahome, and there are no services of any kind until mile 18.5 at Florahome, where there is a pit toilet, water fountain, picnic tables, and convenience store. There are no services until Twin Lakes Community park in Keystone Heights, about mile marker 27. The trail passes right by Walgreens in Keystone Hts, mile marker 30.
The trial is awesome: straight, relatively flat, and shaded most of the way from Palatka to Keystone Heights, which is about 24 miles. it parallels Hwy 100 but is separated but a buffer strip of trees.
The trail is paved and there are great views the entire way. There are parks along the way and places to eat. Such a relaxing and beautiful ride.
Parked in Sand Point Park, rode to Aurantia Trailhead & back (20 mi) No services, but there are a few places nearby to stop for water. Check out Pier 220 for lunch & a great water view
Nice ridding with easy connections to others trail but intermittent crossing & stop signs ¿
Great trail , nicely kept , water& bench seating available! Easily connects to other central trails !
We used the new, temporary parking just off 2850 List Road, the entrance to the only on weekends Wildlife Loop for cars. This temp lot is open daily and you can walk your bike through the opening left at the gate. However, the wildlife on the trail and the fact that it's closed to cars during the week makes up for it. We rode to Limpkin Point. The trail varies in comfort, sometimes a bit rocky, definitely not for road bikes. We took about an hour, stopping to see the wildlife and scenery. There are clean port-a-potties at the pump house and close to the trail entrance.
There is no need to ride this trail as a stand alone ride. It crosses many business entrances with many dips creating whoop-de-doos more appropriate for a motocross course. As it parallels 415, there is very little beauty to take in as you ride, the exception being the view from the bridge over the St. John’s. But the half cloverleaf under the bridge to change sides of 415 is incredibly bumpy and the turns extremely sharp. This trail will be an important link when the trails in Sanford are finished to the Florida East Central Regional Trail
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