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Started from the Vermont Heights ¿ trailhead, ¿
new restrooms here, not finished yet.
Rode north 2.4 miles to the end near I-95.
Rode south about 6.2 miles to the new trailhead at Armstrong Park. Restrooms, parking and picnic tables available.
West about a mile to the end in Spuds at CR-207. Can see trail work in progress West of CR-207.
Crossing CR-207 both times easy with Flashing lights and cooperating drivers.
Returned to Vermont Heights for a 17.4 mile ride.
The trail was fantastic! Parked at Twin Lake Road and headed toward Palatka. Some minimal debri but smooth cycling with plenty of wild life. I’m really looking forward to the trail being complete so I can cycle safely to St Augustine. April 20, 2018
We have rode this trail many times but not lately. It is an 82 mile drive from our home. It is still worth the drive, You always have the feel of the old rail line as the trail sits atop a tram bed with the ditch on both sides, it reminds you of the work that went into building all our railroads. Bugs were only bad if you stopped for a long time. It was Easter Sunday and it was well used but not crowded, We saw two rattlesnakes and many birds. The description on the page says there is plenty of restaurants and stores at both ends, this is not true. In fact there is none. The construction of the US 301 bypass by Baldwin does not really affect your ride. If you are in North Florida this trail is always a good trip,
Rode this trail yesterday, end to end. A great trail but... when I returned to my car at the Roberts Lane parking lot I discovered my car window shattered. Nothing was stolen, just pure vandalism. Park somewhere else.
My buddy and I road the full length and back (40 miles) this month, 3/2018. Due to the length of this trail the number of bikers/walkers were spread out so was not at all croweded. The flooded area mentioned by previous review has subsided and is not an issue. We would love to see a timeline on when the east trailhead to Palatka portion will be completed. It appears work is in full swing and even on Saturday the crew was working. This is a great trail with only a few road crossings except for in Keystone Heights.
This trail is right down Hwy 17, so you have the auto noise constant. The path has alot of root growth so its not smooth, and the condos and subdivisions along the trail use the trail to walk there dogs on the trail, the smell on the southern part of was very strong. Not my favor-it trail.
I use it often for biking as I live nearby. Southern end is tree covered mostly until one crosses CR220. Also the county extended a trail south from Black Creek Park bridge along US17 to Green Cove Springs another approx 3.5 miles. The asphalt trail parallels the highway and is mainly out in the open so is not very scenic but great for exercise.
I ride this Trail a lot since I live in St Augustine. The only bad thing to say about it is some dog owners let their pets run free (western end) so I've had run ins with a pit bull that roam the wooded areas. So beware, other than that its a nice path. Hope they finish the Hastings section soon
Love how it begins in the park but thereafter way too many intersections off of a major state road. Nearly hit three times by drivers not paying attention. Super noisy. Just not enjoyable.
Much to my surprise, the Baldwin trail appears to be about 18 years old now. Not only has it been well kept up, they have continued to add amenities, such as bike pumps at Halsema and the Baldwin train station.
I've been frightened twice, once by a young steer that got lose near Halsema Rd. and was threatening random riders, and then once inadvertently riding over a 6 foot rattler.
Other than that - it continues to be an awesome bike trail. My best time from trailhead and back was 1 hour, 37 minutes and 38 seconds. I was much young [ and thinner ] then.
Construction has begun on the Hastings gap in the trail. The new construction will close the gap between the county line (east of Hasting) and the current end of the trail on the east side of Hasting. When the construction is complete in the fall of 2018 (hopefully) you will be able to ride from Palatka to the outskirts of St. Augustine (near I-95) on the trail. Plus the new Trail Head just west of Hastings will open up at that time also. Bathrooms and parking!! It's already built waiting on the trail to be finished!!
Another 5 miles of trail is being constructed east of Roberts Lane. This construction should be done around summer of 2018. The trail will then have a bit over 25 miles of continuous pavement. Not including the trail up to Gold Head State Park. This new section will bring the trail past county road 309C where you can then hop on a short 2 mile trail that will take you to a park with picnic tables and bathrooms (that are not always open).
Also coming in late spring early summer. Construction of a pavilion with picnic tables & a new playground will be completed at the Florahome trail-head. Thanks to the hard work of local residents and donations from business's..
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