Lake City, FL Birding Trails and Maps

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6th Street Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Archer Braid Trail

6.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Four Freedoms Trail

12.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

12 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

14.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Nature Coast State Trail

32 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

30.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

UF Campus Greenway

2.6 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
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...
FL 6.2 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
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...
FL 16.5 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
Just west of bustling downtown Jacksonville, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail, one of north Florida's oldest, traverses a rural setting of hardwood uplands, wetlands and pine flatwoods. A dense...
FL 14.5 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
Rolling out of the city’s west side, the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail offers a slice of quiet paradise, journeying more than 25 miles to Keystone Heights through well-canopied forests, pine...
FL 30.3 mi Asphalt
Paralleling State Route 21, this multiuse path provides an important connection between the charming community of Keystone Heights and Gold Head Branch State Park. The trail begins downtown at a...
FL 7 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
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...
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....
FL 6.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Nature Coast State Trail

Nice Rural Out and Back

September, 2020 by vickitaylor1

We parked in Old Towne which had parking along the trail— some of our group parked at the Subway/Hardees/Marathon a block away with rest rooms. By starting in middle, we did one option towards Trenton which was over the Swanee and then we went towards Cross City which had a few restaurant choices (Dairy Queen, Carriage House Best of Dixie Diner) for lunch in the opposite direction. OK rural trail—not quite as scenic as Reem Wilson or Courtney Campbell.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Keystone - Palatka - great trail

September, 2020 by jimbocollins3

Great trail, we started from Twin Lakes parking area in Lake Geneva. Bathroom and lots of parking. Excellent surface, half shaded. We went the 20 miles east to end of trail (the mile markers are incorrect at this point, the trail ends at the "6" mile marker, eventually it will go into Palatka - hopefully). Presently you would have to jump on the highway (100) to go into Palatka. We rode back through Keystone to the end of the trail a few miles the other side of Keystone Heights. Did not find the Hometown Restaurant, but a nice lunch at Clydes (only open until 2 pm).

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

August 2020 morning ride

August, 2020 by robertvillar

Wonderful , beautiful trail . Great riding surface . The tree canopies made riding bikes in Florida even better . Beautiful farms and great butterflies habit along the trail .

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Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

Beautiful shady Trail

August, 2020 by fi7uzmivxh

Terrific trail with lots of nature and shade!

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Great shady ride

June, 2020 by deester1

Picked up trail across from airport. No real trailhead, just a dirt parking area. That’s the only downside of the entire experience. At 7 am We rode 15 mile out and back. 90% shaded. Imagine it would be 75% shaded even later in day. Saw only 2 or 3 bicyclists and one walker the entire 30 miles. Well maintained, clean and swept except for a small 3 mile section. Stopped at Florahome trailhead where they have facilities. That’s the only trailhead we saw on our ride.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Well maintained!! Plenty of places to stop to take a break or have a picnic!

June, 2020 by michaelmaguire32

Well maintained!! Plenty of places to stop to take a break or have a picnic!

Four Freedoms Trail

Very nice trail. Mostly shady

May, 2020 by pauhana1951

We walked this in two different sections. The first time we started in Madison, where you have to just park on the side of the road, and walked almost to the picnic area just outside of Pinetta. The next time we parked in Pinetta at the parking area in town by the picnic tables and restrooms and walked to the river and then back to the same picnic area outside of Pinetta. Most of the trail is very shady, which is great in our southern heat. If you are heading to the river, be sure and spray with Off or some other type of bug repellent as the biting flies can be pretty bad at times. Wish I could figure out how to upload my pictures because it is really a pretty hike.

Archer Braid Trail

Traffic noise

May, 2020 by sandhillgarden

The trial is very nice, shady and wide. However, the noise from the traffic on Archer Road is extremely loud, and the only parking anywhere in Archer is in the sun. My dog can't be in the sun; the car gets too hot.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Great Trail

May, 2020 by swamp3815

Trail is well maintained. Nice parking areas with good small facilities at Imeson Trailhead. Baldwin has excellent facilities. Between mile markers 8 and 9 another timely facility. Halsema Rd parking has a few picnic tables and portable restroom. I was there on Memorial Day Sunday. It was crowded. Most riders practice road etiquette, but a few don’t...be careful. I will definitely do this trail again

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Nice Trail

May, 2020 by swamp3815

I started my ride on State Road 100 just west of Palatka Regional Airport. Very nice well maintained trail. My intentions were to make it to Keystone Heights. Unfortunately, after two knee replacements I found I was not ready to make the complete round trip. While I enjoyed the trail very much, a restroom would have been really nice to see.

Four Freedoms Trail

Lovely Shaded Ride

May, 2020 by monique.ellsworth

From beginning to end the ride took about an hour each way. The shade and rest spots along the way were a welcomed reprieve from the sun and gave us a chance to apply more sunscreen and drink some water. The ride takes you past numerous pastures and livestock. Shady oaks cover most of the trail. It was a bit difficult to find parking. We ended up parallel parking on a residential street.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

A Great Ride

April, 2020 by gar.snider

You ever have one of those days when you are out exercising and everything is going really good. The weather is perfect, your spirits are high, you feel really good and your bike is running smooth and fast. April 26, 2020 was one of those days for me. It was a great ride. I picked up the trail just west of the Palatka Regional Airport. This trail is nice and smooth and has very little traffic. I highly recommend.

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