Lake City, FL Running Trails and Maps

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6th Street Rail Trail

1.7 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

40 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

UF Campus Greenway

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Archer Braid Trail

12.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Four Freedoms Trail

12.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Gainesville Rail-Trails

7.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail

12 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

7 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
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
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 about 40 miles to Keystone Heights through well-canopied forests, pine...
FL 40 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
Overview The Archer Braid Trail runs for over 12 miles between Archer and Gainesville in north-central Florida.  About the Route The Archer Braid Trail is paved along most of its route and...
FL 12.3 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
Overview The Waldo Road Greenway, Depot Avenue Rail-Trail, the Kermit Sigmon Bike Trail and the Old Archer Road Trail are all part of Gainesville's ever-expanding rail-trail network. The Waldo...
FL 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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

Recent Trail Reviews

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

The tale 9f 2 trails

February, 2024 by scottbholmer

The west end towards Gainesville is quite a bit different than the east end at Hawthorne. The Hawthorne end offers good cycling with a road bike. The Gainesville end not so much. It has a lot of severe tree root damage, sharp curves, and suprisingly steep hills. Once you get thru that in the first 5 miles the trail straightens out and runs parallel to a busy and noisy road. Great.
We rode it 3 times and finally agreed it wasn't worth the effort. With the 2 overlooks onto Paynes Prairie and the Al Lucha trail within the first 3 miles, this end of the trail lends itself to walking or riding an ebike. The ebike negates the hills and would have larger tires that would absorb all the bumpiness.
The east end was rural with fewer people and was more suitable for someone wanting to actually bike.

Gainesville Rail-Trails

disappointed

February, 2024 by gstoddard

I agree with another post, women should be very aware of areas of this trail. Many young men on drugs it appears in areas where things could go bad in a hurry

Nature Coast State Trail

Nature Coast Trail

February, 2024 by kkimmelawnings

K and K rode from Cross City to Fanning and had BBQ The first part is along the road and open and loud with truck noise Long and straight following the overhead power lines Paved and in good condition

Accordion

Gainesville Rail-Trails

Not Great :(

February, 2024 by brookeypav

Rollerskates this entire trail in October of 2023. Sadly, not great quality always in surface. Lots of homeless tents along the trail. Ends by airport. Busy road next to it. No cool scenery. Glad I did it but not planning to ever do it again.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Beautiful & Quiet

February, 2024 by brookeypav

Loved this trail as a distance skater! Did 42 miles on rollerskates. Started Keystone Heights in the morning. Quiet morning and saw the sunrise over the lakes. It was beautiful and just a quiet skate. Lots of little shrews & marsh rabbits spotted. Florahome is really cute. The surface is amazing…was perfect for skating. Averaged around 9 mph on rollerskates. Will be recommending this trail to any other skaters…just so serene :,)

Suwannee River Greenway at Branford

Could have been a great rail trail.

February, 2024 by mhornick1

About a mile south of Branford the greenway leaves the old rail bed to run parallel highway 27. Why? The rail bed would have been off the road and a superior base for asphalt. Beautiful day and a nice ride to Fort White and back where from shock fork got a workout. Next Fort White to O’Leno SP on the Ichetucknee to O’Leno Trail.

Suwannee River Greenway at Branford

Road two trails

February, 2024 by mhornick1

Rode Suwanee Greenway from Ivey Memorial Park in Branford to Fort White and back. Didn’t know they were to trails. We enjoyed the ride as the weather was perfect. As previously reported, this greenway needs a complete re-construction. The greenway ends at the Ichetucknee river bridge. You take your life in your hands as you have to travel on the road across the bridge to Ft. White.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Great Trail

January, 2024 by annkellylopez

Rode from Imeson Rd trailhead and went through Camp Milton park (where bathrooms are located on left, ~ 5.7 miles in). Great way to spend a chilly Thursday in January. Highly recommend!

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Lake Butler to Palatka

January, 2024 by kirsten.baker

Great trail! I would start in Keystone Heights and park at any business and skip the 8 mile connector from Mike Roess Goldhead state park! 21 is a busy road, loud, and not much to see but run down homes and businesses! The trail itself is Beautiful, with nice scenery, smooth surface and you can get as long of a ride as you want! Not crowded on a Saturday in December and we got in 30 miles!

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

Paved path with swamps on either side. Not too many road crossings.

December, 2023 by jalapeno1a

Paved path with swamps on either side. Not too many road crossings.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

On that new section just opened west of keystone heights, about a quarter mile in on the north side of the road is a house with two unsecured yappy dogs who are prepared to battle all cyclists on the trail. Be prepared!

December, 2023 by jgator

On that new section just opened west of keystone heights, about a quarter mile in on the north side of the road is a house with two unsecured yappy dogs who are prepared to battle all cyclists on the trail. Be prepared!

Four Freedoms Trail

Needs Maintenance

December, 2023 by sweetm40

Beautiful trail but dangerous due to lack of maintenance. Signs missing at intersections, overgrown in areas, downed trees blocking the path and major asphalt buckling.
Contacted FDOT to inquire about maintenance, FDOT referred me to Madison Public Works and provided contact information. Sent an e-mail requesting maintenance but did not receive a response. Hope to try it again someday.

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