Ocala, 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

Crosstown Trail (FL)

1.8 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Dunnellon Trail

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Good Neighbor Trail

10.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hancock Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

14.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Nature Coast State Trail

32 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Palatka Urban Trail

2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

30.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Spring to Spring Trail

22.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Suncoast Trail

42 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Tav-Lee Trail

3.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

UF Campus Greenway

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt
Accordion

Wilson Lake Parkway Trail

3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

6.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
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
The Crosstown Trail in Crystal River is a historic railway line that has been converted into a multiuse trail stretching nearly two miles. The concrete trail is used for walking, biking and hiking. A...
FL 1.8 mi Concrete
Lying largely within the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, this trail passes 2.5 miles through stands of cypress and across the Withlacoochee River over a magnificent new (in 2014) bridge....
FL 2.5 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
The General 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;...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
The Good Neighbor Trail runs for just over 10 miles from Brooksville to the Withlacoochee State Forest in western Florida, following the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad Line. The...
FL 10.3 mi Asphalt
The Hancock Trail is 6.5 miles of smooth as ice, undulating multi-purpose trail in Lake County, Florida. It’s wide - a good 14 ft - and the hilly topography can either be a moderate challenge or a...
FL 6.5 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 Marjorie Harris Carr Cross-Florida Greenway is on a mission to create a non-motorized conduit stretching 110 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to St. John’s River in Palatka. The corridor showcases...
FL 15.6 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
The Palatka Urban Trail is a connector between the Lake Butler-Palatka section and the Palatka-St. Augustine Trail. It was completed in 2013 and stretches about 2 miles. The western half of the trail...
FL 2 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
The Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail currently runs through the communities of Armstrong, Elkton, and Vermont Heights in northeastern Florida. Much of the route follows State Route 207, hence its...
FL 18 mi Asphalt
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
If you're traveling to central Florida, you won't want to miss the Spring to Spring Trail, which connects a number of small, friendly towns between Orlando and Daytona Beach, as well as many of the...
FL 22.2 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
Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north...
FL 42 mi Asphalt
This is a paved multipurpose trail connecting two cities in central Florida. The pathway stretches 3 miles from W Main St. in Tavares, parallel to US-441 S, and terminates just after Kinne Pearce Rd....
FL 3.5 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
Accordion
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
The Wilson Parkway Trail parallels the road of the same name, stretching north from Cherry Rd to its endpoint on Libby Rd. #3. It’s mostly a green ride, there’s not much variation in scenery. The...
FL 3 mi Asphalt
The Withlacoochee Bay Trail extends from the Gulf, north of Crystal River and south of Inglis, nearly 5 miles east to just beyond North Suncoast Boulevard. The trail provides access to a 758-acre...
FL 6.2 mi Asphalt
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, Boardwalk, Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (Santos Trailhead to CR 200)

Awesome!

January, 2021 by matt355

Great trail! Nice wide paved path perfect for road bikes. Nice rolling hills, enough to challenge your legs a little on the way up and then you can enjoy the quick pace on the way down. The guy that wrote the review about the figure eight path went to the wrong trail head... he was on a different path. I almost made the mistake by going to the path he wrote about but I’m glad I went to the trail at 3080 SE 80th, had a great ride there. Highly recommended!

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

An unexpected jewel

January, 2021 by svancore

Not only is this trail very well-maintained but the wildlife is fantastic, the views are amazing and there are periodic outcroppings that are well done and well-maintained so that you can park your bike and walk out to an overlook. We saw a deer and at the end of the trail watched a dolphin hunt in the shallows. We found the contrast of the natural beauty against the distant view of the power plant to be one of the best sites in Florida. Easy access too

Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (Santos Trailhead to CR 200)

A Perfect Florida Winter Trail

December, 2020 by bike4-2

“Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway”. 65-75 degrees no breeze crystal blue skies. Perfect Florida winter weather on a perfect Trail for a tandem. Start at Santos Trialhead for the round trip. Probably the best trail we’ve done in Florida. Part of the unfinished Coast to Coast greenway. Curvy and rolling, canopies. Perfect asphalt, but if you are into mountain bikes, there are probably a hundred miles of dirt trail offshoots.

Accordion

Palatka Urban Trail

Nice urban trail

December, 2020 by drfredlee

The trail officially begins at N 1st St and Main. This part is not so interesting. The interesting part starts at the railroad station and going north and then west from there. Parking is easy at the railroad station, too.

Nature Coast State Trail

Start in Fanning Springs

December, 2020 by rdavies

As others suggested, we started in the middle and went down each direction until it went by busy highways. Stay in the cabins in Fanning Springs cabins if you can- really cute.

Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

St. Augustine to Palatka

December, 2020 by kmsill9599

This is a nice trail running from St. Augustine to Palatka. We started at the trailhead in Vermont Heights and we rode to Palatka. The trail is well maintained, smooth and restrooms along the trail. We enjoyed this trail very much and if we’re in the area again we would probably ride this again.

Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

Nice ride to Palatka from St. Augustine

December, 2020 by kmsill9599

Rode this trail from St. Augustine to Palatka last week. It’s a nice trail, smooth and wide and well maintained. There’s restrooms/water along the trail. Parts of the trail parallel a busy road/highway so take care in crossing as the trail crisscrosses the highway. We rode to Palatka and had an early dinner. It was a nice trail! Bonus was going past the town of Hastings, Florida where it was called, Florida’s Potato Capital!

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

This a beautiful trail, it is very peaceful and the wildlife is breath taking

December, 2020 by xianmcc

This a beautiful trail, it is very peaceful and the wildlife is breath taking

Withlacoochee State Trail

Love the southern half the most

November, 2020 by bretthburkey

The entire trail is terrific but if you only want to do part of it, I suggest the bottom half. The other day we drove to Floral City Park and accessed the trail about a quarter mile down the road to the east. We began riding south on mostly uninterrupted and canopied trail. Along Istachatta Rd with beautiful fields and ranches. We connected with the Good Neighbor Trail at about mile 10 from the terminus and rode southwest. It’s a newer straight trail to Brooksville. We saw two other riders and nothing but trees. Turned around at the end and returned to Floral City. A beautiful 40 mile ride.

Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

really great trail

November, 2020 by claywebster

This trail was wonderful. Very smooth ride, not very many people and beautiful scenery. I rode from Hastings to the north end and back. I will ride this again.

Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

7-mile Extension to St. Augustine Completed

November, 2020 by railtrail56

According to the eastcoastgreenway’s Instagram feed the 7-mile Extension to St. Augustine has been completed! Gotta get down there to ride it this winter. ¿

Hancock Trail

Challenging but beautiful

November, 2020 by pkrauss_tl

We started at the golf club. We only rode this trail for a very short distance - but what we did see the trail was absolutely beautiful. It was too challenging for my wife and I - we are in our mid 70s. Glad we gave it a shot. (Wish we were 10 years younger!

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