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We rode the northern section of the trail, from DeLeon Springs to W. Minnesota Street. A good portion of this trail is a narrow sidewalk. We had breakfast at Ponce DeLeon State Park (you cook your own pancakes) and then we hit the trail. Next time we will ride the next segment that starts near Lake Beresford Park. We checked it out, lots of amenities.
Rode this today starting on the east end into Palatka and back. Saw maybe 10 people on the trail the whole time. Lots of beautiful canopied sections. Since it was not sunny today the other sections were just fine. Will definitely ride this route again!
We rode this trail today and it's one of our favorites so far! Smooth paved trail, we saw a deer, turtle and snake!
Rode the trail this morning and it is a nice ride. Low grade hills and mostly shaded. However, there is no potable water or open restroom either at the Brooksville trailhead or where the trail meets the Withlacoochee Trail. Restrooms in Brooksville are closed due to vandalism.
We started at south end in Polk City and biked 8 miles north. There is plenty of parking and a restroom about .5 mile in. Nice wide trail with benches along the way. Plenty of tortoises! We also saw turkeys. We crossed a dirt road and a major 2 lane road on this section. 1/2 mile markers are painted on the trail. Mostly shady and so quiet-only heard the birds. Asphalt trail was mostly smooth but did have some bumps and rolling areas. I would bike it again if in the area.
This trail is definitely relaxing with the natural wildlife makes it wonderful. A straight well maintained asphalt bike trail. A great spot to ride your bike and not have a care in the world. Not a heavy over populated trail with tons of people who don’t know the rules of biking. Lots of shade riding the 30 miles one way. If you don’t like serene, middle of nowhere type of trails, then this is not for you.
This is one of the most naturally beautiful segments of trail in the area. That said, there are many segments that are not complete yet, and there are many segments that are showing their age, with treacherous rough surfaces, cracked pavement, potholes. The whole area could use some love, but it’s so beautiful. Better suited to walking/jogging than cycling simply because it’s twisty and worn out in places.
Would anyone recommend this trail for longboarding?
I have been cycling this wonderful trail for a number of years and it is sad to see the deteriorating condition of some parts of the trail due to a lack of maintenance. The trail is usually covered with debris in places and the weeds are taking over parts of the trail. Tree roots have made the asphalt surface so rough in spots that it is actually dangerous.
We started in palatka. Highlight of the trail was right at the beginning at the bridge. We parked at beat western as the trailhead was a bit sketchy. Once crossing bridge path was a little rough for a mile. After that the trail was great for the next five miles. Lots of shade. Very hot day. The trail then runs along 207 for about three miles and the traffic was a bit loud. Overall it was a good time.
First time on the trail we started at the Croom area. Restrooms were well-maintained and we saw the deputy sheriff twice. I look forward to riding the complete 46 mile trail. Thank you everyone for taking great care of this trail.
This trail has a lot of potential. Unfortunately, there is a lot of litter and homeless. Do not use this trail by yourself.
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