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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.
We rode from the withlAchoochee state trail to the opposite side in brooksville. Great ride, we packed a squeeze bottle with electrolytes in water and I have the camelbak mule 3L of water. I thought that would be sufficient to ride there and back. We also had 4 miles to go at the start and finish as we put in at the trailhead just north of 50. In total 28 miles. The brooksville end is supposedly in a place that isn’t the best part of town but having the bathrooms and shops near was a real pleasur. If you do this ride, it is absolutely necessary to have plenty of water as there isn’t a drop available for 19
So much fun! Dirt road along the river to the bike trail. Easy paved trail along the river. Saw wildlife. Loved the trail
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).
This trail for me is perfect, I am a brand new biker in my late 40’s and my wife is as well. She is an experienced tri-athlete and knows her way around a bike. This particular trail is all paved at least for the 15 miles we have traversed as well as the off shoot “good neighbor trail”. You have 1 place for water and rest rooms at the 6 mile marker if you start on state road 301 north of Dade City. We have 20oz water bottles and that for me on these hot days is not nearly enough. I am looking into purchasing camelbak style packs to have plenty more fluids. That is my only issue, little hills, big hills and everything in between. Highly recommend trying this trail.
Good, ample parking with indoor plumbing rest rooms at the trailhead. There is no canopy to speak of for shade. My fitness watch measured 35’ of elevation change throughout the ride. The trail doesn’t open until 8am.
Deep pockets of lush vegetation and eternal springs interspersed with four-lane vehicle parallels make this trail a notch below a five. Take in all the glory of live oaks, turkeys, sabal palms, gators, deep green springs to offset the noise and speed of the bustle of the road on the Lake Monroe leg.
We dropped in at the parking area just west of Gemini Springs, then headed east to Green Spring, taking in the Debary Hall on the way out and the Enterprise Museum on the way back for a little East End history tour.
The west trek delivered us at Lake Monroe to a boisterous boat landing, then back to the lot for a 17-mile RT journey. Finished with a Sanford Farmer's Market visit and a Smithwicks at Sullivan's to finish a glorious Saturday in late August.
You'll never find nirvana with all the cars between the two spings on this let, but you will find a great slice of Florida. Soak it in.
Great 17-mile out and back trail with deep lush canopies and natural springs. Trail headed at Gemini Springs then went East to Green and back to Lake Monroe. Do yourself a favor and check out the the Enterprise Museum as a n offshoot path.
Rode from Inverness trailhead south to Floral City and back. Also north a few miles and back. Saw one deer and one squirrel. Nothing special, but not bad either. If you’re looking for a place to ride for exercise this will work.
This trail was unexpectedly beautiful, curvy and shaded... Nice change from the very straight Florida rail trails. Looking forward to visiting again soon.
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 .
We rode the northernmost part of the trail. We parked at Barkley Dog Park in DeLand, which has bathrooms and is relatively close to the start of the trail. We rode north all the way to DeLeon Spring. The entrance to the Spring is about a mile from the end of the bike trail but is easy to access. $2 per bike to get in to the park, but it’s worth it to take a dip and cool off before heading back. Looking forward to doing other legs of the trail. 16 mile round trip!
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