Palatka, FL Birding Trails and Maps

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6th Street Rail Trail

1.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fuller Warren Shared Use Path

0.9 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

14.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail

8.71 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Northbank Riverwalk

2 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

36.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Southbank Riverwalk

1.2 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Spring to Spring Trail

25 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

UF Campus Greenway

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Archer Braid Trail

12.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Doctors Lake Drive Bike Path

4.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Gainesville Rail-Trails

7.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Palatka Urban Trail

2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

S-Line Urban Greenway

3.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

State Route 21 Multiuse Path

7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sweetheart Trail

1.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Tomoka State Park Trail

2.1 mi
State: FL
Concrete
Accordion

Black Creek Trail

8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Cross Volusia Trail

5.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Halifax River Trail

4.7 mi
State: FL
Concrete

US 92 Trail

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 Fuller Warren Shared Use Path provides a route for pedestrians and bicyclists to safely cross the St. Johns River between Riverside and San Marco in Jacksonville, Florida.  Running along the...
FL 0.9 mi Concrete
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
Overview    The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail, one of north Florida's oldest, traverses a rural setting of hardwood uplands, wetlands and pine flatwoods. A straight, paved path with dense tree...
FL 14.6 mi Asphalt
Overview The Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail, often shortened to just the Lehigh Trail, is an 8.71-mile rail trail located in Flagler County on a former railroad corridor comprising 195 acres. The...
FL 8.71 mi Asphalt
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
Jacksonville's Northbank Riverwalk offers scenic views of the St. John's River and the city skyline. It's also part of a larger effort called the Emerald Greenway, which will connect 14 miles of trail...
FL 2 mi Concrete
Overview Rolling out of the city’s west side, the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail offers a slice of quiet paradise, journeying about 36.5 miles to Keystone Heights through well-canopied forests,...
FL 36.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail runs 21 miles between the southwest outskirts of St. Augustine and Palatka, passing through the communities of Vermont Heights, Elkton, Armstrong,...
FL 21 mi Asphalt
Jacksonville is developing an interconnected 14-mile trail system called the Emerald Necklace. Portions of the route are already on the ground, like the Southbank Riverwalk, which borders the St....
FL 1.2 mi Concrete
The Spring to Spring Trail connects a number of natural springs, parks, and friendly towns between De Leon Springs and Deltona in Central Florida. Although much of the trail is completed (25 of 27...
FL 25 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
Running alongside the CSX railroad tracks on the north side of Doctors Lake Drive, this 10- to 12-foot-wide  paved path offers joggers, walkers and bicyclists a scenic 4.5-mile long trail perfect for...
FL 4.5 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
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
The S-Line Urban Greenway was Jacksonville's first dedicated urban path. Following a former CSX railroad route, the rail-trail connects the neighborhoods of New Town, Durkeeville, Springfield and...
FL 3.3 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
The Sweetheart Trail offers a paved route nestled between Beach Street and the Halifax River in Daytona Beach. It's named after a yacht owned by Charles Grover Burgoyne, a successful businessman who...
FL 1.5 mi Concrete
Tomoka State Park Trail offers a short, paved route through the park in northeastern Florida's Ormond Beach (just north of Daytona Beach). The easy-to-ride trail runs through the woods alongside Beach...
FL 2.1 mi Concrete
Accordion
The Black Creek Trail parallels U.S. Highway 17, from Orange Park south to Black Creek Park near Lakeside, FL, just south of Jacksonville. Passing through scenic forest and wetlands, the trail...
FL 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Cross Volusia Trail will one day link the east and west sides of Volusia County, stretching 20 miles from Lake Beresford to the coastal city of New Smyrna Beach. Currently, it runs through the...
FL 5.3 mi Concrete
The Halifax River Trail (also known as the Halifax River Greenway) will one day stretch 11 miles from Port Orange to Ormond Beach on Florida’s northeast coast. It’s currently open in two segments...
FL 4.7 mi Concrete
The US 92 Trail travels across northern DeLand, closely following the north side of the highway known locally as International Speedway Boulevard because it passes the famous racetrack at Daytona...
FL 2.6 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail

Great trail for skating

June, 2024 by brookeypav

Skated the entire trail plus the new section not shown in the map. Amazing asphalt for skating on in-lines and outdoor quads. Did 19 miles overall. Very green and beautiful. Lots of amenities on the trail. Everyone was friendly. Just a great gem of a trail.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Imeson parking lot under construction

June, 2024 by kevievn

We went last week and the Imeson lot was under construction. Had to go to the one near Camp Milton. Too bad this isn't listed on any site. Otherwise the trail is in great shape. Nice smooth asphalt.

S-Line Urban Greenway

1-speed rider

June, 2024 by crooks1746

S-line appears to be holding its own, but has never expanded east across Bolivard street.....sorta dead ends. Noted lack of signs. Has been connected to the new Emerald Trail, which ends at the old Union RR station just west of the downtown area. Crossing Kings Road is a thrill we could do without.

Accordion

Black Creek Trail

Disappointing

June, 2024 by mlafferty54

I had an appointment in the area so decided to combine a ride. Not worth the trouble. The trail is poorly maintained and the long section of wooden bridge is old, warped and teeth-chattering. Traffic noise made conditions worse. Overall an unpleasant ride. I hope NE Florida will up its trail game some day.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Clay

June, 2024 by 85osprey

Rode this trail from Keystone Heights east for about 12 miles (6 out and back) years ago not long after it opened. Today, I rode west from the trail head in Keystone Heights (located on SR 100 one block west of SR 21 between the CVS and Wendy's). The trail went 9 miles west toward Lake Butler before it ended at Navarre St in Hampton. There is a decent sized green space area off the road for parking if wanting to begin the ride at this end. The first three miles from K.H. had quite a few road crossings and then the next six miles had a few more. Most of this section was shaded (I started at 8:30). There were a handful of cyclists, one runner, and one walker with a baby stroller. Going east from K.H., the first couple of miles had many road crossings. Afterward, most were dirt roads leading to people's property. Three miles from the trail head is the Keystone Soccer Club and six miles is a Sunoco Store for those who might need bathroom facilities. After that, there was nothing until the Florahome Trailhead at 11 miles. This is where I turned around and headed back for a 40 mile ride. This section of the ride was barely shaded (after 10:00 by this time) and I didn't pass any cyclists and only a few walkers/runners. This was surprising. However, I did come across at the Florahome trail head a small group of cyclists that I rode back with. That was nice. Overall, the pavement that I rode was in excellent condition. Next time I ride this trail, I'll probably start at Florahome and ride to Palatka and back.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Great trail

June, 2024 by mbretscher_tl

Wonderful trail. Lots of shade over 2/3 of the trail.

Halifax River Trail

Deluxe Sidewalk but pretty

May, 2024 by brookeypav

It’s not an amazing trail by any stretch of the means…it’s basically a deluxe sidewalk to Daytona Beach from Ormond. Skated the entire distance and jumped onto the Sweetheart Trail after. Still, it’s very cute set with the palms and water. Nothing to go out of your way for though.

Sweetheart Trail

quick trail but cute

May, 2024 by brookeypav

skated this trail after finishing the Halifax River trail! It was an easy way to add a few miles onto my trip. The path is very pretty and clean! Decent quality for skating.

Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

decent skate trail

May, 2024 by brookeypav

This u a decent quality trail for quad & in-line skating. Skated from the Palatka end to the St.Augustine end near 95. It’s about 42 miles both ways for me. The bridge is difficult on skates but otherwise, the quality is fine. I enjoyed Hastings a lot…although watch out for wind beforehand because that open section can be brutal on a windy day. Otherwise, the worst part is the highway intersection. Saw a copperhead about a mile from the St.Augustine end so watch for snakes !

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Friendly Folks

April, 2024 by shaarp1956

Hi everyone, My great niece, her friend and myself parked at the most westward trail head. We had a nice ride, visited Camp Milton, saw a beautiful Blue bird, continued on to the Imeson Rd. Trail Head. Turned around and on the way back we had the pleasure of seeing a deer on the edge of the trail.

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

Great Trail

April, 2024 by diedrich

I had to add my 2 cents, don’t be discouraged by a previous review talking about steep hills and bumpy pavement in the 5 miles near Gainesville. I rode it in the pre dawn hours and took it really slow so as not to out run my light. Yes there are bumps - I had no issues and my tires are 23s. As far as hills, this path is what we call in the Midwest flat. Maybe some steep hills for Florida, but again not a real issue. Enjoy it - I look forward to riding it again someday!

Spring to Spring Trail

A Great Skate Trail

April, 2024 by brookeypav

Did the entire trail (both fragments) at 52 miles on rollerskates. Great surface and one of the best long trails in Florida for skates. Beautiful scenery. Saw bald eagles, an owl, a couple of deer, and lots of gopher tortoises. I will say that the northern fragment has like no place to park. I parked at the National Refuge but that isn’t an official trailhead. Additionally, the northern leg has some areas that are just sidewalk vs actual path. Still enjoyable !

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