Palatka, FL Fishing Trails and Maps

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Spring to Spring Trail

25 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sweetheart Trail

1.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Black Creek Trail

8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Halifax River Trail

4.7 mi
State: FL
Concrete
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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 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 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
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 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

Recent Trail Reviews

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.

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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 !

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

Absolutely beautiful

April, 2024 by tenizmom_tl

This trail offers wide smooth pavement. The forest is dense surrounding most of the trail and gives one the feel of isolation. This is a great ride on sunny days as most of it is covered by tree canopies. The only bad part of this trail is lack of parking or easy access at both ends of the trail. A road bike can not manage the sandy dirt trail of a mile to get to trail at the westernmost parking lot.

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail

New spur open

March, 2024 by gary.kirkland

There is a new paved two-plus mile north-south spur, east of Old Kings Road, that now connects the trail to State Road 100.

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.

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

cross trail

February, 2024 by denismegan2

Agree with all the comments on beauty. No place to buy food or beverages on the trail. Several picnic sites. Only use bottle water dispenser not hoses for water

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