Palatka, FL Running 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

14.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail

6.9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Northbank Riverwalk

2 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

40 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

S-Line Urban Greenway

3.3 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

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
Just west of bustling downtown Jacksonville, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail, one of north Florida's oldest, traverses a rural setting of hardwood uplands, wetlands and pine flatwoods. A dense...
FL 14.5 mi Asphalt
The Lehigh Trail is located in Flagler County on a former railroad corridor comprising 195 acres. The railroad spur once carried cement and other materials to and from the Lehigh Portland Cement Plant...
FL 6.9 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
Rolling out of the city’s west side, the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail offers a slice of quiet paradise, journeying about 40 miles to Keystone Heights through well-canopied forests, pine...
FL 40 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
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
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
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
Closure Notice: Black Creek Trail is closed from Pace Island to Doctor's Lake Bridge. There is no known trail opening date. Please check with Clay County, FL for more up to date information. The...
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

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

Gainesville Rail-Trails

disappointed

February, 2024 by gstoddard

I agree with another post, women should be very aware of areas of this trail. Many young men on drugs it appears in areas where things could go bad in a hurry

Accordion

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

Top 5 Trail in country

February, 2024 by bethredeker1

This trail is just outstanding. There is just not enough you can say about it. We road only the paved part but it is beautiful. We saw deer and wild turkeys and even heard an owl. The trail is smooth and wide and everyone was very respectful. We liked the fact that has a nice mix of shade and sun. Also the fact that it has some moderate hills and how it winds through the forest is great. Highly recommend!!

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

Excellent trail!

February, 2024 by childs01

My wife and I just did a 24 mile ride there on our ebikes. Beautiful wide and SMOOTH trails through the Florida woods. Many gentle hills and plenty of curves. Nice trail head with restrooms.

Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail

A little rough in places

February, 2024 by suesettle08

We rode this trail on January 30, 2024 from the Vermont Heights Bike St. Augustine Trailhead to where the trail crosses 207 between the Cora C. Harrison Preserve Trailhead and the Bull-Hit Ranch. The trail is the best when it is away from 207 and there are stretches that are very bumpy where tree roots have pushed up the asphalt. There are several roads to cross as well.

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail

Great Ride

February, 2024 by suesettle08

We rode this trail on Jan. 29, 2024. Based on the directions above, we couldn't find the trailhead and were fortunate to see the poles marking the end of the trail near the intersection of Royal Palm Parkway and Highway 1. We parked in front of a bike shop in a small strip mall and rode the sidewalk directly to the trail. About half a mile down the trail, we saw the bridge linking the trailhead to the trail. Farther down the trail we saw a spur to the east and headed down it. Another cyclist told us where it went so we rode across several bridges through the woods and swamp and across a high bridge that crosses highway 100. The trail then curves around to where we stopped at highway 100. The next day, we were heading down the coast and turned on the Royal Palms Parkway to see if we could find the trailhead and did so. There is a bike path that goes west along Rymfire in Rymfire Elementary School. Follow the path past the school to Ralph Carter Park - maybe half a mile - plenty of parking, restrooms and water.

Gainesville Rail-Trails

Not Great :(

February, 2024 by brookeypav

Rollerskates this entire trail in October of 2023. Sadly, not great quality always in surface. Lots of homeless tents along the trail. Ends by airport. Busy road next to it. No cool scenery. Glad I did it but not planning to ever do it again.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Beautiful & Quiet

February, 2024 by brookeypav

Loved this trail as a distance skater! Did 42 miles on rollerskates. Started Keystone Heights in the morning. Quiet morning and saw the sunrise over the lakes. It was beautiful and just a quiet skate. Lots of little shrews & marsh rabbits spotted. Florahome is really cute. The surface is amazing…was perfect for skating. Averaged around 9 mph on rollerskates. Will be recommending this trail to any other skaters…just so serene :,)

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

great afternoon tandem ride

January, 2024 by sandymo

We rode from Santos to the end and back. It’s a great trail and will only be improved as it gets additional length. An added bonus is the MTB trails that we’ll tackle tomorrow on our tandem 39er. Today we were on the road tandem.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

Great Trail

January, 2024 by annkellylopez

Rode from Imeson Rd trailhead and went through Camp Milton park (where bathrooms are located on left, ~ 5.7 miles in). Great way to spend a chilly Thursday in January. Highly recommend!

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Lake Butler to Palatka

January, 2024 by kirsten.baker

Great trail! I would start in Keystone Heights and park at any business and skip the 8 mile connector from Mike Roess Goldhead state park! 21 is a busy road, loud, and not much to see but run down homes and businesses! The trail itself is Beautiful, with nice scenery, smooth surface and you can get as long of a ride as you want! Not crowded on a Saturday in December and we got in 30 miles!

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