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I purchased a home that backed up to This trail in 2001. As such, I have walked and biked it thousands of times. It doesn’t get old. Beautiful, not too crowded, wide. The trail was a lot of shade under large old oaks while in the “Pines,” and you can take it East to Oviedo, eating, and a mall or West to Baldwin Park for a quaint downtown bite or drink (brewery, etc.). Further West you can hit another Mall (kind odd…two malls on a trail?) or continue along to downtown Orlando!
Overall nice flat trail. Was perfect for my cruiser bike. Was hoping to see more wildlife, but was able to get a few nice pictures.
Arrive early to avoid the crowd on Sunday. We had a good time nonetheless.
This trail is fine as a connection from Sanford, but isn’t a place to go as a destination ride. It starts at Celery Rd/Lake Mary Rd (SR 415) and terminates in Osteen where it runs into the East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT). The trail is concrete and wide. It goes over the St Johns and loops under the bridge and rides along the northbound side for about 5 miles where it ends under the ECRRT.
We had a wonderful ride through quiet marshes and natural habitat. Biked 38 miles and enjoyed the whole trip, seeing lots of wildlife including multiple tortoises and viper snake. I highly recommend this ride. Bring plenty of water.
We parked in Lake Beresford Park and rode south to the “current” end of the trail which is Rob Sullivan Park. Lots of shade, great parking and amenities (bathroom, water) at both ends. Highly recommend. Round trip is approximately 18 miles. This trail has curves and hills. Felt great!
If you are ending the Orlando Urban trail at Magnolia or Orange Ave. continue on any of these streets south until you reach Livingston St. then make a left (go east). This will dead end at Maguire Blvd at which point you will have to turn right (go south). Maguire will turn into N. Crystal Lake Dr. This is where this trail starts. You can make circles around Lake Underhill park for more miles. Every time I’ve gone there, there are plenty of ppl around jogging, walking, biking. I saw otters one time near the edge of the lake.
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.
I was happily surprised to see a new section of this trail open, south of Oak Ride. There’s a good length that you can travel south all the way to Sand Lake Road. Beware a section that is being repaired just north of LB McLeod … but it’s possible to walk your bike past in the travel lane when clear. I do wish there was more signage overall
Rode with 9 other recumbent rides (CRABS) on a beautiful day, starting in Winter Garden to the Horse Park near Apopka, returning to WG, then on to Killarney Station & back to WG for a nice 30+ mile ride. Beat the rain as well.
Besides a deluge of Biblical proportions during our ride, the trail was awesome. Some street curb cuts to negotiate but plenty of shade and plenty of places to get out of the rain, unless you are a ways away. Its Florida, its warm, so getting rained on is not the worst thing in the world when you are hot. Winter Garden is an awesome place to get your lunch or dinner after your ride. Lots of places to part to take your bike on and off the car. The various stations around the trail are also clean and have helpful Staff. Love this trail.
When we Winter in the Beautiful State of Florida we try and get to this great trail every year!
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