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Rode out and back about 50 miles from the Edgewater Rotary Park towards Titusville. The trail is in near perfect condition with only a few minor surface bumps within the first few miles. This is a great trail for training as it really opens up after the first 1/2 dozen miles or so and you can really roll if you like. The scenery is also pretty good too. No services other than an “honor” station so take what you need unless you’re going all the way to Titusville.
This trail now extends to the Spring to Spring trail at Lake Monroe Park. If you go East to Mellonville road then south on the road to route 25, you will find a sidewalk bike trail east to hwy 415. The on the West side of 415 another sidewalk trail extends into a full blown double lane trail at Celery avenue up to Osteen connected to the Rail to Rail trail. Head West and connect to the Spring to Spring south trail back to Lake Monroe Park. Roundtrip is about 30 miles around lake Monroe. Stops at Green Springs park, Gemini Springs park, Debary Hall, and Beck Ranch park.
This is one of the most naturally beautiful segments of trail in the area. That said, there are many segments that are not complete yet, and there are many segments that are showing their age, with treacherous rough surfaces, cracked pavement, potholes. The whole area could use some love, but it’s so beautiful. Better suited to walking/jogging than cycling simply because it’s twisty and worn out in places.
This trail now runs all the way to the county line, across the St John’s River at 17-92 and connects to the Spring to Spring trail. It is possible to begin in downtown Sanford, followed the trail west and head north across the Saint John, Loop back east and follow the trail to Osteen, and on to Edgewater or Titusville, if you’re feeling adventurous, or head south at 415 in Osteen and back across the river. You will have to follow Celery Ave for two miles, to Melonville, But it is a roughly 26 mile loop around the lake with 24 on dedicated trail.
Fantastic place for a bicycle, beautiful scenery ! Will go back many times
Beautiful riverwalk, now extended all the way to the Sanford Zoo. Plenty of seating and scenic views. My favorite place to run!
Great ride for seeing wildlife. I’ve seen bobcats, alligators, panthers, turtles, birds, snakes, and more. The magnolia Park trailhead is closed but you can access the trail at the McDonald Canal or Green Mountain trailheads. Must use mountain bike as trail is mostly gravel. There are a few lookouts you can climb to get a better view of the area. There’s also quite a few covered benches along the way.
The missing central section of this trail was filled in, a couple months ago as I understand. It's now complete between Osteen and Maytown. You can now cycle from Titusville, on the Indian River, all the way to DeBary and on to the St. Johns River at Lake Monroe Park. (And likewise from Edgewater, on the Halifax River.)
The West Orange Trail is now my home trail since I've retired. It's a safe, easy, and non-demanding trail with tons of scenery, lots of trees, and many convenient stops. Downtown Winter Garden is awesome. A few busier than desired street crossings interfere with the ride, but nothing too involved. The worst part of the trail are the wanna-be pro riders that zoom past you without any 'On Your Left' warnings. Kinda rude, but nothing to keep you from enjoying your ride.
The Magnolia Park Trailhead off Binion Road is currently closed and is torn up due to construction so you will be redirected to Lust Road. It’s a shame because it cuts off some scenic mileage - hopefully they’ll be done soon but the trailhead was really torn up. Without the Magnolia Park entrance it is all packed limestone which can get a little bumpy. Once you get going there isn’t any water until you reach Green Mountain Overlook. It was a beautiful ride with very little elevation change before Green Mountain Overlook.
Never feels “packed” and nice scenery!
I’ve seen rabbits, otters and gators while riding this trail (different occasions for each.) The path is well maintained and great for inlines. Not all of it is scenic, there are many parts that run directly behind peoples houses or school fields. For me the scenic areas are worth the spots that are less so.
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