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East Central Regional Rail Trail

55.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Goldsboro Trail

1.1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hancock Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

14.6 mi
State: FL
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lake Baldwin Trail

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Underhill Path

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail

8.71 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Little Econ Greenway

7.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Orlando Southeast Trail

13 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Orlando Urban Trail

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Pine Hills Trail

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sanford RiverWalk

4.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Seminole Wekiva Trail

26.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

17.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Spring to Spring Trail

25 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

St. Cloud Lakefront Park Bike Path

2.1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Titusville Multi-Use Trail

1.9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

West Orange Trail

22.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
Accordion

Cady Way Trail

7.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Casselberry Greenway Trail

5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Cross Seminole Trail

29.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Flagler Trail

14 mi
State: FL
Concrete, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand

Gaston Edwards Trail

0.7 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Gertrude's Walk

0.25 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Kewannee Trail

1.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

6.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Sweetheart Trail

1.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Tav-Lee Trail

3.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Tomoka State Park Trail

2.1 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Wilson Lake Parkway Trail

3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Cross Volusia Trail

5.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Halifax River Trail

4.7 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Kissimmee Trail Loop

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Neighborhood Lakes Scenic Trail

2.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Ponce Inlet Trail

3.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

SR 415 Trail

5.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Leesburg-Wildwood Trail

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Montverde Greenway Trail

1 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Dakota Avenue Linear Park

0.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fountain Lake Trail

0.9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Gardenia Trail

0.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Magnolia Trail

0.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Mailer Avalon Trail

0.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

US 92 Trail

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Venetian Gardens Trail

0.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Overview  Spanning over 50 miles, the East Central Regional Rail Trail links inland Deltona with the eastern coast of Florida. The main stretch of trail runs southeast from Deltona to Titusville,...
FL 55.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview  The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs for 29 miles between Mabel and Polk City through some of Florida’s most scenic rural landscapes. At least one-third of the trail passes...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
The Goldsboro Trail is approximately a mile long, located in the Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, Florida. The neighborhood was one of Florida's first incorporated Black communities but was annexed...
FL 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Hancock Trail is 6.5 miles of smooth as ice, undulating multi-purpose trail in Lake County, Florida. It’s wide - a good 14 ft - and the hilly topography can either be a moderate challenge or a...
FL 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Lake Apopka Loop Trail is nearly 15-miles. There’s an abundance of nature as well as some background history regarding the lake. Spanning across former farmland along the north shore, Florida’s...
FL 14.6 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Lake Baldwin Trail is a 12-foot wide multi-use trail that circles Lake Baldwin in Orlando Florida. The asphalt trail is wide enough to accommodate different types of users, including older...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Lake Underhill Path is a greenway linking four parks in Orlando near the Orlando Executive Airport in downtown Orlando. Work out stations dot the length of the trail, which is why you might hear...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Little Econ Greenway trail is just one section of the Orlando area's many fine trails. The trail offers riverside recreation, picnicking, wildlife watching, and canoe trails. It also features a...
FL 7.4 mi Asphalt
The Orlando Southeast Trail is a collection of multiuse pathways crisscrossing Lake Nona, a master-planned community southeast of the City of Orlando. Narcoosee Road, running north-south, serves as...
FL 13 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant way for pedestrians and bicyclists to reach a number of recreational and cultural attractions in the city's northern neighborhoods. It winds by several lakes,...
FL 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Opened in 2017, Orange County's Pine Hills Trail spans 1.75 miles from Alhambra Drive to Silver Star Road in a western subdivision of Orlando. In the middle of the north-south route, a spur heads...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The Sanford RiverWalk follows the shoreline of Lake Monroe in Sanford, FL, north of Orlando. One of the most scenic paved trails in the county, the trail features views of Lake Monroe and...
FL 4.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview Running along the former line of the Orange Belt Railway, the Seminole-Wekiva Trail offers a peaceful alternative to the busy streets of Altamonte Springs. This popular, well-marked,...
FL 26.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Shingle Creek Regional Trail startled with humble beginnings of just over 1 mile, leaving off near Steffee Landing, south of US Highway 192, and running past the Osceola County Welcome...
FL 17.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more...
FL 15.5 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
This multiuse path skirts the south shore of East  Lake Tohopekaliga (fondly known as East Lake Toho) in St. Cloud, Florida. The trail is paved, and stretches about 2 miles point-to-point, paralleling...
FL 2.1 mi Asphalt
The Titusville Multi-Use Trail, also known as the Wuesthoff Trail, is a short and pleasant paved path located in the southern outskirts of the city of Titusville. The trail runs through Wuesthoff Park...
FL 1.9 mi Asphalt
Overview Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro...
FL 22.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
Accordion
Overview    The Cady Way Trail is a 7.5 mile paved, multi-use pathway that runs between Orlando’s Coytown neighborhood and the Goldenrod area of nearby Winter Park, where it connects to the Cross...
FL 7.5 mi Asphalt
Casselberry Greenway Trail (formerly known as Wirz Trail) is a 5-mile multi-use path zig-zagging through Casselberry, Florida, linking neighborhoods to schools, parks and shopping.  The first segment...
FL 5 mi Asphalt
Stretching from Orlando’s densely populated outskirts to the sleepy bedroom communities of Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Lake Mary, the Cross Seminole Trail provides crucial residential links in this...
FL 29.2 mi Asphalt
A rail-trail that's a bit wild and off the beaten path, the Flagler Trail runs for around fourteen miles through rural Seminole County, to the northwest of Orlando. Nearly the entirety of the trail is...
FL 14 mi Concrete, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Sand
In northern Orlando, the Gaston Edwards Trail provides a pleasant jaunt of nearly a mile along Lake Ivanhoe's eastern shore. (Hence, the trail is also known as the Lake Ivanhoe Trail.) The paved route...
FL 0.7 mi Concrete
Gertrude’s Walk spans three city blocks in downtown Orlando, providing access to offices and the city’s sports arena not far from its southern end. The trail runs adjacent to an active CSX and Amtrak...
FL 0.25 mi Concrete
Kewannee Trail is a charming, neighborhood trail in Maitland, Florida. More than just a recreation path, the trail is popular as a connective line from the neighborhood to several destinations...
FL 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Neptune Road Recreational Pathway, also known as the Bill Johnston Memorial Pathway, connects Kissimmee's Lakefront Park to St. Cloud in central Florida. The 10-foot wide trail exits the Kissimmee...
FL 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
This is a paved multipurpose trail connecting two cities in central Florida. The pathway stretches 3 miles from W Main St. in Tavares, parallel to US-441 S, and terminates just after Kinne Pearce Rd....
FL 3.5 mi Asphalt
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
The Wilson Parkway Trail parallels the road of the same name, stretching north from Cherry Rd to its endpoint on Libby Rd. #3. It’s mostly a green ride, there’s not much variation in scenery. The...
FL 3 mi Asphalt
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
Combining asphalt off-street paths and sections of sidewalk (particularly the eastern arc of the loop), the Kissimmee Loop provides access from the city’s residential neighborhoods to many amenities,...
FL 6 mi Asphalt
Part of the developing Wekiva Trail System, the Neighborhood Lakes Scenic Trail will help provide an essential link between Lake and Orange Counties. From its northern endpoint in Sorrento, the...
FL 2.8 mi Asphalt
The Ponce Inlet Trail stretches down Florida's eastern seashore from the southern outskirts of Daytona Beach to the small coastal town of Ponce Inlet. The trail begins at Major Street and follows S....
FL 3.5 mi Concrete
Bike, walk or jog along a safe separated multiuse path along State Route 415 between Osteen and Sanford. Points of interest include the East Central Regional Rail Trail (at the SR 415 trail’s northern...
FL 5.2 mi Asphalt
As its name suggests, the Leesburg-Wildwood Trail is planned to connect the two communities via an off-street, walking and biking pathway. Presently, the trail extends between Veech Road and N. 14th...
FL 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Montverde Greenway Trail or as locals refer to it "The Greenway" provides safer passage along County Road 455 for commuting and recreational activities. The paved trail runs along a former...
FL 1 mi Concrete
This short trail acts as a connector, delivering residents from their neighborhoods to the south shore of East Lake Tohopekaliga. The trail runs the length of a linear park that sits in the median...
FL 0.5 mi Asphalt
Fountain Lake Trail is just short of a mile long, and occupies a former CSX railroad corridor. The trail is built to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists, as well as other non-motorized users....
FL 0.9 mi Asphalt
This trail branches off from the Leesburg-Wildwood rail-trail and will some day reach Fruitland Park, about 3 miles away. The current paved portion extends 0.7 miles, cutting a shaded swath past...
FL 0.7 mi Asphalt
This is a biking and walking trail located in Leesburg, Florida. It's the first part of what is hoped to be a rail-trail extending to Leesburg High School. Currently, the paved trail heads east from...
FL 0.7 mi Asphalt
Neighbors in Avalon Park will appreciate this short local trail - a place to walk, bike and meet that's right on their doorstep. The trail runs just short of a mile east from the trailhead on Mailer...
FL 0.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This is a dedicated bike-ped sidepath along Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee, Florida. The north-south trail extends from Cypress Parkway to Orange Blossom Trail (US Highway 17/ 92) through a setting...
FL 0 mi Asphalt
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
Located in Leesburg, Florida, this two-lane, asphalt trail parallels Canal Street, connecting to the Venetian Gardens Park at its southern end. The park is spread out over 45 acres tucked into the...
FL 0.5 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Cady Way Trail

For rollerbladers!

July, 2024 by bkmurphy

I am an average rollerblader and I very much enjoyed this trail. I gave 4 stars because there are a lot of road crossings, rumble strips and a bit of debris that you have to be careful of. Get there early though because there isn’t much shade and you will be directly under the sun as early as 8 AM. Otherwise, highly recommended for rollerbladers!

Sanford RiverWalk

Nice Ride on Weekdays

June, 2024 by jallen1804

The west end of this trail meets with the Cross Seminole Trail. You can cross the St John's River into Volusia County now. Good ride.

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.

Accordion

West Orange Trail

Great Trail

June, 2024 by wade.lanier

Scenery: 4/5
Shade: 4/5
Condition: 3/5
Crowdedness: 3/5
Amenities: 4/5
Road Crossings: 2/5
Signage: 3/5

This is a great trail, but it's not perfect. It meanders through several cute neighborhoods, towns, and wooded areas with a diverse array of pleasant scenery (woods, charming homes, open vistas, etc.). Stations and outposts all along the trail provide better amenities than most other trails. With just a few exceptions, shade is ample. The trail is very popular and can get quite crowded, especially between the end point at Killarney Station and the Apopka-Vineland outpost. Once you get past the Apopka-Vineland Outpost (heading east from Killarney Station) and turn north, the crowd really thins out and it's much easier to travel. Naturally, crowds are heaviest on weekends and when the weather is mild. The trail is in good shape for the most part, although there are places where it is noticeably bumpy due to root incursion. My biggest complaint is the number of road crossings - there are a LOT. Some of them are very busy with automobile traffic, and some of them are quite rough. All in all, though, it's a very pleasant trail, and I would certainly ride it again. It's important to note that this trail is relatively long. I have ridden the entire trail, and my observations apply to the trail as a whole. Some observations may not apply to certain sections of the trail.

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

Among the Best in Central Florida

June, 2024 by wade.lanier

Scenery: 5/5
Shade: 4/5
Condition: 5/5
Crowdedness: 4/5
Water Availability: 3/5
Road Crossings: 3/5
Signage: 2/5

This is one of my favorite trails in Central Florida. In this area, the West Orange Trail is the most popular, but I think the South Lake/Lake Minneola Trail beats out in terms of scenery and crowdedness. Except for the portion of the trail that follows the shoreline of Lake Minneola, shade is ample. It is less crowded than the West Orange Trail, except for the portion that runs through the lakefront park on Lake Minneola. This is understandable given the nature of the park. The crowded stretch is manageable as long as you take it slow and are patient, and it's relatively short compared to the rest of the trail as a whole. The scenery both through wooded areas and along the lake is great. On the western end, the section through Lake Hiawatha Preserve is beautiful albeit very short. Beyond the Preserve (heading west), there's not much to see. The trail is in very good shape, but there are a good number of road crossings. Overall, a really great trail that, in my opinion, is more enjoyable than the West Orange Trail.

Hancock Trail

Description Says It All

June, 2024 by wade.lanier

Scenery: 2/5
Shade: 1/5
Condition: 5/5
Crowdedness: 5/5
Water Availability: 1/5
Road Crossings: 1/5
Signage: 3/5

Skip this one if you have better options. The description pretty much says it all: not much scenery (almost entirely suburban), hilly (for Florida standards), no water, no shade. On a clear day, there is some scenery at the northern end where you can see Lake Apopka and the Orlando skyline on the eastern horizon, but rampant development is quickly wiping that out. There are a lot of road crossings, some busy. Virtually all of the trail parallels a rather busy, noisy road. The trail is in good shape (except for a few spots where roots have created bumps - mostly on the southern end), but I'm not sure why the description says that it is 14 feet wide. There may be short sections where that is the case, but mostly not. The trail is not crowded at all, but, given its shortcomings, that's not surprising.

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.

East Central Regional Rail Trail

Great trail for Skating

May, 2024 by brookeypav

Skated the full trail on my quad skates :) very nice. Starting in Titusville was neat and not too difficult with intersections or lights. The trail is smooth so perfect for my skaters. Easily was able to keep over a 10 mph pace on my skates. Great quality and I love long trails. Also love the fact that it connects to Spring to Spring so I continued there until DeBary. Saw a corn snake, gator, lots of storks, and some ospreys on the Titusville end.

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 !

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

on its way to something good

April, 2024 by sharon_wb

The northern portion is gorgeous with Waterview to the west and a nice ride through beautiful parks. I went a little further and did the regional trail just north of this one and it was absolutely beautiful but very short. The section after the high school heading north is dangerous for unsteady cyclist. The local community is actively working to improve this 3 to 5 mile section of trail Once that is complete the trail will be quite nice. The majority of the trail is a double wide sidewalk, so it is not good for a zone four or five ride. It is perfect for a leisure zone 2 ride. The Northern section is excellent for a family bike ride. On my way back heading south. I avoided the double wide sidewalk and rode the generous bike lane until it ended.

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

Lots of wildlife

March, 2024 by bannerman

Pick a cloudy day and maybe a mountain bike. Lots of gators and birds. We started from the green mountain trail head and I would start at one of the other trailheads instead. They spent so much on the trail head that there is no money to maintain the trail and the first two miles are extremely rough.

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