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Blackwater Heritage State Trail

9.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Bluegill Trail

5.4 mi
State: FL
Crushed Stone

Flagler Trail

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

Four Freedoms Trail

12.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt
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Hiatus Road Greenway

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

14.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

14.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

110 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

Linear Park Trail

8.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Miccosukee Greenway

15 mi
State: FL
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Nature Coast State Trail

32 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

20.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Robbins Vista View Trail

9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Southern Glades Trail

13 mi
State: FL
Dirt, Gravel

Starkey Wilderness Park Paved Trail

5.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Timucuan Trail

4.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

West Orange Trail

22 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Withlacoochee Bay Trail

6.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
In Milton, just northeast of Pensacola, the nearly 10-mile Blackwater Heritage State Trail is the rewarding result of a partnership between Florida's Departments of Transportation and Environmental...
FL 9.6 mi Asphalt
Palm Beach County's Bluegill Trail follows the eastern side of the C-18 Canal between Riverbend Park in Jupiter and Karen T. Marcus Sandhill Crane Access Park in Palm Beach Gardens. The trail features...
FL 5.4 mi Crushed Stone
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
Much of the Four Freedoms Trail in northern Florida lies on the former Valdosta & Southern Railroad right-of-way. The trail was jointly constructed by Madison County, the Suwannee River Water...
FL 12.3 mi Asphalt
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 James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint; at...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
The Hiatus Road Greenway, which parallels the C-42 Canal, consists of just over 5 miles of multipurpose paved pathway between the cities of Sunrise and Plantation. The trail includes landscaping,...
FL 6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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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 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 Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Notice: Sections of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail are closed while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts Herbert Hoover Dike maintenance and rehabilitation. Please see the Army Corps of Engineers...
FL 110 mi Asphalt, Grass, Gravel
Linear Park Trail offers a nearly 9-mile east-west route through the town of Davie, paralleling the South New River Canal and Orange Drive. Bicyclists and walkers will enjoy the paved pathway, and...
FL 8.7 mi Asphalt
Only 5 miles from the Florida state capitol, the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway is a natural oasis in an otherwise urban/suburban landscape. The greenway is actually a linear park along the...
FL 15 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
One of the Sunshine State's best-kept trail secrets, the Nature Coast State Trail connects five small rural towns—Cross City, Old Town, Fanning Springs, Trenton and Chiefland—along a T-shaped, 32-mile...
FL 32 mi Asphalt
The Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail corridor stretches nearly 47 miles from State Route 238 in Lake Butler to west of US 17 in Palatka. Currently, 20 miles of this route are paved and open for public...
FL 20.3 mi Asphalt
Robbins Vista View Trail offers 9 miles of paved pathway through the Imagination Farms community of Davie. Much of the route follows the town's canals and horses can be taken along some sections...
FL 9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Southern Glades Trail lies on the outskirts of the city of Homestead, on Florida's southern tip, and along the eastern border of Everglades National Park. For 13 miles, it follows the C-111 canal...
FL 13 mi Dirt, Gravel
The paved trail in Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park stretches across the preserve for about 6 miles. Well-spaced shelters along the trail offer pleasant places to rest in the shade; many are even...
FL 5.8 mi Asphalt
The Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail is the first paved rail-trail developed by the state, and it follows the route of Florida's first and longest-operating railroad that was used...
FL 20.5 mi Asphalt
Along the northeast coast of Jacksonville, sections of the developing Timucuan Trail have been built in Big Talbot Island State Park and Little Talbot Island State Park. Both offer beautiful, pristine...
FL 4.8 mi Asphalt
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 Orlando. Fifteen...
FL 22 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
The Withlacoochee Bay Trail extends from the Gulf, north of Crystal River and south of Inglis, nearly 5 miles east to just beyond North Suncoast Boulevard. The trail provides access to a 758-acre...
FL 6.2 mi Asphalt
The 46-mile Withlacoochee State Trail is a must-do pure Florida experience for any trail enthusiast. Situated between Orlando and Tampa, it hosts a steady stream of visitors and locals on its paved...
FL 46 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

Extending trail from Robert's Lane to the Palatka area

December, 2017 by lmcorey

My husband and I love to ride our bikes on this trail. We noticed that the trail is being extended from Robert's Lane toward the Palatka area. Not sure how far it will go, but we can see work being done from Carraway all the way down to the road across from CR 309 C on the outskirts of Palatka. We are looking forward to it being completed.

They have cleaned up the trail since Hurricane Matthew even though there are still some trees down in the woods alongside the trail. There is minor flooding in one part of the trail between Grandin and Putnam Hall, but you can easily drive your bike through it. It's still beautiful and now has water in fields that were previously dry and now look like lakes!

East Central Regional Rail Trail

lots of construction now happening

December, 2017 by mikemonett

Yesterday, December 4th, 2017, I investigated the progress on this extensive forked trail, which may be totally finished as early as next year. East from Enterprise, it now ends at Maytown and Guise Roads east of Osteen. The gap between there and Gobbler's Lodge Road/Maytown Road is funded for construction in 2018. From Gobbler's Lodge east to Lake Harney Road along Maytown, construction is just starting. From Lake Harney Road clear up to the trailhead and parking in Edgewater (near Cow Lick and Route 442), construction is advancing, with many miles already asphalt. The other fork, going southeast into Titusville, I will check on soon.

Withlacoochee State Trail

RUSA Trail Ride 10/28/2017

November, 2017 by sir_randall954

I rode the entire length trail out and back as part of a RUSA randonneur ride this fall. It was a few weeks after Hurricane Irma hit and the trail was clear of all debris. Kudos to the local trail clubs and the State Park service on maintaining the trail so well. Plenty of resources along the trail for water stops and bathrooms. Trail is well marked and road crossings are decent. Several sections are have plenty of tree canopy to keep you cooler on hotter days. Drove up from South Florida to ride this trail.

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Sweetheart Trail

Short Flat Trail

November, 2017 by ourtrooper

It was nice and clean. Some parts are dog friendly. The board walks are wide and runnable. There were some homeless people camping around the area. But is very flat, so we ran the Hwy 92 Bridge over and back to add a hill.

Boca Grande Bike Path

Totally worth the drive down from Tampa

November, 2017 by adamswonger

Had a lot of fun biking around the island, lots of great place to stop and check out!!! Highly recommend for the casual rider, I got about 19 miles in, island is only 8 miles long. So more of a scenic and exploring ride than a ride to get a lot of miles in

Flatwoods Park Trail

I enjoy Flatwoods Park

November, 2017 by mrowe52

Love riding Flatwoods Park for a good workout and great senery.

El Rio Trail

Great trail

November, 2017 by metexanvt

Nice ride, lots of creatures to see out and about. Will be perfect when the Yamato crossing is done, thats a bit precarious. Where is the Guest Parking at FAU? We only saw meters (is it that??) and permit parking.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

What a big surprise

November, 2017 by gregride

I was in Orlando FL area for the Thanksgiving Holiday week. So I decide to bring my bike and ride some of the trails in the area. I started with the Van Fleet and boy what a surprise I got. The trail was well maintain and had bike repair stations about every 2 to 3 miles. The restroom was super clean , well the one I use at the Green pond road trail head. There was Park Rangers on duty, That's a big plus. I talk to a lot of friendly people on the trail. This trail is straight and flat. Makes for some good tempo and SST rides. I rode the trail all week and did not bother trying out the other trails.

West Orange Trail

west Orange bike trail

November, 2017 by ittybritty

Wonderful paved trail through neighborhoods, nature, & historic old small towns. Lots to do on trail and offers more than others. Would ride again !

Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail

Lots of work needed

November, 2017 by danabrodbeck

Lots of hurricane damage and closed sections between Palatka and Florahome.

New River Greenway

Not a bad trail (how it compares to others remains to be seen)

November, 2017 by womey

This trail is convenient since, if nearby Markham park (on the western end) is closed, bikers still have an option. Mentioned by others, the downside of this trail is the periodic intersections with drivers along SR 84 and the long waits associated with traffic signal changes. I even had one waiting driver honk at me today because I was not crossing the road. I then pointed at 'my' signal which she then realized was also red (as she began batting her head once realizing her mistake). Avoid the drivers (especially the ones that can make a left in front of you from behind) and be extra cautious at the (supposedly) safer pedestrian cross-walks. It's at those locations where you may find drivers speed up in order to beat a changing light (leaving you flatter than a pancake).

Gainesville-Hawthorne State Park Trail

First timers here- nice place

November, 2017 by coconutbay

We've looked forward to this ride for a month. It was a nice ride as described. Didn't see a lot of animals on the trail, but somebody's yard held goats and horses and that was nice to see.

The weather was 59 degrees yesterday.

Hills were do-able with our recumbent trikes, but first gear was a so climb for sure. Loved the downhills.

Saw no signs on the trail for restrooms. Discovered that one portable style toilet looked just like a pump house from the trail. Wonder why there are no signs?

INSIDER INFORMATION:

+Budget 90 minutes (if you average 10 miles per hour) to get from Bouleware park to Diane's BBQ. We began pedaling at 10:10 and perfectly timed lunch.

+Street crossings on this trail are safe-most are driveways. No worries.

+At the Hawthorne trailhead, if you want to cross US Hwy 301 to have lunch, follow this path: Right on SE 71st Ave, left on SE 221 Street, then right on the next street (not named on the map!) so you easily get your bike over the railroad tracks. I looked at the satellite photos so would live to write a review. There's no traffic signal, so hold your breath and cross the southbound traffic and wait in the middle to cross the northbound.

+Hawthorne is tiny, and sadly, lacking much in the way of commerce. Good news for us is that an Ace Hardware is there in case you break something and need some hardware to get back.

+If you start at the Bouleware park, check out the old building that was closed in 1948. There are restrooms there and water fountains inside. You can smell the history from a building that was closed during Harry Truman's presidency.

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