Archer Braid Trail

Florida

5 Reviews

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Archer Braid Trail Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Alachua
Length: 6.2 miles
Trail end points: Archer Road and SW 91st Street and Archer water tower
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7680099

Archer Braid Trail Description

The Archer Braid Trail runs for 6 miles between the cities of Archer and Gainesville in north-central Florida. Future construction will continue the trail east to the University of Florida. The paved trail currently parallels the south side of Archer Road.

Parking and Trail Access

A trailhead and small parking lot are located beneath the water tower in Archer on the west end of the trail.

Archer Braid Trail Reviews

Traffic noise

s

The trial is very nice, shady and wide. However, the noise from the traffic on Archer Road is extremely loud, and the only parking anywhere in Archer is in the sun. My dog can't be in the sun; the car gets too hot.

Great surface

s

Trail had a great surface for biking, but not much for scenery. 3/4 of the trail runs out in the open along a highway. The rest was through a nice wooded area.

Longer than what is shown on the map

s

At the east end, the paved trail continues north to Haile Plantation at SW 46th Ave/Haile Blvd. and east to SW 75th street. Plans are for it to continue through Celebration Pointe, a shopping area next to I-75. That area is under construction now.

Nice straight trail, the part through Haile Plantation is shaded and attractive.

I like this trail for what it is

s

This is not the most scenic trail around but if you're looking for a smooth, well maintained asphalt trail with little to no interaction with cars; this is the one. Great for fitness/speed rides!! I'm a fan.

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Inline Review

s

Pros: - pavement is pretty smooth for the most part, wooded portion not well kept (leaves etc) - pretty sunset - parking that won't Gaye you in overnight (end furthest from SHANDS hospital) - no swerves - adequate width - nice balance of flat and hilly - cows are awesome Cons - no water fountains - can be boring at times - pine needles - non-wooded portion w/ several interruptions w/ crossroads/speed bumps

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