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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 totaling nearly 6 miles. The route is part of the East Coast Greenway, a growing trail network running from the Keys to Maine.
The trail begins in Cassen Park in Ormond Beach, where trail goers can find parking and restrooms. Farther south, in Holly Hill, a 1.3-mile section parallels Riverside Drive from LPGA Boulevard to 2nd Street. This stretch is also known locally as the Pat Northey Trail after a Volusia County commissioner who is an advocate for trails.
A highlight of the pathway is Sunrise Park, set on a pretty peninsula dotted with palm trees and scrub oaks with a large fishing pier at the waterfront. With parking, picnic tables, and restrooms, the park provides a good rest stop for your journey. About a half-mile south, the trail traverses Ross Point Park, which also offers a fishing pier and picnic benches along the river.
In Daytona Beach, another 1.4-mile section continues southward to Riverfront Park. Note that there’s a short gap in the trail along Ballough Road.
Parking is available at the north end of the trail in Cassen Park at the intersection of W. Granada Boulevard and N. Beach Street in Ormond Beach. In Holly Hill, parking is also available at Sunrise Park (1135 Riverside Drive) and Ross Point Park (611 Riverside Drive). In Daytona Beach, on-street parking is available along Beach Street at the edge of Riverfront Park (150 S. Beach Street).
I was looking for a 12 mile run so I thought this would be great - just run it back and forth First I drove the trail and it was 4.7 miles from start to finish as shown on trail map. Then I ran it w GPS on watch and back and forth it was 9.5. So just a heads up this 6 mile trail is 4.7 miles. Other than that it was fine though there is currently a lot of sidewalk damage, but very flat, and yeah the Ormond Beach park was nice, had restrooms, and clean.
This trail is basically sidewalk, but it is wide enough to comfortably pass oncoming riders and walkers, even though my wife was riding a trike. Paralleling the river, the trail passes several small parks along the way, including some fishing piers. Near the Daytona Beach end, one park had very nice restrooms. Back at Cassen Park, we crossed the street to the library and since it was Thursday, had lunch at the farmer’s market.
Best scenery is from Ross Point north to¿¿.
The trail actually continues north from LPGA Blvd. to Cassen Park at Granada Blvd. in Ormond Beach. This is a beautiful trail to ride a bike early in the morning with the river to your east. I ride from Granada Blvd. to the park under the Seabreeze Bridge and back to Granada. It is a very easy ride.
This trail has great potential but there aren't good signs indication where the trail runs.
The area along the Riverfront Park was beautiful.
When the 2 segments are connected, the trail will be vastly improved, providing access to the local library and a variety of downtown Daytona Beach attractions.
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