Hancock Trail

Florida

Get a FREE guidebook when you join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Take your pick of one of our 13 trail guides when you give $30 or more to build trails!

Hancock Trail Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Lake
Length: 6.5 miles
Trail end points: Oakley Seaver Drive & Old Wickam Drive and County Road 561A
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10485669
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Walking

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Photos

This trail does not have any photos yet.
Be the first to add one!

Upload Photo

Hancock Trail Description

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 huge bonus depending on what you are looking for. The trail’s southern terminus at the intersection of Oakely Seaver Drive and Don Wickam Drive in Clermont. At the Cooper Memorial Library, the trail dips under Hancock Road and starts to head north.

About 1/3 of the way north, the trail crosses back to the west side of Hancock road into a utility corridor in the shadow of towering steel pylons. Just beyond Old Highway 50, the north-south Hancock Trail meets the east-west South Lake & Lake Minneola Scenic Trail. To remain on the Hancock Trail, you’ll need to cross the busy N Hancock-Old Highway 50 intersection and make a sharp left back towards Hancock Road.

The trail continues directly north, past the Florida Turnpike and heads up to its northern terminal at County Road 561A.

The trail itself is clean and well-maintained, although there is not much in the way of scenery. Points of interest include the Lake Minneola High School, Minneola Athletic Complex, Cooper Memorial Library (part of Lake Sumter State College) and of course, the South Lake Trail. It’s also not shaded and there are few, if any, places to stop for water, so be sure to carry your own.

Parking and Trail Access

At the southern endpoint you can park at the Cooper Memorial Library (1250 N Hancock Rd, Clermont)

At the midpoint you can park at the Minneola Athletic Complex (1300 Fosgate Rd, Minneola).

Reviews

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

Florida - 13 miles

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...

West Orange Trail

Florida - 22 miles

Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its...

Wilson Lake Parkway Trail

Florida - 3 miles

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...

Accordion

Lake Apopka Loop Trail

Florida - 14.6 miles

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...

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Florida - 29 miles

The General 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...

Tav-Lee Trail

Florida - 3.5 miles

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...

Pine Hills Trail

Florida - 2.5 miles

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...

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

Florida - 9.3 miles

After 30 years of planning, the first segment of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail opened in Kissimmee in November 2016. The paved trail spans just...

Seminole Wekiva Trail

Florida - 14 miles

Running along the former line of the Orange Belt Railway, the Seminole-Wekiva Trail offers a peaceful alternative to the busy streets of Altamonte...

Gertrude's Walk

Florida - 0.25 miles

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....

Gaston Edwards Trail

Florida - 0.7 miles

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...

Orlando Urban Trail

Florida - 2.6 miles

Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant way for pedestrians and bicyclists to reach a number of recreational and cultural attractions in the city's...

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Give to support trails on #GivingTuesday!
Get a FREE guidebook when you join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

OR