Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail

Florida

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Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Flagler
Length: 6.9 miles
Trail end points: Colbert Ln./Graham Swamp Conservation Area (Palm Coast) and Royal Palms Pkwy. and US 1 (Bunnell)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6290427

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail Description

The Lehigh Trail is located in Flagler County on a former railroad corridor comprising 195 acres. The railroad spur once carried cement and other materials to and from the Lehigh Portland Cement Plant in Flagler Beach. The trail connects US 1 north of Bunnell with Colbert Lane, running through the center of Palm Coast, through Graham Swamp and ending just west of the old Lehigh Portland Cement Company. Surrounded by trees for most of the way, the trail provides a safe, non-motorized way to travel among the cities of Bunnell, Flagler Beach, and Palm Coast.

In the 3,000-acre conservation zone of Graham Swamp the trail has elevated views of the surrounding wetlands. Watch here for some of Florida's wildlife species, including wading birds, waterfowl, deer, otters, foxes and alligators.

 

Parking and Trail Access

The trail has three access points: Colbert Lane, Old Kings Road and Belle Terre Parkway, all of which are approximately 1.5 miles north of SR 100.

Parking on the western end is available at the intersection of Royal Palms Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway, and on the southwest side of Palm Coast. The trailhead is just south of Royal Palms on the east side of Belle Terre.

Lehigh Greenway Rail Trail Reviews

dappled sunlight.

What a gorgeous trail! Quiet, few curves, only a couple of road crossings. The dappled sunshine was wonderful and the day was cool enough to truly enjoy the ride.

Well maintained trail, only a few roots pushing up under the asphalt in a couple of places. Beautiful scenery. I saw an otter scurry across the trail on one ride. Watch out for the squirrels!

Well maintained trail, only a few roots pushing up under the asphalt in a couple of places. Beautiful scenery. I saw an otter scurry across the trail on one ride. Watch out for the squirrels!

First bike ride on trail

My husband and I rode this trail for our first time today. It’s a very nice, level trail with lots of shade. There are mile markers posted along the way which is pretty nice. I saw a handful of bike maintenance stations to air up your tires, small repairs. The only bathroom was located just north of where the trailhead entrance is on the east end of the trail. There are benches along the path. I wish there were a couple of picnic areas, but that’s just me! We parked at Belle Terre Parkway and rode to the east end and back. Our next ride will include Hwy 1 to Belle Terre Pkwy. Looking forward to another ride!

Lehigh Trail is a “Gem”

First time on this trail Jan 2020. Great trail for a good leisure bike ride. Well maintained and a wide paved trail with bike maintenance stations at several locations along the trail.

Accordion

ride this trail everyday

This trail is about a mile from our home. My wife and I pretty much ride it everyday. It connects us with many city multi use paths. We ride it for our shopping needs so much we don’t have to use our vehicle. Definitely check it out and all the other paths Palm Coast has to offer.

My Local Trail

Lehigh Trail is a great ride. It’s divided into 3 sections: US1 to Belle Terre is the Westernmost section (parking is available nearby on Royal Palm or at Belle Terre). Belle Terre to Old Kings is the middle section but it does make you cross Town Center Drive towards the Eastern End. Very limited parking at Old Kings, but there are riding & parking options in Town Center. Old Kings to Colbert is the Easternmost section and has the most wildlife (squirrels and rabbits to snakes, hogs & gators) . It is also near the trailhead with lots of parking and clean restrooms. There’s also

very nice!!

There are 2 crossings over public roadways but otherwise a nice ride! Would recommend going during the week as I suspect the trail will be more occupied with Rinus over the weekend. Very tranquil lots of trees which blocks the sun making the ride more enjoyable.

The Best Trail Yet

My husband and I ride the rail trails every weekend. This truly is a fun, safe, and beautiful trail. LOVE THIS TRAIL 💞

Nice Ride

My husband and I thought we were taking 6.6 mile bike ride as that is what the description said. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was much longer that that. If I had known, I would have planned to ride longer but with circumstances being what they were, we had to cut it short at 22 miles.

The path is scenic for the most part with very little stopping and starting which is what I like. I was hoping for more of a nature ride but got enough that I was satisfied. It is flat which makes it an easy ride and you can do as much or as little of it as you want. Finding the parking was a little challenging and of course there were no restrooms where parked.

Lahigh Rail Trail

Very nice, flat paved trail. Wide enough to accommodate walkers and cyclists easily. Beautiful trees with Spanish moss and swampy areas to enjoy!

Amazing!

Lehigh trails are wide open and clean...Palm Coast does an amazing job keeping the trails clean. Love these trails! Some shade and some sun!

Great little trail

Three of us rode this trail this weekend. It's was well used but not crowded. The trail itself is in good shape and was a really nice ride through wooded areas. There are canals that you cross and that you ride along. The trailhead at Colbert lane had clean bathrooms and the parking was good. We started at Colbert lane and rode to us 1. In order to get in some extra miles we did some loops in the neighborhood to the north. There are bike paths along many of the roads. We turned north off the trail at Rymfyre. There is a bridge that links the trail to Rymfyre. A little north (probably less than a mile) on Rymfyre there is a park with clean bathrooms next to an elementary school. We enjoyed our ride on the trail and the option to connect to other bike baths makes this a nice ride with options.

Parking help

This is a great trail. The app shows the trail as starting at US1. However, this is is essentially the end of the trail and there is no parking available. There is a very nice trailhead on Colbert Lane with parking and restrooms. There is also a small amount of parking in the dirt at Belle Terre Parkway, about 1/2 way through the trail.

Nice trail

We rode the trail from the trailhead off of Colbert Lane to the end and back. The trail is paved all the way and only two major road crossings. Except for a few sections the majority is in the shade as long as its not in the middle of the day. It comes close to some houses but mostly there are none in sight. I think if we had come earlier in the day we would have seen more wildlife. All in all a positive experience.

love it

I just love this trail. I bike it almost daily, use it to get
to the beach.

Wide, smooth, shaded, and safe

I parked at the Colbert St. trailhead. The bathrooms were clean, and there was plenty of parking. You have to go down the street a quarter mile to get to the trail. The trail itself was quiet and away from any roads and traffic, minus a couple intersections where the trail crosses roads. The county Sheriff was patrolling on a motorbike, so that added to the feeling of safety. There is shade over almost the whole trail for most of the morning and evening. I would definitely recommend this trail, and I will do it again.

As long or as short as you want

This great little trail is but a small connection to the great system of trails Flagler County offers. Come out on Colbert Lane and go north to the Linear Park running through the center of Palm Coast Parkway (about 6 miles). Go west to the myriad of restaurants along the Parkway for a meal break. Head west to US 1 and go north for miles along open space. Or, go east on the Linear Trail to the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway and then ride alongside scenic A1A south to Flagler Beach and Daytona (Volusia County) or north to St. Augustine (St. Johns County), almost never touching the traveled roadway.

Gem of a trail

We stopped to ride this trail on the way to St Augustine and this is a real gem of a trail. The Colbert parking area is finished and there's restrooms as well. The trail has excellent tree cover for nearly its entire length. The eastern segment travels through an interesting mix of swamp, hardwood hammock, and pine scrub. This isn't the longest trail in the state but I would say it's one of the better ones.

Other trails in area of this short nice trail

There is construction underway at the Colbert Lane trailhead for a parking area. Currently there is limited parking across the road there at a defunct development but you can reach the trailhead from Linear Park in Palm Coast by riding along Colbert Lane for 6 miles beside the road. This also takes you by the Graham Swamp Trail (off Colbert Lane as well) which is not to be missed. It's only a couple of miles long but includes some very long and well made boardwalks. The Linear Park has some nice shorter trails. It can also be accessed from the Colbert Lane parking area near Daytona State College off the Palm Coast Parkway.

short but nice scenery

This is a scenic trail but very short. It can be extended by riding on some trails, sidewalks & Colbert in Palm Coast and AIA along the coast. You can also cross a toll bridge (no charge for bikes)into PC.

I saw a gator under a bridge near the east/smokestack trail head. The trail lacks amenities, so bring your own water, snacks; & pee before you start.

Nice running trail

I ran this while on vacation visiting friends in Palm Coast. It's a little tricky to find if you're not familiar with the area, but it's worth it. The west end of the trail has a parking lot and is easier to find for out of towners. Just look for the intersection of Royal Palms Parkway and Belle Terre Parkway on the southwest side of Palm Coast. The trail entrance is just south of Royal Palms on the east side of Belle Terre.

It seems brand new and the asphalt is in great shape. There's benches and trash cans about every mile or so. As it is nearly four miles, end to end, it makes a perfect eight mile run in the morning. Very few folks on the trail at 0800 on a weekday.

This was my first run on a Conservancy trail and I am really impressed. Guess I will pony up some dough for the cause! Good job.

Nice quiet trail.

This is a nice quiet trail that follows one of the major canals in Palm Coast and through the Graham Swamp Conservation Area.

The eastern end of the trail begin just North of the old cement plant chimney off Colbert Lane. Parking is road side only here. The trail starts with a wooden bridge and goes west for a couple hundred yards through the Graham Swamp Conservation Area and continues on to the old railroad bed. This is a very active wildlife area with Birds, Alligators, Turtles, Snakes, Deer, Armadillos and Ferrel Pigs. This section continues for 1.95 miles to and crosses Old Kings Road (small dirt parking lot located here) and follows Town Center Blvd, under Interstate Rt. 95 for about .32 of a mile and then crosses over Town Center Blvd at the intercetion of Royal Palm Parkway.

The path continues west for about a mile and a half through a pine forested area along the canal. It ends at Belle Terre Parkway. (Another dirt parking area is located here) This is a very nice section of the trail with an abundance of shade and quiet riding.

I live a mile from the west end of the trail and ride it often. Side trips through the new Town Center at Palm Coast provides connections to other parts of the city and 3 miles from the east end of the trail is the small ocean side city of Flagler Beach. I have enjoyed the cities addition of this trail.

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