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Here you'll find a variety of rides, including an Old Florida small-town (Cedar Key), some trails in our "Top 10," plus eco-biking and hiking options.
Paved Multi-Use Bike Trails
Black Creek Trail
Four Freedoms Trail
Gainesville Bike Trails (4)
Kermit Sigmon Bike Trail
Depot Avenue Rail-Trail
Waldo Road Greenway
University of Florida Campus Greenway
Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail
Keaton Beach Path
Nature Coast State Trail
Palatka Area Trails - Overview (5)
- Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
- Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail
- Palatka Urban Trail
- Ravine Gardens State Park (eco-biking)
- Gold Head Branch State Park (eco-biking)
St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach
Suwannee River Greenway
Withlacoochee Bay Trail
Included in our "Top 10"
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
Eco-biking and Hiking (unpaved & paved)
Goethe State Forest
Gold Head Branch State Park
Inglis Dam Recreation Area
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
Ravine Gardens State Park
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
- Dixie Mainline Trail
- Nature Drive
- River Trail
- Shell Mound
Trails Overview Map... North Florida Region
We report on 32 North Florida bike trails. This region has some of the State's best eco-biking and hiking.
Amelia Island Trail - Amelia Island has over 18 miles of multi-use trails, paths, and bike lanes. This paved asphalt trail runs along A1A from Amelia Island State Park to Peters Point Park in Fernandina Beach. It's part of the East Coast Greenway (Maine to Key West).
Black Creek Trail - The trail runs along US 17 the length of Fleming Island, between the St. Johns River and Doctor's Lake south of Jacksonville - about 8 miles. Popular for biking, walking, running, rollerblading.
Cedar Key - Our favorite Small Town bike ride. For the laid-back traveler, this is the perfect stop - a step back into Old Florida. Whether you like to relax, fish, tour, bike ride, hike, or kayak, you can find your niche. Cedar Key is off the beaten path but well worth the drive.
Dixie Mainline Trail - a Florida eco-biking destination. Part of the Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge, it runs 9 miles at Florida's Big Bend between Horseshoe Beach and Suwannee on an old light logging railbed open to cars, bikes and pedestrians.
Dunnellon Trail - The trail is part of the Cross Florida Greenway, running from Dunnellon 2.5 miles along the scenic Rainbow River and across a bridge over the Withlacoochee River. Links to the Withlacoochee State Trail.
Four Freedoms Trail - This paved trail runs 12 miles north from Madison, FL, to the Withlacoochee River-North on the Georgia border. A pleasant rural trail with lots of shade. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
Gainesville Bike Trails (4) - Biking at and around the University of Florida. Kermit-Sigmon Bike Trail, Depot Avenue Rail-Trail, and Waldo Road Greenway all join for 6.6 miles of continuous biking. Link to the University of Florida Campus Greenway, and to the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail from Depot Park.
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail - a Florida Top 10. The trail (a linear state park) stretches 16.5 miles from Gainesville's Boulware Springs Park, through the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park and the Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area, and ends in the small town of Hawthorne. Connector to downtown Gainesville. Wooded and quiet, there are even are some winding hills to challenge you!
Goethe State Forest - The 53,000+ acre forest includes 5 "trail systems" with over 120 miles total (lots of sand). Popular for equestrians, some hiking, mountain biking, and camping. Recent forest road resurfacing has made them too rough for us. One pond hike stands out.
Gold Head Branch State Park - A small State Park built by the CCC in the early 1930s. A scenic ravine is the highlight. Biking on 3+ miles of paved park road, hiking on 3 trails, plus a section of the Florida National Scenic Trail. A remote and quiet location..
Ichetucknee to O'Leno Trail - This paved trail runs 13 miles from the Ichetucknee River at Ichetucknee Springs State Park to O'Leno State Park, passing through Fort White, Florida.
Inglis Dam Recreation Area - a Florida eco-biking destination. Part of the Cross Florida Greenway, includes a 2.5 mile paved bike path, plus fat-tire biking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, picnicking, and more.
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail - a Top 10 Florida bike trail. Although just outside Jacksonville, Florida, this is an enjoyable 14.5 mile rural trail - very well maintained and for the most part, tree-lined and no traffic noise.
Keaton Beach Path - The path runs 4 miles between Keaton Beach Coastal Park to Dark Island along Florida's Big Bend. Follows CR261/Beach Road on a wide, paved path. Popular for biking and golf carts.
Lower Suwannee Nature Drive - a Florida eco-biking destination, part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. 9 mile limestone road suitable for biking with views of varied habitat and wildlife.
Lower Suwannee River Trail Loop - part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. 3/4 mile loop trail. Trail and boardwalk to the Suwannee River and return.
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway - a Florida eco-biking destination. The Greenway extends 110 miles from the St. Johns River to the Gulf of Mexico along the route of the former Cross Florida Barge Canal. Includes about 31 miles of paved multi-use trails, 330 miles of hiking, unpaved biking, and equestrian trails, and a 36 mile segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail.
Nature Coast State Trail - The trail is built along an abandoned Atlantic Coastline Railroad rail bed. Starting just west of Cross City, it runs east to Trenton, with a spur Fanning Springs and Chiefland - 32 miles total. A scenic highlight is the Historic Suwannee River Railroad Bridge.
Palatka-to Lake Butler State Trail - A rail-trail built on an old Norfolk-Southern Railroad right-of-way. Three segments of the planned 50+-mile trail are completed totaling more than 30 miles: 26 miles from Palatka to Keystone Heights, 2.2 miles at Hampton and 4 miles at Lake Butler.
Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail - 19 miles between Palatka and Vermont Heights along the route of Henry Flagler's East Coast Railway; an extension to St. Augustine is planned (part of the 260-mile St. John's River-to-Sea Loop). The ride includes small towns, woodland and farmland.
Palatka Urban Trail - The trail will serve as a connector between the Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail to the east, and Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail to the west. A 2-mile gap remains on the west side. An in-town ride, both off-street bike path and wide bike lane.
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - a Florida eco-biking destination. The park is located just north of Micanopy, FL and south of Gainesville, FL. Park roads are open to biking. There are also five sandy trails, totaling about 20 miles. For paved trail riding, the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail goes through the north section of the park.
Ravine Gardens State Park - a Florida eco-biking destination. A lovely park near Palatka, centered around two ravines. The 1.8 mile rim loop road is popular for bicycling and walking with great ravine views, and three hiking-only trails range from easy to strenuous.
St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach - Biking is a pleasant way to visit St. Augustine and its historic neighborhoods and sites. Many bike shops and racks lend to a bike-friendly city.
Shell Mound - a Florida eco-biking destination, part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. This archaeological site includes a hiking trail to the mound and observation deck. Campground, boat ramp.
Suwannee River Greenway - The trail runs on an old CSX Railroad corridor 12 miles from the Suwannee River at Branford to the Ichetucknee River bridge, paralleling US 129 and US 27, with a 2.5 mile spur to the Santa Fe River.
Timucuan Trail - When completed, will total about 18 miles from Amelia Island State Park, to Mayport, including a ride on the St. Johns River Ferry.
Withlacoochee Bay Trail - This trail parallels the historic old Cross Florida Barge Canal for 6.2 miles from the Gulf of Mexico (Withlacoochee Bay) east to the to the Withlacoochee River. The trail is the westernmost end of the Cross Florida Greenway.
Woodpecker Trail - a Florida eco-biking destination. This 3.4 mile paved multi-use trail at Big Shoals State Park along the Suwannee River connects the Big Shoals and Little Shoals entrances of the park.
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