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Here we track progress on the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail (C2C), which will run about 250 miles across Florida, connecting the Gulf Coast at St. Petersburg on the west, through Central Florida, to the Atlantic Coast on the east at Canaveral National Seashore. In 2014 the Florida State Legislature provided $50 million in funding to complete the "gaps" between existing trails to form this continuous multi-use trail across the state. Spanning nine counties, this is a state and regional collaboration. See map link.
The Coast-to-Coast Trail is part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System plan, recognizing the economic impact to communities along trails, the growing popularity of eco-tourism, and public support for trails. It ultimately will link to both the 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop and the 215-mile Heart of Florida Loop.
Below we list Coast-to-Coast Trail trails and gaps, from west to east. Return often for updates:
** Latest update, November 2020: Construction continues on the 3.5 mile gap between Guise Road and Gobblers Lodge Road Trailhead. Estimated completion now mid-late 2021.
Map link - FL Coast-to-Coast Trail
Pinellas Trail - Pinellas County - The 54-mile multi-use trail from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs is one of the premier trails in Florida and forms the western end of the Coast-to-Coast Trail. An extension along Keystone Road (also called the Tri-County Trail, see below) runs to the Pasco County line as part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail. C2C status: Complete
Tri-County Trail - Pinellas County - Also called the Pinellas Trail/Coast-to-Coast Connector, the trail runs 5 miles, extending the Pinellas Trail at East Lake Road/CR 611 to the Pasco County Line where it connects to the Starkey Gap Trail. C2C status: Complete
Starkey Gap Trail - Pasco County - The trail runs 2.4 miles from the Tri-County Trail at the Pinellas County line to SR 54, connecting to the Starkey Blvd. Trail. C2C status: Complete
Starkey Blvd. Trail - Pasco County - Runs along Starkey Blvd. from SR 54 to the Starkey Wilderness Trail. C2C status: Complete
Starkey Wilderness Trail - Pasco County - Located at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, the 7.2 mile paved trail links from the Pinellas Trail at the west via the Tri-County, Starkey Gap and Starkey Blvd. Trails. At the east, it links to the Suncoast Trail. C2C status: Complete
Suncoast Trail - Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando Counties - The 41 mile trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, it currently links to the Starkey Wilderness Trail and will link to the Good Neighbor Trail. C2C status: Complete
Good Neighbor Gap, 6 miles (Suncoast Trail to Good Neighbor Trail). C2C status: Study
Good Neighbor Trail - Hernando County - 10-mile trail east from Brooksville to Withlacoochee State Trail. The 6-mile extension of the trail to the Withlacoochee State Trail was completed in September 2018. C2C status: Complete
Withlacoochee State Trail - Hernando, Citrus and Pasco Counties, 46 miles. A short portion of the trail will be part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail between the Good Neighbor Trail and Van Fleet State Trail. C2C status: Complete
Van Fleet Gap (South Sumter Connector) - about 22 miles (Good Neighbor/Withlacoochee State Trail to Van Fleet State Trail). C2C status: Study
Van Fleet State Trail - Polk, Lake, Sumter Counties - Totally rural 29 mile rail-trail with one curve and no hills through the Green Swamp. A short portion of the trail will be part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail between the Withlacoochee and South Lake Trails. C2C status: Complete
South Lake Gap, 15 miles (Van Fleet State Trail to South Lake Trail). C2C status: Design
South Lake Trail - Lake County - Runs 13 miles from Clermont east to connect with the West Orange Trail as part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail. C2C status: Complete
West Orange Trail - Orange County - This is a 22 mile, world-class rail trail through urban and suburban sections of Orange County. It's part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail from the South Lake Trail to Clarcona, where a gap remains to be filled to link the Seminole Wekiva Trail. C2C status: Complete
Clarcona-Ocoee Trail Gap - Orange County - A link from the West Orange Trail at its Apopka-Vineland Outpost to the Clarcona-Ocoee connector is complete (2/10 mile). The remainder of the 3 miles to the Pine Hills Trail is a future (August 2020). C2C status: Design
Pine Hills Trail Gap - Orange County - 2 mile connector from the Clarcona-Ocoee Trail Connector to Seminole Wekiva Trail - Phase 3 of the Pine Hills Trail Plan will complete this section. C2C status: Design
Seminole Wekiva Trail - Popular 17-mile Seminole County trail, part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail from its south terminus at the Orange County line to the bridge over I-4 at Lake Mary. C2C status: Complete
Cross Seminole Trail - Seminole County - Part of the C2C from the Seminole Wekiva Trail connector in Lake Mary to Lake Monroe Wayside Park in Sanford. The total trail is 28 miles, to the connection with Cady Way Trail in Orlando. C2C status: Complete
Seminole/Volusia Link - Bridge over St. Johns River - Seminole and Volusia Counties - Shared-use lane on the US 17-92 bridge over the St. Johns River connecting Cross Seminole Trail (at Lake Monroe Wayside Park) and Spring-to-Spring Trail (at Lake Monroe Park). C2C status: Complete
Spring to Spring Trail - Volusia County - Running east from DeBary it's part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, connecting to the East Central Regional Rail Trail at Green Springs Park in Enterprise. (Another leg runs north to DeLeon Springs as part of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.) C2C status: Complete
East Central Regional Rail Trail - Volusia and Brevard Counties - The trail is part of the C2C from Green Springs Park in Enterprise (where it meets the Spring-to-Spring Trail) to Maytown, and then south to Titusville. One gap to be filled (under construction, see below). Another section branches north to Edgewater, as part of the 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.
Osteen Gap - Volusia County - Construction has started on filling the 3.5 mile gap in Osteen between Guise Road and Gobblers Lodge Road Trailhead. Estimated completion late 2020. C2C Status: Construction.
Space Coast Trail - Brevard County - Eastern end of the trail (future). The Coast-to-Coast Trail continues over the Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville and extends a half-mile to the entrance of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Future plans are to continue through the Refuge to Canaveral National Seashore - a complex study involving federal and state jurisdictions, and environmental regulations.
Space Coast Gap, 11 miles. C2C status: Study
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