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The Good Neighbor Trail runs 10 miles east from Brooksville along a former narrow gauge railway line. Part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail, it links to the east with the Withlacoochee State Trail and to the west a connector eventually will link to the Suncoast Trail. The trailhead at Russell Street Park in Brooksville has restrooms, picnic tables, and historic exhibits - the 1885 Train Station and the One Room School House. Plans are to relocate other buildings to the site, creating a historic village. (Map link and photos below.)
Map link - Good Neighbor Trail
Location: Hernando County (Brooksville)
End Points: Russell Street Park to Withlacoochee State Trail
Mileage: 10 miles
Nearby points of interest: Weeki Wachee
The original section of the trail, the first 4 miles from Brooksville runs alternately along the road, along power lines, and through natural areas.
The second section, completed in September 2018, starts off alongside Richbarn Road but then runs through Withlacoochee State Forest to the State Trail. Through the forest is very remote - straight and with only moderate grades this is great for long-distance bikers. We visited when this section was newly built - a trail head is planned where the trail enters the forest, a covered bench or table through the forest would be a nice amenity.
Riding the Good Neighbor Trail and 5 Miles on the Withlacoochee Trail with our friend Dave at Phonamana
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