Withlacoochee Bay Trail parallels the historic old Cross Florida Barge Canal for 6.2 miles from the Gulf of Mexico (Withlacoochee Bay) east to the Felburn Park Trailhead (off US 19/98 about 8 miles north of Crystal River), and now with an extension to the Withlacoochee River. The trail is the westernmost end of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. (Map link and photos below.)
Map link - Withlacoochee Bay Trail
Location: Citrus County
End Points: Withlacoochee Bay to Felburn Park
Mileage: 6.2 miles
Surface: 12 ft. paved
Nearby points of interest: Crystal River State Archaeological Park
Off US 19/98 at the bridge, we proceeded on the park road west to the western trailhead at the Gulf - parking only, an observation deck here overlooks Withlacoochee Bay. Heading eastbound, are several other parking areas along the way. Many pavilions offer shade, rest, and views of the canal, as well as marshes and wetlands. Felburn Park is the main Trailhead with parking, restrooms, water, picnic pavilions, playground. The trail ends about 1.25 mile east of Felburn Park at the Withlacoochee River.
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