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Florida Bicycle Trails

Below you will find a list of bicycle trails in Florida in alphabetical order including West Florida, North Florida, Central Florida and South Florida. I've included the name, address, phone number and description of these bicycle trails if available for your convenience. Check out the bicycle trails with underlined text - you can click on that link to go to their website and/or map.

If you know of a Florida bicycle trail that I don't have listed here, please email me.

49th Avenue Trailhead (Greenway)
Location: Ocala, FL
Distance: 2.5 miles
Terrain: unpaved trails
Description:
This trail takes you over to Hwy 484, with the option of traveling on the old cart road, yellow trail or blue trail. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Office of Greenways and Trails
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
Ocala, FL
352-236-7143

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Trails
Location: Thomasville, FL
Distance: 7.6 miles
Terrain: unpaved trail
Description:
Nice blend of southern charm and recreational activities with formal gardens, two lakes and a series of trails, all on a former plantation lands. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-487-4556

Baseline Road Trailhead (Greenway)
Location: Ocala, FL
Distance: 5 miles
Terrain: paved trails
Description:
Has a paved urban trail for you to experience or use the hiking trail that weaves through the cypress swamp and hardwood hammock communities. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Office of Greenways and Trails
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
Ocala, FL
352-236-7143

Big Shoals State Forest
Location: Live Oak, FL
Distance: 4 miles
Terrain: paved trail
Description:
Very popular. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Big Shoals State Forest
7620 133rd Road
Live Oak, FL 32060
386-208-1460

Blackwater Heritage State Trail
Location: Milton, FL
Distance: 19 miles
Terrain: easy to moderate forest roads
Description:
Starts and ends at the Hurricane Lake Campground, most of the trails are hard-packed clay and some sandy sections. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Blackwater Forestry Center
11650 Munson Hwy
Milton, FL 32570
850-957-4201

Blackwater Heritage State Trail
Location: Milton, FL
Distance: 14 miles
Terrain: mostly flat
Description:
Rails-to-Trails addition, asphalt surface for 7 miles then continues another 2.5 miles on a smooth grass berm on Navy property. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Blackwater Heritage State Trail Citizen Support Organization
PO Box 4292
Milton, FL 32572
850-839-6656

Bruce Cafe Road Ride
Location: Bruce, FL
Distance: 44 miles
Terrain: quite hilly
Description:
The first and last 13 miles of the ride are on SR 81, which has a good shoulder but a bit boring. The rest is a loop on quiet country roads with shade and scenery.
For More Info:
Panama City Flyers
PO Box 15966
Panama City, FL 32406
850-872-8166

Cain-Griffin Park Trail
Location: Lynn Haven, FL
Distance: ? miles
Terrain: ?
Description:
Coming soon. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Cain-Griffin Park Trail
17th and Illinois Avenue
Lynn Haven, FL
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Dowling Park Loop
Location: Ellaville, FL
Distance: 33 miles
Terrain: mostly flat with a few small hills
Description:
Road trail, mostly quiet with a few very mild grades. On the ride back you can take a swim in Falmouth Spring.
For More Info:
Suwannee River State Park
20185 CR 132
Live Oak, FL 32060
904-362-2746

Dutch Tiemann Trail
Location: Panama City, FL
Distance: 4.6 miles
Terrain: easy to moderate single track
Description:
This loop start and ends at the Environmental Center in Pine Log State Forest. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Division of Forestry
5583-A Longleaf Road
Ebro, FL 32437
850-535-2888

Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park - Red Bug Trail
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Distance: 3 miles
Terrain: unpaved trail
Description:
Coming soon. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
912 Myers Park Drive
Tallahassee, FL
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Felburn Park Trailhead (Greenway)
Location: Inglis, FL
Distance: 5 miles
Terrain: paved trails
Description:
Formerly a limerock mine, this 12-foot wide paved trail runs through maritime hammocks and salt marsh - multi-use trail. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Office of Greenways and Trails
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
Inglis, FL
352-447-1720

Goethe State Forest
Location: Dunnellon, FL
Distance:
Terrain:
Description:
[CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Goethe State Forest
9110 SE CR 337
Dunnellon, FL 34431
352-465-8585

Lake Jackson Loop
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Distance: 6 miles
Terrain: easy but hilly double track
Description:
Just 5 miles from the center of town - mostly double track forest roads (multi-use) with high clay and low sand content, with rolling hills. You can also access The Red Bug Bicycle Trail here. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park
850-891-3975

Lake Overstreet Figure Eight
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Distance: 6 miles
Terrain: easy double track
Description:
Great place for casual or beginning off-road cyclists to stretch their legs. The most difficult part is at the beginning of the trail, where you may need to walk. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens
3540 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-487-4556

Little Big Econ State Forest
Location: Geneva, FL
Distance:
Terrain:
Description:
[CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Little Big Econ State Forest
1350 Snow Hill Road
Geneva, FL 32732
407-971-3500

Munson Hills
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Distance: 11 miles
Terrain: easy to moderate single track
Description:
One of the oldest and finest examples of trail building in the state - well used trail. Some sandy patches and a few hills with modest grades. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Munson Hills Off-Road Trail Association
PO Box 7412
Tallahassee, FL 32314
850-926-3561

Myakka State Forest
Location: Englewood, FL
Distance:
Terrain:
Description:
[CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Myakka State Forest
PO Box 491
Englewood, FL 34295
941-460-1333

Penney Farms
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Distance: 51 miles
Terrain: mildly hilly
Description:
Quiet neighborhood street, busy streets, travels through Penney Farms, which is much more peaceful.
For More Info:
North Florida Bicycle Club
PO Box 14294
Jacksonville, FL 32238
904-721-5870

Ralph E. Simmons Memorial State Forest
Location: Hilliard, FL
Distance:
Terrain: trails and roads
Description:
Recreation prohibited during hunting season. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Ralph E. Simmons State Forest
3472 Clint Drive
Hilliard, FL 32046
904-845-4933

Santa Rosa Island Out and Back
Location: Pensacola, FL
Distance: 21-35 miles
Terrain: flat and straight
Description:
You can either go west into Fort Pickens for a 21-mile ride or east to Navarre Beach for a 35-mile ride. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Gulf Islands National Seashore
1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
850-934-2600

St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Distance: 32 miles
Terrain: flat
Description:
16-mile paved recreational trail open to cyclists, skaters, joggers and walkers with a separate dirt trail for equestrians. Ride out as far as you'd like and then turn around. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail
1022 DeSoto Park Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-922-6007

Suwannee Springs Loop
Location: White Springs, FL
Distance: 31 miles
Terrain: mildly hilly
Description:
This trail parallels the Suwannee River, traveling mainly quiet farm roads with a rest stop at the ruins of the old springhouse. [CLICK HERE to view info and map.]
For More Info:
Suwannee Bicycle Association
PO Box 247
White Springs, FL 32096
904-397-2347

The Cove Ride
Location: Panama City, FL
Distance: 16 miles
Terrain: slightly hilly
Description:
Starts and ends at the Bay Park and follows closely the northern shore of St. Andrews Bay.
For More Info:
Panama City Flyers
PO Box 15966
Panama City, FL 32406
850-872-8166

The Highest Point in Florida
Location: Lakewood, FL (Walton County)
Distance: 30 miles
Terrain: moderately hilly
Description:
Britton Hill, the highest pint in Florida, is a 30-mile loop beginning at Lakewood Park.

Timberlake Trail
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Distance: 6 miles
Terrain: moderate single track
Description:
Within Eglin Air Force Base, a permit is required to use this trail. Great all around trail with something for everyone.
For More Info:
Eglin Air Force Base Natural Resource Branch
107 Hwy 85 North
Niceville, FL 32578
850-882-4164

University of West Florida - Power Line Trails
Location: Pensacola, FL
Distance: 5 miles
Terrain: moderately challenging single track
Description:
Fun little network of trails, not extremely hilly but there are a few short climbs and a couple drop-offs. Buggy, so bring repellent.
For More Info:
University of West Florida
University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32501
850-474-2000

Wacissa Springs via Old St. Augustine Road
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Distance: 43 miles
Terrain: hilly in places
Description:
A canopy road popular with road bicyclists. It's an out and back ride that strts at Myers Park near downtown Tallhassee.
For More Info:
Capital City Cyclists
PO Box 4222
Tallahassee, FL 32315
850-847-8433





FLORIDA BICYCLING FACTS

Florida is home to more than 5,000 miles of state-owned trails and also features one of only 8 congressionally designated national scenic trails. The Florida National Scenic Trail will utimately extend 1,400 miles from the Gulf Islands National Seashore in the Panhandle to the Florida Keys. More than 3 million visitors each year take advantage of the 800 miles of free, multi-use trails included in the 9 state-managed trails and the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.

The state of Florida has preserved more than 83,000 acres of recreation and conservation lands that are home to an internationally recognized network of mountain biking and equestrian trails, as well as America's first land bridge, which provides safe passage for trail users across I-75.

Prospective home buyers consider trails to be the most important amenity when choosing a place to live. (Nat'l Assoc. of Home Builders, 2008)

Closer proximity to greenways and conservation corridors increases property values. (Nat'l Recreation & Parks Assoc.)

52% of American would like to bike more and 46% would bike to work if designated trails were available.

Biking 4 miles round-trip to work instead of driving keeps 51 pounds of carbon monoxide out of the air each year.

An estimated $76.6 billion could be saved on annual healthcare costs if Americans were more active.

The most requested item by visitors to Florida's Official Welcome Centers is information about where to bicycle.

The number of Americans who ride bicycles is greater than all those who ski, golf and play tennis combined.
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