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Here you will find a variety of rides, including an Old Florida small-town (Cedar Key) and other rides in our Top 10, plus some hiking options.
Paved Multi-Use Bike Trails
Black Creek Trail
Four Freedoms Trail
Gainesville Bike Trails (4 areas)
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 - Regional Overview (4 areas)
Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail
Palatka-St. Augustine State Trail
Palatka Urban Trail
St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach
Suwannee River Greenway
Withlacoochee Bay Trail
In our Top 10
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
Eco-biking and Hiking
Goethe State Forest
Inglis Dam Recreation Area
Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
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 list 27 North Florida bike trails. Natural North Florida 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 Trail.(4 reports) - 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 at Depot Park.
Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail - a Top 10 Florida bike trail. 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 - a Florida eco-biking destination. The 53,000+ acre forest includes 5 recreational trail systems with over 120 miles, and activities include hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding, camping, picnicking, wildlife viewing.
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 - a Florida eco-biking destination, part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. 3/4 mile loop trail, Boardwalk to the Suwannee River.
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. There are 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 Area (4 reports) - A designated Florida Trail Town, Palatka serves as a hub connecting the Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail, Palatka Urban Trail, and Palatka to Lake Butler State Trails - plus the bonus Ravine Gardens rim trail - for over 100 miles of biking when completed. Palatka to St. Augustine State is part of the 260-mile St. John's River-to-Sea Loop.
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.
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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