Rails To Trails Florida  by David Gluckman

Rails To Trails: Florida Guide Book

by David Gluckman (The Globe Pequot Press)
Rails To Trails Florida  by David Gluckman
This is your comprehensive guide to walking, jogging, and biking Florida's rail-trail system. This book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of the state's most popular rural and urban rail trails, plus a complete description of the top trails in Florida's state parks.

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Trails from the "Rails To Trails: Florida" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 28.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 28.

This is the westernmost rail-trail in the state, extending from the small community of Milton in the south to Whiting Field Naval Air Station (NAS) in the north. It’s actually two trails, one managed ...
Milton, FL - Birding,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 9.2
This trail unofficially starts at a spectacular small spring about 100 feet from the Suwannee River in an unpaved parking area. It travels a mile or so along a paved county road until it reaches the o ...
Branford, FL - Birding,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.7
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This short but fun urban trail travels from a mall in Orlando north to a park in Winter Park. For much of its length, it passes an old naval training base that is now owned by the city of Orlando and ...
Orlando, FL - Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.6
This is a trail in creation. It’s one of the first parts of a planned supersystem that will eventually include the Gasparilla Island Trail and the old bridges to Gasparilla Island. The trail is nort ...
Port Charlotte, FL - Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.8
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This is a developing trail that will become part of a larger system to be constructed over the next few years. It runs from the town of Winter Springs in the east to Oviedo in the west along a series ...
Oviedo, FL - Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 3.5
Surrounded by water on three sides, this narrow peninsula park in the northeastern corner of Florida is a marvelous natural and historic site with all amenities open to the casual rider. Its paved and ...
Fernandina Beach, FL - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 10
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This is an urban trail going through central Gainesville. It passes through and on the edges of a number of neighborhoods and industrial areas. This short urban trail is used as much by commuters a ...
Gainesville, FL - Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 2.1
This is a wonderful trail through some of the best natural areas in north-central Florida. It’s wooded and quiet even though it travels close to busy highways and country roads. All of the 15-plus m ...
Hawthorne, FL - Birding,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 15
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This is an urban trail along a major thoroughfare in eastern Gainesville. It passes near the road and along the edges of a number of neighborhoods. Funded as a landscaped park for beautification purpo ...
Gainesville, FL - Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 2.6
This was the first rail-trail built in Florida. It runs the length of Gasparilla Island on Florida’s southwestern coast through the town of Boca Grande. Gasparilla Island is a semitropical paradise fi ...
Boca Grande, FL - Birding,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.5
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The Van Fleet Trail is Florida’s most rural trail. It runs through what is left of the great Green Swamp, a natural water-storage area just west of the high sandy ridge that divides the state. This is ...
Polk City, FL - Birding,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 29.2
Guana River State Park is mainly a beach park with some very nice riding areas hidden away in a coastal hammock at its southeastern end. Only a few miles from St. Augustine, the park provides great At ...
Saint Augustine, FL - Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 8.5
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There are some pretty rides in this popular family park, but they’re not very long and some are too sandy. The ride on the paved entrance road passes through some of the finest virgin wetland hardwood ...
Sebring, FL - Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 11.5
Hontoon Island State Park is an island in the middle of the St. Johns River, Florida’s longest and most traveled river. The river starts in the marshes east of Melbourne to the south and flows north u ...
Deland, FL - Birding,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Walking - Trail Length: 6
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The Jacksonville–Baldwin Rail-Trail is one big surprise from beginning to end. Running from the highly urbanized Jacksonville to the bedroom community of Baldwin, you would expect an urban trail with ...
Jacksonville, FL - Birding,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 14.5
Jonathan Dickinson State Park is 11,500 acres of flatwoods scrubland east of Hobe Sound, containing hiking trails as well as Loxahatchee River access, camping, and concessions. The Loxahatchee is the ...
Hobe Sound, FL - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.5
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Though these were actually constructed as separate trails, one is a direct continuation of the other along the same lake and so, for convenience, we’ll treat them as a single trail in this guide. This ...
Clermont, FL - Birding,Fishing,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 3.1
Maclay State Gardens is a large park between urban Tallahassee and suburban Leon County. It has marvelous formal gardens, two lakes, and a series of trails, all on former plantation lands at the foot ...
Tallahassee, FL - Birding,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 9.5
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Manatee Springs State Park is located 6 miles west of Chiefland on more than 2,000 acres of woodlands, adjacent to a crystal-clear first-magnitude spring that flows a short distance to the Suwannee Ri ...
Chiefland, FL - Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 10.5
One of the newer parts of the Nature Coast Greenway system, this trail circles the small town of Fanning Springs and gives access to one of the finest train trestles left in the state. The new plank ...
Fanning Springs, FL - Birding,Fishing,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4
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