Best Trails of Florida

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#1. Oleta River State Park


North of Miami, the Oleta River drains a portion of the Everglades into Biscayne Bay. Between these two bodies of water, over six miles of trail have been developed for whoever chooses to roll off-ro…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Miami, FL - Mountain Biking - 6 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Hanna Park


The nearly ten miles of looping single-and doubletrack inside this city park offer trails for ever class of off-road biker: beginner, intermediate, and expert. In addition to hosting sanctioned races…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Jacksonville, FL - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Chassahowitzka River Campground: Indian Ridge Loop


The Chassahowitzka River Campground is at the head of a spring and makes for an ideal location to explore this watery Florida treasure. The Chassahowitzka River is the centerpiece of the 32,000-acre C…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Florida"
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#4. Markham Park


This Broward County park has an off-road double- and singletrack trail system that makes three loops over a total distance of approximately seven miles. Two novice loops stay mainly on the flat, doub…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Mountain Biking - 7 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Florida"
Jacksonville, FL - Birding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 14.5 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Juniper Springs Recreation Area Campground


This recreation area was developed well in the 1930s and is well taken care of today. Clear, 72-degree Juniper Springs is the centerpiece of this Ocala National Forest landmark. The springs well up at…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Florida"
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#7. Ocala National Forest


Includes: Ocala North, Ocala South, Lake Eaton Sinkhole. The 360,000-acre Ocala National Forest was the first designated national forest east of the Mississippi River. The Big Scrub, as it is affectio…
From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Ocala, FL - Hiking, Horseback Riding Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#8. West Orange Trail


The West Orange Trail passes through a mix of developing and rural Florida, a few miles west of metropolitan Orlando along the borders of Lake Apopka. Though the lake can only be seen in a few places,…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Florida"
Oakland, FL - Birding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running - 19 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view allBestBirding, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Trail Running Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#9. Blackwater River State Forest


Includes: Jackson Red Ground Trail, Sweetwater Trail. The largest of the Florida state forests, Blackwater River seems more like Georgia than Florida. The terrain is hilly, the soil is red, and the st…
From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Milton, FL - Hiking Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#10. Wekiwa Springs Loop Trail


Wekiwa Springs State Park is a 6,900-acre scenic wonder little changed from the days when the Timucuan Indians speared fish in the spring-fed creeks and stalked deer in the uplands. As the metropolita…
From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Orlando, FL - Hiking - 13 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#11. Torreya State Park


The park is named after the torreya, or Florida yew, the largest bigleaf magnolia found in the United States. It grows only in this park. The torreya is one of more than 100 rare and endangered specie…
From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Bristol, FL - Hiking - 8 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#12. Florida Trail - Ocala National Forest: Juniper Springs to Salt Springs Island


This section of FT passes through the rugged Juniper Prairie Wilderness, land of the sand-pine scrub, ponds, and prairies. The FT receives less maintenance on this section, so the hiker will step over…
From the guidebook "Long Trails of the Southeast"
Ocala, FL - Hiking - 18.4 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#13. Morris Bridge Park


A combination of single- and doubletrack creates various loops of over 20 miles inside this park outside Tampa. Most of the singletrack is easily ridden, although lower parts along the Hillsborough Ri…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Tampa, FL - Mountain Biking - 20 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#14. St. Marys River


The St. Marys River is one of Florida’s ?nest touring streams. Originating in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp as the North Prong of the St. Marys, the river soon forms the Florida–Georgia boundary. Downstr…
From the guidebook "Canoeing & Kayaking Florida"
Macclenny, FL - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - 17-33 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view allBestFlatwater Kayaking & Canoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#15. Withlacoochee State Forest


Includes: Citrus Hiking Trail, Croom Tract, Hog Island Trail, Richloam Tract, Withlacoochee Nature Trails. Many of the major battles of the Second Seminole Indian War took place on these 113,431 acres…
From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Brooksville, FL - Backpacking, Hiking Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#16. Starkey Wilderness Park Campground


Back in the 1930s, Mr. Jay B. Starkey began a cattle operation in what was then rural Pasco County. Later, he worked out a deal with Southwest Florida Water Management District; his land, encompassing…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Florida"
New Port Richey, FL - Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#17. Blackwater Heritage State Park (Military Heritage Trail)


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…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Florida"
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Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#18. Belleview-Santos Trailhead


Bordered by the asphalt of a major highway and subdivision roads, this former limestone quarry has taken shape as one of Florida's more popular off-road destinations. A combination of single-and doubl…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Ocala, FL - Mountain Biking - 15 miles Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#19. Myakka River State Park


This 28,875-acre state park, named for the Myakka River which flows through it for 12 miles, has long been noted for its wildlife: bald eagles, sandhill cranes, deer, turkey, ospreys, bobcats, otters,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Florida"
Sarasota, FL - Hiking Best Trail in FL - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#20. Boyett Park


The SouthWest Association of Mountain Bike Pedalers has done it again. Approximately 35 miles of single- and doubletrack make a series of loops in an old phosphate mine south of Tampa. For the begin…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Florida"
Tampa, FL - Mountain Biking - 35 miles
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