Best Trails of Florida

This list represents the most popular trails in Florida. Use this list to plan your next Florida outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Oleta River State Park

    11 Reviews

    Miami, FL

    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 ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    North of Miami, the Oleta River drains a portion of the Everglades into Biscayne Bay. Between these two bodies of water, ...

  • #2 Hanna Park

    10 Reviews

    Jacksonville, FL

    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 ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The nearly ten miles of looping single-and doubletrack inside this city park offer trails for ever class of off-road biker: ...

  • #3 Chassahowitzka River Campground: Indian Ridge Loop

    2 Reviews

    Homosassa, FL

    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 ...
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    The Chassahowitzka River Campground is at the head of a spring and makes for an ideal location to explore this watery Florida ...

  • #4 Markham Park

    8 Reviews

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    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, ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    This Broward County park has an off-road double- and singletrack trail system that makes three loops over a total distance ...

  • #5 Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

    8 Reviews

    Jacksonville, FL

    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 ...
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Jacksonville–Baldwin Rail-Trail is one big surprise from beginning to end. Running from the highly urbanized Jacksonville ...

  • #6 Juniper Springs Recreation Area Campground

    2 Reviews

    Silver Springs, FL

    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 ...
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    This recreation area was developed well in the 1930s and is well taken care of today. Clear, 72-degree Juniper Springs is ...

  • #7 Ocala National Forest

    4 Reviews

    Ocala, FL

    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 ...
    •  Varies. This section of the FNST is 75 miles long.
    •  Guide

    Includes: Ocala North, Ocala South, Lake Eaton Sinkhole. The 360,000-acre Ocala National Forest was the first designated ...

  • #8 West Orange Trail

    6 Reviews

    Oakland, FL

    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 ...
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    The West Orange Trail passes through a mix of developing and rural Florida, a few miles west of metropolitan Orlando along ...

  • #9 Wekiwa Springs Loop Trail

    6 Reviews

    Orlando, FL

    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 m ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Wekiwa Springs State Park is a 6,900-acre scenic wonder little changed from the days when the Timucuan Indians speared fish ...

  • #10 Florida Trail - Ocala National Forest: Juniper Springs to Salt Springs Island

    5 Reviews

    Ocala, FL

    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 ...
    •  18.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This section of FT passes through the rugged Juniper Prairie Wilderness, land of the sand-pine scrub, ponds, and prairies. ...

  • #11 Morris Bridge Park

    4 Reviews

    Tampa, FL

    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 ...
    •  20 miles
    •  Guide

    A combination of single- and doubletrack creates various loops of over 20 miles inside this park outside Tampa. Most of the ...

  • #12 Withlacoochee State Forest

    5 Reviews

    Brooksville, FL

    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 ...
    •  Day hikes and overnight hikes of up to 40 miles
    •  Guide

    Includes: Citrus Hiking Trail, Croom Tract, Hog Island Trail, Richloam Tract, Withlacoochee Nature Trails. Many of the major ...

  • #13 St. Marys River

    3 Reviews

    Macclenny, FL

    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. ...
    •  17-33 miles
    •  Guide

    The St. Marys River is one of Florida’s ?nest touring streams. Originating in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp as the North Prong ...

  • #14 Blackwater Heritage State Trail

    14 Reviews

    Milton, FL

    Blackwater Heritage State Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Milton, Florida. It is 8.3 miles long and begins at 81 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.6 miles with a total ...
    •  8.3 miles

    Blackwater Heritage State Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Milton, Florida. It is 8.3 miles long and begins ...

  • #15 Withlacoochee State Trail

    5 Reviews

    Istachatta, FL

    Currently, this is the longest existing paved rail-trail in Florida. It runs through an early-developed but still mostly rural part of the state from Citrus Springs (south of Dunnellon) in the ...
    •  46 miles
    •  Guide

    Currently, this is the longest existing paved rail-trail in Florida. It runs through an early-developed but still mostly ...

  • #16 Starkey Wilderness Park Campground

    1 Reviews

    New Port Richey, FL

    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, en ...
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    Back in the 1930s, Mr. Jay B. Starkey began a cattle operation in what was then rural Pasco County. Later, he worked out ...

  • #17 Belleview-Santos Trailhead

    8 Reviews

    Ocala, FL

    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 ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Bordered by the asphalt of a major highway and subdivision roads, this former limestone quarry has taken shape as one of ...

  • #18 Myakka River State Park

    7 Reviews

    Sarasota, FL

    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, ...
    •  Varies with a stack of loops up to 33 miles
    •  Guide

    This 28,875-acre state park, named for the Myakka River which flows through it for 12 miles, has long been noted for its ...

  • #19 Florida Trail - Ocala National Forest: Clearwater Lake to Juniper Springs

    5 Reviews

    Umatilla, FL

    The FT had its beginnings here in the Ocala National Forest. When built in 1966, it was called the Ocala Trail. Some still call the Ocala portion of the FT by its old name. This section of trail ...
    •  24.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The FT had its beginnings here in the Ocala National Forest. When built in 1966, it was called the Ocala Trail. Some still ...

  • #20 Boyett Park

    5 Reviews

    Tampa, FL

    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 ...
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    The SouthWest Association of Mountain Bike Pedalers has done it again. Approximately 35 miles of single- and doubletrack ...