Withlacoochee State Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Inverness, Florida. It is 30.4 miles long and begins at 84 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 60.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 603 feet. The Inverness Trailhead, Withlacoochee State Trail and Withlacoochee State Trail Manor Ridge Trailhead drinking waters can be seen along the trail. There are also restroom along the trail.
Withlacoochee State Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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 north to Trilby (south of State Road 50) in the south. Its 46-mile length is entirely paved as it travels the Withlacoochee River valley through small towns, cattle ranches, wildlife management areas, and state forests. This trail will become part of the Central Florida Loop connection into the Cross Florida Greenway at Dunnellon sometime in the next five years. If you’re serious about riding this trail purchase a copy of the Withlacoochee State Trail Guide and Resource Book, sold by the nonprofit support organization Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee. Surface: Asphalt mixed with crushed rubber from recycled tires; 12 feet wide. Location: Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco Counties."
--David Gluckman, Rails To Trails: Florida (The Globe Pequot Press).
"Not only are bikers using this linear state park, but rollerbladers and hikers strolled and skated on the 12-foot-wide crumb-rubbery surface, made from over 10,000 tires plucked from the Polk County landfill."
--Steve Jones, Mountain Bike! Florida (Menasha Ridge Press).
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