With the number of paved bike paths around Florida, it’s hard to believe that it’s been just a little more than 30 years since the first major one was established.
With John’s extensive cycling background, it’s our mission to explore them all eventually.
We’ll be sharing ride reports here and building full trail details over time. Some of these are longer rides, others are short paved trails inside of parks.
What’s nice is that cycling can be enjoyed year-round in Florida. Take advantage of the cool breeze a bike ride provides during our hotter months: ride Florida’s paved bike trails!
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Our Florida Trail books and app will point you to sections of the statewide Florida National Scenic Trail that are paved bike paths.
Our travel guides include some basic information about paved trails in Florida and what you’ll find near them.
Major Paved Trails
Learn more about our major paved bike trails in Florida
A 23-mile paved bike path across Seminole County. The west segment connects the Cady Way Trail to Oviedo. The main segment starts in Oviedo and ends at the Seminole Wekiva Trail in Lake Mary.
Following a historic railroad corridor through southern Volusia County, the 37-mile East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT) links together Edgewater, Maytown, Osteen, and Enterprise while showcasing wild landscapes along the route.
The Coast to Coast Connector, or C2C, is a 250-mile paved bike trail route between St. Petersburg and Titusville. Follow our exploration along this route.
The Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail is a 109-mile trail the length of the Florida Keys, a island-hopping slice of tropical paradise: part bike path, part road ride.
One of North Florida’s oldest bike paths, the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail provides a mostly shaded rural ride
Following a historic railroad route that sparked the Battle of Olustee during the Civil War, the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail spans 14.6 miles from Jacksonville to Baldwin
An overlay on the Florida Trail around Lake Okeechobee, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail provides a mostly paved cycling and walking route around the second largest lake entirely within the borders of the United States.
Connecting three rural counties, the Nature Coast Trail offers several different ways to ride between towns along 31.5 miles of paved bike path
Connecting two of North Florida’s most historic cities, the Palatka to St. Augustine Trail follows the route of Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railway through rural farming communities
With a corridor spanning nearly 50 miles through North Florida, the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail provides paved trail for riders and an unpaved corridor used by the Florida Trail
A paved ribbon stretching the length of Pinellas County from Gulfport to Tarpon Springs, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail provides cyclists with more than 38 miles of low-stress cruising
Stretching 41.3 miles from the Tampa metro to north of Brooksville, the Suncoast Trail is one of the longest continuous paved bike paths in Florida
Cruise up a wooded corridor through the Green Swamp along 29.2 miles of paved trail on an old rail corridor optimized for a long ride through the heart of rural Central Florida
Spanning 20.8 miles from Oakland to Apopka, the West Orange Trail connects communities along Lake Apopka with a dedicated paved bike path
These are our videos from paved bike trails throughout Florida. We often create a video slide show of a trail immediately after riding it.
It may take much longer for us to write it up and add it to this website.
Read our most recent trip reports from paved bike trails in Florida
A serendipitous stop during a bike ride on the Coast to Coast Trail in Mims leads to a tasty lunch at the Family Meat Market, a local institution just a block from the trail.
After more than two years under construction, the newest portion of the Coast-to-Coast Trail opened without fanfare through North Titusville and Mims in September 2017. I rode it on Labor Day to check it out.
The Woodpecker Trail at Big Shoals State Park provides a 7-mile wildlife-rich round trip ride, but watch out for those puddles! John plunges in anyway to get the story.
After watching the progress on the ECRRT at Osteen over the past year, John takes a ride to the east to see how far the new paved bike path goes
How far does the new Edgewater Bike Path go south of SR 442 in Edgewater along Cow Creek Road? John hopped on his bike to find out.