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!
- 1 Resources
- 2 Major Paved Trails
- 2.1 Cross Seminole Trail
- 2.2 East Central Regional Rail Trail
- 2.3 Florida Coast to Coast Trail
- 2.4 Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
- 2.5 Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail
- 2.6 Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
- 2.7 Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
- 2.8 Nature Coast Trail
- 2.9 Palatka to St. Augustine Trail
- 2.10 Palatka-Lake Butler Trail
- 2.11 Pinellas Trail
- 2.12 Spring to Spring Trail
- 2.13 Suncoast Trail
- 2.14 Van Fleet Trail
- 2.15 West Orange Trail
- 2.16 Withlacoochee State Trail
- 3 Ride Reports
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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
Cross Seminole Trail
A 27.6 mile paved bike path connecting to the Orange and Volusia county lines, the Cross Seminole Trail provides access to a massive network of Central Florida bike trails
East Central Regional Rail Trail
Spanning 36.2 linear miles across southern Volusia County, the East Central Regional Rail Trail offers a long ride that also makes up a portion of several major Florida bike trails
Florida Coast to Coast Trail
With a corridor spanning more than 220 miles across nine Florida counties, the Florida Coast to Coast Trail (C2C) is Central Florida’s long distance bike path
Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail
Spanning from Key West to Key Largo, this 108-mile linear state park corridor is an island-hopping slice of tropical paradise along the former route of the Florida Overseas Railroad
One of North Florida’s oldest bike paths, the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail provides a mostly shaded rural ride
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
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
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
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.
Nature Coast Trail
Connecting three rural counties, the Nature Coast Trail offers several different ways to ride between towns along 31.5 miles of paved bike path
Palatka to St. Augustine Trail
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
Palatka-Lake Butler Trail
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 St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail provides cyclists with nearly 38 miles of low-stress cruising
Spring to Spring Trail
A paved bike path to link Volusia County’s major springs, the Spring to Spring Trail provides a growing network of trail and park connectivity
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
Van Fleet Trail
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
West Orange Trail
Spanning 20.8 miles from Oakland to Apopka, the West Orange Trail connects communities along Lake Apopka with a dedicated paved bike path
Withlacoochee State Trail
Tracing 44 miles of railroad history down forested corridors, past big lakes and city parks, and through quaint communities, the Withlacoochee State Trail is one sweet ride
Read our most recent trip reports from paved bike trails in Florida
Swapping a Mountain Bike for a Hybrid
When is it time to swap your ride? It all depends on your bike’s reliability and how suitable it is for the terrain. With us staying close to home and the miles piling up on my mountain bike, it was time to consider a change.
Nature and Social Distancing on the C2C
Riding through Titusville to the Coast to Coast Trail, which terminates here, I can ship our books and get a good bit of exercise in while social distancing
Saturday Ride on the C2C
A Saturday ride on the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail meant meeting lots of riders and finally trying out the breakfast that volunteers at the Mims United Methodist Church put on for cyclists.
The Trans-Florida Central Railroad Trail
If you’ve seen the prominent Trans-Florida Central Railroad Trail over Interstate 95 at Fellsmere, you’ve probably wondered about it. Here’s what we found when we stopped for a ride.
Biking the Good Neighbor Trail
A morning of exploration allowed us to experience the not-quite-open-yet Good Neighbor Trail and its historic context during our visit to Brooksville this September.
Biking around Osteen
Using Beck Ranch Park as our launch point for a cycling adventure in Osteen, we discovered how easy it was to stitch together the local network of bike paths into a pleasant ride, with the Osteen Diner right at hand for lunch.
Riding the C2C from Mims to Maytown
One of the newest sections of the Coast to Coast Trail (C2C), the 7.5-mile segment between new trailheads at Aurantia and Maytown is one of the most rural segments of paved bike path in the region, with no road crossings.
Meaty Mims on the Coast to Coast Trail
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.