Anchored by two former railroad right-of-ways that once met in Oviedo, the Cross Seminole Trail is a backbone for access to parks and trails across the county.
However, there is a gap between the two parts of the trail that radiate out of Oviedo, and no single trailhead for both to use. So we explain each segment independently.
Cyclists can connect them on sidewalks or bike lanes in Oveido, but most casual users just ride on one or the other. Both see a fair amount of use from locals who live along these trails.
Running from downtown Oviedo to the technology corridor along Interstate 4 in Lake Mary, the northern segment is also the corridor for the Florida National Scenic Trail through this region.
Cross Seminole Trail Segments
These are the two major segments of the Cross Seminole Trail. We describe each using Oviedo as a starting point.
Parks along the Cross Seminole Trail
These are parks that the Cross Seminole Trail passes through
Protecting more than 1,500 acres along Lake Jesup, Spring Hammock Preserve is home to some of Florida’s oldest and largest cypress trees
Our videos from the Cross Seminole Trail and from parks along its corridor
These articles cover rides and walks along the Cross Seminole Trail as well as stories about parks and events along the trail.
To see the Florida Trail from a different perspective, our friend Richard drove over from the coast to join Sandy and I for a recumbent trike ride on the Cross Seminole Trail.
While The Senator is a charred stump, thanks to an arsonist, the grandeur of its surroundings at Big Tree Park – including a 2,000-year-old cypress – has reopened to the public.
JK finishes up his last Florida Trail miles in Seminole County as he continues to fill in the blanks on a section hike of the statewide Florida Trail.