With a goal of connecting together the major springs along the St. Johns River in Volusia County, the Spring to Spring Trail continues to grow.
Years ago, when fellow riders alerted us to a continuous path between Gemini Springs and Green Springs, we made a point of trying it out.
Soon after, we discovered a much shorter segment of the trail in place between Lake Beresford Park and Blue Springs State Park.
Now, three distinct segments of the bike path provide miles to ride. We are assured that plans are in the works to link them all within this decade.
Some portions, such as the gaps on the north segment and the gap through DeBary to link the southernmost sections, will be completed even sooner.
Once complete, the full extent of the Spring to Spring Trail will sweep between Enterprise and De Leon Springs, with a connector north to the Putnam County line.
As new signage attests, portions of the Spring to Spring Trail are also being used as parts of much longer bike paths being developed in Florida.
These include the Florida Coast to Coast Trail, the St. Johns River to Sea Loop, and the Heart of Florida Loop, all still in the process of being created.
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Location: Enterprise to DeBary, DeBary to DeLand, Glenwood to De Leon Springs
Length: 21.2 linear miles in three segments
Land manager: Volusia County
Open daylight hours. Leashed dogs welcome. Please pick up after your pet.
Volusia County provides regular rest stops along the route, with benches and garbage cans spaced a minimum of two miles apart.
Restrooms and water can be found at county and city parks along each segment. We advise locking up your bike when leaving it unattended at trailheads.
About the Trail
Currently, the trail is broken into three distinct segments. Each has its own scenic appeal and are worthwhile destinations for day trips.
The trails stay close to the St. Johns River basin, with access to the river and its tributaries through parks that the trails run through.
SOUTH: Green Springs to Lake Monroe Park
The 7.7-mile south segment, hugging close to the St. Johns River basin, makes up one of the Volusia County legs of the Florida Coast to Coast Trail. We present it east to west.
CENTRAL: Lake Beresford Park to DeBary Plantation
The hilly 7 mile central segment enables residents of DeBary, Orange City, and DeLand to put in some uninterrupted miles along the St. Johns River basin.
It’s best to ride north to south for a good round trip, or catch it at the Blue Springs Blvd trailhead and ride it in either direction.
NORTH: Glenwood to De Leon Springs
Largely paralleling Grand Avenue, a scenic canopied road, the northern segment is broken into several subsections of bike path.
The first two are connected by a broad bike lane along Grand Avenue, paralleled by a sidewalk.
Once you reach De Leon Springs you jog through a neighborhood to reach one final stretch of side path up to De Leon Springs State Park.
For details on how to connect these segments together, read through this description of riding roads between them to tie each piece together.
The DeBary Gap is 4.5 miles and the DeLand Gap is 4.8 miles.
Click on any icon on the map to pull up trail or park details or obtain directions to a trailhead.
The southern segment of the Spring to Spring Trail is also part of a much longer route called the Florida Coast to Coast Trail, a bike path spanning from Titusville to St. Petersburg.
Cross Seminole Trail
Crossing the US 17/92 bridge in its own dedicated bike lanes, the Florida Coast to Coast Trail route continues south over the St. Johns River as part of the Cross Seminole Trail.
Formerly signposted as the Rinehart Trail, the northernmost part of this bike trail is primarily side path along busy roads in shopping and residential districts in Sanford.
East Central Regional Rail Trail
Eastbound from Green Springs Park, the East Central Regional Rail Trail provides the Florida Coast to Coast route to its terminus in Titusville.
It also leads northbound into Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach as part of the East Coast Greenway.
A tour of the Spring to Spring Trail by segment
Along the Route
Visit these stops along the Spring to Spring Trail
An unearthly glowing bowl in shades of green, the centerpiece of an ancient forest at Green Springs is surrounded by gurgling streams and the trails that follow them
With nearly 5 miles of gentle woodland paths and paved trails, playgrounds, picnic area, paddling trail and a dog park, Gemini Springs Park is a popular, well-connected getaway
Protecting nearly 950 acres of lush oak hammocks, palm hammocks, and wetlands along the rim of Lake Monroe, Gemini Springs Addition has many options for hikers
Centered on a deeply shaded campground with direct access to the St. Johns River for boaters, Lake Monroe Park is a gateway to outdoor adventure
Blue Spring State Park is well acclaimed for being the best place in Florida to see manatees in the wild, and we don’t mean a dozen or two. Think hundreds.
Offering gentle trails for family fun and miles of paved bike paths to explore, Lake Beresford Park provides far more than just a peek at its namesake lake
Six miles of trails meander through wide open spaces preserved for wintering waterfowl at 21,500-acre Lake Woodruff NWR along the St. Johns River.
While pancakes and De Leon Springs go hand-in-hand thanks to the popular Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant, the natural beauty of De Leon Springs is the reason to visit
With a goal of connecting all three segments of the Spring to Spring Trail together using roads in between, John rides from Lake Monroe Park to De Leon Springs on a 25.6 mile route
John explores the C2C between Osteen and the St. Johns River by starting at Lake Monroe Park and ending at Osteen, using the Spring-to-Spring and ECRRT trails through southern Volusia County
It took a serendipitous turn one morning for us to stumble across a new-to-us hiking trail not fifteen minutes from home, the Gemini Springs Addition. Here’s how we found it.