A central point for outdoor recreation along the St. Johns River and the Indian River Lagoon, Titusville is surrounded by natural lands with hiking, paddling, and bike trails.
It sits near the intersection of two state-spanning bike routes – the East Coast Greenway and the Coast to Coast Trail, and is the eastern terminus for the Coast to Coast Trail, as well as a Trail Town along the route.
Titusville is also ten miles east of where the Florida National Scenic Trail crosses SR 50, so it’s a quick trip to go take a day hike at Tosohatchee WMA or Seminole Ranch. A string of waterfront parks along US 1 provides easy access to the Indian River Lagoon for paddlers, anglers, and people who come here to watch the many rocket launches.
Trails in Titusville
- Biking Tosohatchee- A 20.2-mile circuit on forest roads by bike provides a unique perspective on this 31,000-acre preserve along the St. Johns River floodplain in Christmas.
- Brevard’s Coast to Coast Trail- Anchoring the eastern end of the state-spanning Coast to Coast Trail, a bike trail system across Central Florida, the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail connects Titusville to Mims and Scottsmoor to provide cyclists with the longest dedicated paved bike path in the county.
- Buck Lake East Loop- On this 1.5-mile loop atop a scrub ridge in the southeast corner of Buck Lake Conservation Area, watch for a flash of blue- Florida scrub-jays are found here.
- Canaveral Marshes- Hike up to 5 miles on levees through the marshes of the St. Johns River at Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area between Orlando and Titusville.
- City of Titusville Multi-Use Trail- Exploring Titusville by bike, I return to an old favorite and little-known 3.6-mile round-trip bike path that gives cyclists a great workout as it climbs atop the Atlantic Coastal Ridge: the City of Titusville Multi-Use Trail
- Cruickshank Trail- The longest hiking trail at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, the 4.8-mile Allan Cruickshank Memorial Trail loops out to the Indian River Lagoon.
- Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary- One of a string of scrub preserves that sprinkle the Space Coast, Dicerandra Scrub protects a sliver of scrub – only 44 acres - atop the Atlantic Coastal Ridge
- Enchanted Forest Sanctuary- It's not rocket science: the first and finest of the Brevard Environmental Endangered Lands, Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville is a fabulous destination for family hiking.
- Fox Lake Sanctuary- Protecting more than 2,500 acres along the western edge of Titusville, Fox Lake Sanctuary offers an immense landscape for exploration, with more than 7 miles of marked, interconnecting trails for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and equestrian use.
- Oak Hammock Trail- The wildlife-rich interpretive Oak Hammock Trail at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge provides an easy 3/4-mile introduction to the hammocks of the island.
- Orlando Wetlands Park- For a hike filled with the flutter and squawk of birds about their daily routines, Orlando Wetlands Park is one of the best birding spots in the state. This 5-mile loop showcases our favorite route.
- Palm Hammock Trail- Delving deep into the hammocks of North Merritt Island, the Palm Hammock Trail treats you to a lush forest of mature saw palmettos under a dense canopy of live oaks on the way to an island of cabbage palms
- Salt Lake WMA- Accessed via a network of blazed forest roads, the 7,800 acres of Salt Lake WMA offers wildlife watching in the uplands above Salt Lake on a loop trail system.
- Sams House at Pine Island- A delightful immersion into the natural side of Merritt Island, the 2.8 miles of trails at Sams House at Pine Island range from mild to wild as they draw you deeper into coastal habitats along the Indian River Lagoon.
- Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary- Straddling the sandy uplands of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge, Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary protects 1,500 acres of flatwoods, scrub, and wetlands in North Brevard while offering more than 6 miles of hiking.
- Seminole Ranch – Loughman Lake- At the northern end of Seminole Ranch Conservation Area, an easy-to-follow trail to an observation tower provides a panorama across Loughman Lake.
- Seminole Ranch – Puzzle Lake- At the northern end of Seminole Ranch Conservation Area, roam 8.4 miles along the marshy eastern shore of Puzzle Lake, part of the St. Johns River system.
- Seminole Rest Trail- The accessible Seminole Rest Trail provides interpretive information about a historic and archaeological site at Canaveral National Seashore along the shores of the Indian River Lagoon.
- Visitor Center Boardwalk- At Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Visitor Center Boardwalk introduces you to typical habitats on the refuge and provides an easy spot for viewing birds and wildlife
- Wild Birds Unlimited Trail- Along Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Wild Birds Unlimited Trail is a short accessible trail connecting two great bird observation platforms on the marshes.
- Wuestoff Park- To see what Titusville used to look like before Kennedy Space Center, take a stroll through Wuesthoff Park, a city of Titusville nature park with a variety of habitats from red maple swamp to subtropical hammock
Nearby communities: Christmas, Cocoa Beach, Edgewater, Geneva, Merritt Island, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, Orlando, Oviedo.