Bike Central Florida
14 Trails... maps, reports, photos. Scroll down or click on links below (see locator map):
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Cady Way Trail - This urban trail from Orlando's Lake Druid Park, past the Fashion Square Mall to trail end at Howell Branch/Hall Roads where it connects to the Cross Seminole Trail. Two parks in Winter Park (Cady Way and Goldenrod) have parking and restrooms along with recreational facilities; rest stops with benches, and water fountains are located regularly along the trail. Portions parallel Baldwin Park (the former Orlando Naval Training Base). The bridge over busy route 436 is a bonus. See full description and more photos here.
End Points: Orlando to Winter Park, link to
Cross Seminole Trail; plans to link to
Little Econ Greenway.
Cross Seminole Trail - 23 mile trail (when completed, two gaps need to be filled) from Lake Mary to Orlando, with links to the Seminole-Wekiva Trail at the north and Cady Way Trail at the south. Two bridges - over busy SR434 and at Mitchell Hammock Road - are a plus. A portion of the trail is designated as part of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Oviedo's downtown chickens are a reminder of the town's rural roots; Oviedo can look to Winter Garden for a model of downtown redevelopment around a bicycle trail. Winter Springs should look into better signage drawing riders from the trail through Winter Springs Town Center rather than around it! See full description and more photos here.
End Points: Orlando to Oviedo to Lake Mary;
parking at Rinehart Road and Lake Mary Blvd, Big Tree Park, Black Hammock Trailhead,
downtown Oviedo, Winter Springs Town Center, Goldenrod Park.
East Central Regional Rail Trail - when done, the 52 mile trail will be part of the Spring-to-Spring Trail and extend from Enterprise to Titusville and Edgewater. Three segments are completed: 8 miles in Enterprise from Green Springs Park to Guise Road in Osteen (bridge over SR415); 4 miles at Edgewater (bridge over SR442), and 2 miles at Titusville (bridge over Garden St./SR406). Currently, trailheads at Green Springs Park, at the SR415 bridge. and at the SR442 bridge. See full description and more photos here.
End points: Enterprise (Green
Springs Park) to Osteen (near SR415), segments in Titusville and Edgewater
Little Econ Greenway - Popular with bikers, runners, and skaters, this suburban trail runs along the Little Econlockhatchee River. Though centrally located, the trail offers an outdoors experience with river views, scenic bridges and wildlife viewing - osprey, ibis, and red-tailed hawks, plus turtles and alligators can all be sighted here. Access to canoe/kayak trails, picnicking, playgrounds, butterfly garden. See full description and more photos here.
End points: Alafaya Trail to
Orlando Urban Trail - The Orlando Urban Trail marks a big step in Orlando becoming a more bike- and pedestrian-friendly city, linking businesses, restaurants, shopping, parks, cultural sites, and residential neighborhoods. The trail runs from Downtown Orlando to the northern city line at Mead Garden in Winter Park. See full description and more photos here.
Location: Orange County (Orlando)
End Points: Orlando (Magnolia Ave. at Weber St.) to Winter Park (Mead Garden)
Seminole-Wekiva Trail - Build on bed of the former Orange Belt Railway, the suburban trail passes through semi-rural areas (check out the cows) while also passing shops and restaurants. The underpasses at Markham Woods Road and route 434 is a real bonus for crossing this very busy intersection. See full description and more photos here.
End Points: Altamonte Springs to Lake Mary
South Lake Trail - The trail runs 13 miles, centered in Clermont, FL, along scenic Lake Minneola and connects with the West Orange Trail to create 36 miles of continuous Central Florida bike riding in Lake and Orange Counties. See full description and more photos here.
End Points: Silver Eagle Road to Clermont Waterfront Park to Killarney Station (West Orange Trail)
Spring-to-Spring Trail - Envisioned as a 26-mile recreational trail linking Lake Monroe to Gemini Springs to DeBary Hall, four unconnected paved segments are currently completed totaling about 18 miles. Connects to the East Central Regional Rail Trail at Green Springs Park by continuing along Dirksen Drive to DeBary Avenue. See full description and more photos here.
End Points: Lake Monroe Park to
DeBary Hall to Green Springs Park; behind DeBary Country Club; from DeBary past
State Park to Lake Beresford Park; two segments between Glenwood and DeLeon Springs.
The SR415 Trail runs along SR415 in Seminole and Volusia Counties from the East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT) to the St. John's River, and eventually will link to the Sanford Riverwalk. A dedicated multi-use trail, it was built as part of the widening along SR415 and new bridge over the St. John's River - serving as a great model when similar road projects are undertaken. Though not a destination trail, it's popular with locals and we include it for its interesting features: link to the ECRRT, Beck Ranch Park, and St. John's River bridge crossing. See full description and more photos here.
Location: Volusia and Seminole Counties
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