Cady Way Trail
Cross Seminole Trail
Kissimmee Trail Loop
Little Econ Greenway Trail
Orlando Urban Trail
Seminole Wekiva Trail
Shingle Creek Trail
South Lake Trail
Bike Trails Overview Map... Central FL Region
Auburndale-TECO Trail - The Auburndale-TECO Trail runs 6.5 miles from the Van Fleet State Trail's Polk City Trailhead to Lake Myrtle in Auburndale. Open vistas and fewer people make this a nice extension for faster road bikes. The section south of the Polk City trailhead is the most shady section. The middle portion runs along power lines with little shade and at first parallels a road (set back with a wide buffer), before turning off the road and going through a largely rural area. At the south end in Auburndale, the trail leaves the power lines and runs through Myrtle Park to the end at Denton Avenue.
Location: Polk County (See map )
End Points: Polk City to Auburndale
Mileage: 6.5 miles
Nearby points of interest: Fantasy of Flight, Water Ski Museum and Hall of Fame, Legoland
City of Auburndale Parks and Recreation
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.
Celebration - Developed as a planned community by the Walt Disney Company, Celebration was one of the first in the area to show the potential of bike-friendly neighborhoods. For area visitors looking to add some laid-back recreational biking to their itinerary, Celebration is located only about 2 miles east of the main Disney World entrance, yet it offers a worthwhile escape from the theme park frenzy.
Cross Seminole Trail - 28 mile trail (when completed, one gap to be filled) from the St. Johns River at Sanford to Orlando, with links to Seminole Wekiva Trail at Lake Mary and to Cady Way Trail at the south end. Several bridges at busy roads are pluses. A portion of the trail is part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.
East Central Regional Rail Trail (see East Florida) - The western end of the trail is located in our Central Florida region, but the longer portion to the east reaches to Edgewater and Titusville. Part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.
Kissimmee Trail Loop - The 12-foot paved path is about 7 miles, creating a loop that connects to the Shingle Creek Trail at two points - at Hoagland Boulevard (south) and at Warbird Boulevard (north). Once known as a cattle town, Kissimmee today is better known for its proximity to Walt Disney World, with accommodations, restaurants, and attractions
Lake Apopka Loop Trail - a Florida eco-biking destination. The trail runs about 18 miles along the north shore of Lake Apopka in Orange and Lake Counties. Lake Apopka was once a fishing paradise but pollution from farming, citrus plants and sewage caused it to deteriorate. The land was purchased and a restoration project is in process, the loop trail was suggested as a means to bring people close to appreciate the lake and support its restoration.
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge - a Florida eco-biking destination. Popular for bird watching (especially in the winter), Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in DeLeon Springs, Florida, is an excellent Florida eco-biking destination with over 15 miles of trails for hiking and biking.
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.
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.
Sanford Riverwalk - A popular local venue, following the Lake Monroe shoreline (part of the St. Johns River system). Although only two miles, the lakeshore location makes for a scenic bike ride. The path is convenient to parks and old downtown Sanford, Florida, with it's many new restaurants and entertainment venues. Construction is underway extending the path to link into the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.
Seminole State Forest - a Florida eco-biking destination. This pristine and quiet area is surprisingly close to urban areas - 15 miles west of Sanford and east of Eustis. The hard-packed dirt and stone roads make this one of the easier forest rides.
Seminole Wekiva Trail - Build on bed of the former Orange Belt Railway, the suburban trail passes residential and suburban areas, shops and restaurants. The underpasses at Markham Woods Road and route 434 and at Lake Mary Blvd. are a real bonuses for crossing these very busy intersections. Part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.
The Shingle Creek Regional Trail is a joint project involving participation by Orange County, Osceola County, City of Orlando, and City of Kissimmee. When completed, it will total 32 miles and be part of a larger trail network that will reach from Kissimmee to Wekiva Springs State Park, including portions of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail. Some segments in Orlando and Kissimmee are already completed but need to be linked; others are under construction or planned.
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. Part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.
Spring-to-Spring Trail - Envisioned as a 26-mile recreational trail linking Lake Monroe to Gemini Springs to DeBary Hall, 22 miles are completed with two gaps remaining. Connects to the East Central Regional Rail Trail at Green Springs Park - from Lake Monroe Park to Green Springs Park it's part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.
The SR415 Trail runs along SR415 in Seminole and Volusia Counties from the East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT) to the St. Johns 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. Johns 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. Johns River bridge crossing.
Van Fleet State Trail - a Top 10 Florida bike trail. The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail is a totally rural, 29 mile trail with one curve and no hills. The rail-trail runs on an old Seaboard Air Line Railroad right-of-way through the Green Swamp, the headwaters of the Withlacoochee, Ocklawaha, Hiilsborough and Peace Rivers and an important contributor to Florida's aquifer.
West Orange Trail - a Top 10 Florida bike trail. Popular for all types of biking, West Orange Trail is a world-class rail trail through urban and suburban sections of Orange County. Winter Garden, FL is an prime example of how a well-maintained rail-trail can revitalize an "old Florida" downtown. The western terminus at Killarney Station connects to the South Lake Trail. The trail also comprises part of the 250-mile Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.
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