Here we track progress on the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail, which will run about 250 miles across Florida, connecting the Gulf Coast at St. Petersburg on the west, through Central Florida, to the Atlantic Coast on the east at Canaveral National Seashore. In 2014 the Florida State Legislature provided $50 million in funding over a 5-year period to complete the "gaps" between existing trails to form this continuous multi-use trail across the state. Spanning nine counties, this is a state and regional collaboration. See map.
The Coast-to-Coast Trail is part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System plan, recognizing the economic impact to communities along trails, the growing popularity of eco-tourism, and public support for trails. It ultimately will link to both the 215-mile Heart of Florida Loop and the 260-mile St. John's River-to-Sea Loop.
Below we list Coast-to-Coast Trail trails and gaps, from west to east. Return often for updates:
** Latest update, Feb. 2019: A half mile section of trail is under construction from the Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. **
FL Coast-to-Coast Trail
Pinellas Trail - Pinellas County - The 54-mile multi-use trail from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs is one of the premier trails in Florida and forms the western end of the Coast-to-Coast Trail. An extension along Keystone Road (also called the Tri-County Trail, see below) runs to the Pasco County line as part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail.
Tri-County Trail - Pinellas and Pasco Counties - Pinellas County section runs 5 miles extending the Pinellas Trail at East Lake Road/CR 611 to the Pasco County Line (completed in July 2017). The Pasco County section runs 2.4 miles from the Pinellas County line to the Starkey Blvd. path. Construction in Pasco County started in July 2018, scheduled for completion the summer of 2019. (Updated: August 2018)
Starkey Trail - Pasco County - Runs along Starkey Blvd. from SR54 to the Starkey Wilderness Trail.
Starkey Wilderness Trail - Pasco County - Located at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, the 7.2 mile paved trail will be linked to the Pinellas Trail at the east via the Tri-County Trail and Starkey Blvd. path. At the west, it links to the Suncoast Trail.
Suncoast Trail - Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando Counties - The 41 mile trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, it currently links to the Starkey Trail and will link to the Good Neighbor Trail.
Good Neighbor Gap, 6 miles (Suncoast Trail to Good Neighbor Trail)
Good Neighbor Trail - Hernando County - 10-mile trail east from Brooksville to Withlacoochee State Trail. A 6-mile extension of the trail to the Withlacoochee State Trail was completed in September 2018. (Updated October 2018)
Withlacoochee State Trail - Hernando, Citrus and Pasco Counties, 46 miles. A short portion of the trail will be part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail between the Good Neighbor Trail and Van Fleet State Trail.
Van Fleet Gap (South Sumter Connector) - about 22 miles (Good Neighbor/Withlacoochee State Trail to Van Fleet State Trail)
Van Fleet State Trail - Polk, Lake, Sumter Counties - Totally rural 29 mile rail-trail with one curve and no hills through the Green Swamp. A portion of the trail will be part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail between the Withlacoochee and South Lake Trails.
South Lake Gap, 15 miles (Van Fleet State Trail to South Lake Trail)
South Lake Trail - Lake County - Together with the Minneola Scenic Trail, runs 13 miles from Clermont east to connect with the West Orange Trail as part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail.
West Orange Trail - Orange County - This is a 22 mile, world-class rail trail through urban and suburban sections of Orange County. Part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail from the South Lake Trail to Clarcona, where a gap remains to be filled to link the Seminole Wekiva Trail.
Clarcona-Ocoee Trail Gap - Orange County - A 3 mile connector trail between the West Orange Trail and the Pine Hills Trail (to the Seminole-Wekiva Trail)
Pine Hills Trail Gap - Orange County - 2 mile connector from the Clarcona-Ocoee Trail Connector to Seminole-Wekiva Trail - Phase 3 of the Pine Hills Trail Plan will complete this section. (Phase 1 of the Pine Hills Trail was completed in 2017 - this section is part of the link between the Shingle Creek Trail and the Coast-to-Coast Trail.)
Seminole Wekiva Trail - Popular 14-mile Seminole County trail, part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail from its south terminus at US441 to the bridge over I-4 at Lake Mary. (Updated: August 2015)
Rinehart Trail - Seminole County - From connection with the Seminole-Wekiva Trail at the bridge over I-4 in Lake Mary, 5 miles along Rinehart Road and CR46 to Lake Monroe Wayside Park (portions under construction). (Updated: October 2016)
Seminole/Volusia Link - Bridge over St. John's River - Seminole and Volusia Counties - Shared-use lane on the US 17-92 bridge over the St. John's River connecting Rinehart Trail (at Lake Monroe Wayside Park) and Spring-to-Spring Trail (at Lake Monroe Park) has been completed. (Updated:March 2018)
Spring to Spring Trail - Volusia County - From Lake Monroe Park in DeBary, when completed it will total 26 miles. One leg runs north to DeLeon Springs. To the east from DeBary it's part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail, connecting to the East Central Regional Rail Trail at Green Springs Park in Enterprise.
East Central Regional Rail Trail - Volusia and Brevard Counties - From Green Springs Park in Enterprise (where it meets the Spring-to-Spring Trail) to Maytown, and then south to Titusville, the trail is part of the Coast-to-Coast Trail. (Another section branches to Edgewater to the north, but as part of the 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.) (Updated: October 2018)
Osteen Gap - Volusia County - A 3.5 mile gap remains in Osteen between Guise Road and Gobblers Lodge Road Trailhead.
Space Coast Trail - Brevard County - Eastern end of the trail (future). The Coast-to-Coast Trail continues over the Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville with a new half-mile segment under construction to the entrance of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Future plans are to continue through the Refuge to Canaveral National Seashore - a complex study involving federal and state jurisdictions, and environmental regulations. (Updated: February 2019)
Space Coast Gap, 11 miles
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