Although not our preferred off-road trail biking, we include the 30+ mile Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail - a designated Florida Scenic Highway - due to its proximity to several state, county and city parks, historic sites, scenery, and beaches. This is actually a double loop that follows mostly lightly traveled roads, with varied scenery from ocean, to marsh, to oak canopy, along creeks and waterways - but also homes and businesses. Portions along A1A are part of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop and East Coast Greenway (Maine to Key West). (Detailed map and photos below.)
Bike Map... Ormond Scenic Loop
Location: Volusia County
Mileage: 30+ miles, can vary depending on route
Surface: Paved, on-road with portions off
Nearby points of interest: Tomoka State Park, Bulow Creek State Park, North Peninsula State Park, The Casements
Starting along A1A at the Flagler County line (where it links to the Flagler County Trail and is part of both the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop and East Coast Greenway), the trail continues down A1A to SR 40 in Ormond Beach.. At the Halifax River either of the two loops (via John Anderson Dr. or N. Beach St. over the Granada Blvd. Bridge - see map) will turn north back to start. Across from John Anderson Dr. is The Casements (the historic winter home of John D. Rockefeller). Note: Along A1A, much as in Flagler County, the trail is not on the beach but rather across the road from the beach on a sidepath.
Past Tomoka State Park is a section of paved off-road trail about a mile long called the Woodman Woods Trail. Leaving the park and heading toward SR 40, the route goes through the woods (parallel to N. Beach St.), a scenic ride. The Woodman Woods Trail ends at Inglesa Ave. and Scenic Loop continues along N. Beach Street to SR 40. Note: From here running south along S. Beach Street to Daytona Beach is the Halifax River Trail, continuing as part of the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop and East Coast Greenway.
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