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Top 10 Florida Bike Trails...

Welcome! "Mudfish" and "Bobcat" invite you to join us and discover some of the best paved Florida bike trails for easy, recreational biking. Our "Top 10" list emphasizes comfort, serenity, and points of interest uniquely Florida, with suggestions on the best trail sections to ride.

Top 10 FL Bike Trails (North to South) - Sample Photos (hover to enlarge)
Jacksonville-Baldwin TrailJacksonville-Baldwin Trail Gainesville-Hawthorne Trailainesville-Hawthorne Trail Cedar Key biking - 2nd StreetCedar Key biking - 2nd Street Withlacoochee State TrailWithlacoochee State Trail West Orange Trail, Central FloridaWest Orange Trail, Central Florida
Cool Green
Baldwin Trail
Paynes Prairie
Hawthorne Trail
Old Town
Cedar Key
Trail Bridge
Tree Canopy
West Orange Trail
Van Fleet Trail, FloridaVan Fleet Trail, Florida Florida Bike Trails, Pinellas TrailFlorida Bike Trails, Pinellas Trail Venice Legacy Trail-Venetian WaterwayVenice Legacy Trail-Venetian Waterway Sanibel Biking, Sanibel Island beachSanibel Biking, Sanibel Island beach Bike Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, alligatorBike Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, alligator
"The Bridges" Area
Van Fleet Trail
Old Tarpon Springs
Pinellas Bike Trail
Historic Train Station
Legacy Trail & Venetian Waterway Park
Beach Access
Sanibel Island
Alligator on Trail
Shark Valley

Fitness & Outdoor Recreation...

Our "Top 10" criteria include paved surfaces, fresh air, unique scenery, and Florida wildlife. Most Florida biking trails are ideal for comfort bikes and cruisers, hybrids, recumbent bicycles, and tandems. Other than occasional road crossings, most avoid motor traffic, noise, and fumes. Bicycle repair shops and rentals have sprung up along many of Florida's urban bike trails, along with restaurants catering to hungry bikers.

Florida has some of the longest paved rail-trails (trails built on abandoned railroad corridors) in America. Reflecting Florida's booming railroad system of yesteryear, Florida rail-trails connect urban hubs with sprawling suburbs, pass through small towns, and traverse Florida State Forests and State Wildlife Management Areas. These biking trails offer gentle grades and easy access for many types of outdoor recreation.

Choosing just ten was hard. See FL Eco-biking, FL Beach Biking
and More Biking for other great biking in Florida... and beyond!

Good news: The Coast-to-Coast Connector from St. Petersburg to
Canaveral National Seashore will be reality! Funding was approved to
complete the "gaps," we track progress here.

Our "Top 10" Bike Trails are ordered by location - from North FL  to South FL

  1. Jacksonville Baldwin Trail - paved. Although just outside Jacksonville, Florida, this is an enjoyable 14.5 mile rural rail-trail... very well maintained (more...)

  2. Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail - paved. Stretching 16 miles from the City of Gainesville's Boulware Springs Park through the Paynes Prairie State Park (more...)

  3. Cedar Key - street. This is our top choice for small town bike rides. Listed on the National Historic Site Register (more...)

  4. Withlacoochee State Trail - paved. At 46 miles, the longest paved rail trail in Florida, it goes through small towns, the Withlacoochee State Forest (more...)

  5. West Orange Trail - paved. This is a world-class rail trail through urban and rural sections of Orange County (more...)

  6. Van Fleet State Trail - paved. Totally rural 29 mile rail-trail with one curve and no hills. The trail runs through the Green Swamp (more...)

  7. Pinellas Trail - paved. A multi-use trail passing through residential, coastal, and rural areas, with interesting side trails to parks and beaches (more...)

  8. Legacy Trail & Venetian Waterway Park - paved. The Legacy Trail links to the Venetian Waterway Park Trail for 20 miles of continuous riding (more...)

  9. Sanibel Island - mostly paved. Sanibel’s network of trails covers the entire island... leading to the lighthouse, beaches, restaurants, and shopping (more...)

  10. Shark Valley - Everglades Trail - paved. Bike with Gators! Shark Valley is truly one of the most unforgettable bicycle rides in America, if not the world (more)

The Florida bicycle trail network is expanding fast.
With more new trails and newly paved trails, our "Top 10" is subject to change. Please come back often.

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