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For off-road cycling, there is no better destination in Florida than the intricate web of technical bike trails built at Santos along the Cross Florida Greenway by the Ocala Mountain Bike Association.
You’ll never be bored riding here. Coded for difficulty, the trail system offers unending ways to loop through the forest using inner loops and cross-paths that span across two primary loops. Clik Link to Santos
Choose from a variety of loop trails within the multiple-use trail system to experience Half Moon’s habitat and wildlife diversity. Download the Half Moon Trail Maps or pick up copies at the front gate. For much of its length, the Tram Trail follows the remains of an old logging tram through shady forest and swamp and includes a boardwalk over Mill Creek. Only foot traffic is allowed south of Mill Creek on the portion of property owned by Southwest Florida Water Management District.
IThe West Orange Trail, completed in 1999, is a 22-mile-long paved rail-trail about 15 miles west of Orlando. Its northern end is Apopka and it wanders through rural and suburban landscape near Lake Apopka, though Winter Garden and then continues five miles west.It’s smooth, wide (14 feet) and well-marked.
Food Trucks at Hogeye Trail
Bring your friends for lunch and dinner and enjoy great food truck fare, live music and special events all day long. Sit back and relax under the shade of majestic oaks in the beautiful park-like setting, while you dine on specialties from Ednas’ Provisions & Vittles and Rita’s Cocina Mexicana. A variety of domestic and craft beers, wine and soft drinks are available in the spacious new Ednas’ On The Green pavilion.
From Brownwood Paddock Square turn left on to S.R. 44. At the light of Morse Blvd. turn right. At the next light at Marsh Bend Trail turn right. Follow Marsh Bend Trail to Cattail Recreation Area.
There is also an 16 mile paved trail for road bike riding that winds along some beautiful pine forest areas with expansive views of ponds. Very clean Trailhead and nice facilities. There's a lot of room for parking for all of the hike bike and equestrian users. The trails here absolutely beautiful and now they're 16 miles of a paved trail for people to enjoy.So whether you are a trail rider or a road cyclist, Santos has something for everyone!
At 46 miles in length, the Withlacoochee State Trail is one of the longest, paved rails to trails in Florida. The trail corridor runs through small towns, ranches and natural areas as it makes its way south from Citrus Springs to Trilby. With proper planning, a ride along the trail could include breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodations.
Like most rails to trails in Florida, the Withlacoochee State Trail is generally flat, offering an easy ride for all skill levels.