Enjoy our list of free bike trails in Florida! Listed below are a variety of bike trails – both paved and rugged – some lengthy and some more of a moderate distance. Most will also include a brief description of the trail to help you determine if it’s a good fit for your riding needs! We hope you consider biking at some of these great and budget friendly spots.

At the top under the table of contents is an interactive map of ALL the cheap and free biking spots in Florida. All of these locations are under $10. Be aware that if the trail is in a state park, it likely has an entrance fee of between $5-$10 dollars. Some locations may require an early start to get parking on the weekends, so please check with each municipality about parking considerations. The table of contents below will link you to different areas of Florida – use this!

Map of Free Bike Trails in Florida


The panhandle area on my list includes everything west of Lake City. It includes the major areas of Tallahassee and Pensacola.

Muscogee Mountain Bike Trail – Photo Courtesy of @850TrailBuilders

Pensacola Area

Conservation Park – Photo provided by “Visit Panama City Beach”

Panama City and Destin Area

Tallahassee Area

St. Mark’s Trail
  • Miccosukee Greenway – 17 miles of unpaved trails including 6 miles of unpaved canopy trails
  • St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail – Ride up to 16 miles on this paved trail leading to the historic town of St. Marks.
  • Munson Hills Off-Road Bike Trailhead – Beginner-friendly trail located in the Apalachicola National Forest. It has a 2 mile and a 5 mile trail that connect to several other trails
  • Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park – Try the 5.5 mile dirt path at Redbug South Trailhead at Meridian Park
  • J. R. Alford Greenway – This off-road area has 17 miles of multi-use trails.
  • West Cadillac Trailhead – another off-road 7 mile trail with some elevation
  • Four Freedoms Trail – This paved rail-trail is a little over 12 miles long and connects the town of Madison to the Withlacoochee River

North Florida

The North Florida area includes the trails that are east of Tallahassee and north of Orlando. This area includes Jacksonville, Lake City, Gainesville, and Ocala. In this area of Florida, you can still enjoy trails with tall trees, some shade, and slightly cooler temperatures that the trails in Orlando and further south.

Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail (photo Courtesy of Jax Beach Moms – follow their link to an article on the trail)

Jacksonville Area

  • Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail – This is a 15 mile paved linear trail through tall oaks so its nice and shady
  • Tillie K Fowler Regional Park – Trails are short and rideable through pine trees and wetlands making this a great spot with a busy schedule to squeeze in a ride
  • Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park – This park has over 13 miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult. All trails are directional so all riders are riding in the same direction. There is an entrance fee for this park.
  • A1A Ocean Islands Trail – Challenging 40 mile ride through state parks, across beaches and even a ferry ride across the St. Johns River. You can start in Fernandina Beach.
  • Little Talbot Island State Park – Riders can ride on a paved part of the Timucuan trail, ride through a maritime hammock or ride the beach
  • Beach and Peach Bike Park – Unpaved trails and dirt jumps. Has a 5 acre fishing pond
  • Seaton Creek Preserve – 4.5 mile loop, generally an easy ride
  • Bulls Bay Preserve – Over 2 miles of mountain biking/hiking trails which include a small waterfall
  • S- Line Urban Greenway Myrtle Trailhead – Well maintained bike path in the city that connects to other trails and a farmers market
  • Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve – Intermediate terrain through pine flatwoods

Lake City Area

  • Ichetucknee to O’Leno Trail – This 12 mile paved greenway path connects Ichetucknee Springs State Park to O’Leno State Park
  • Palatka to Lake Butler State Trail – Asphalt rail-trail that travels for 36.5 miles through canopied forests, pine flatwoods and wet prairies
  • Suwannee River Greenway at Branford – East to West paved asphalt rail-trail that runs for 14 miles between the Suwannee and Ichetunknee rivers
  • Alligator Lake Park Trails – Multiple trails within the recreation area totaling 12 miles of biking trails. Click the link for a map of the trails.

Gainesville Area

Hawthorne Gainesville Trail – See more Florida bike paths from Florida Rambler
  • Gainesville Hawthorne Trail – This 16 mile paved rail trail connects the town of Gainesville to rural Hawthorne going through the northern part of Payne’s Prairie Preserve
  • Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park – There are 5 trails in the park you can bike totaling about 20 miles
  • San Felasco Hammock Preserve – Off-road trails with ranges from beginner to advanced
  • Archer Braid Trail – Paved 6 mile trail that goes from Archer to Gainesville
  • Depot Park Trail – Short paved .8 mile trail around Depot Park Lake
  • Waldo Road Greenway – 3.6 mile point to point trail
  • Nature Coast State Trail – Asphalt rail-trail that connects 5 small rural towns along a 32 mile T-shaped path about an hour west of Gainesville. You can start the trail at the Chiefland Trailhead.

Ocala Area

  • Santos Trailhead – Over 80 miles of trails for beginners to expert riders. They have obstacles, ramps, and jumps. This is one of the more popular mountain biking areas in the state.
  • Land Bridge Trailhead – 8.6 mile out and back that accesses the I-75 land bridge
  • Florida Trail 49th Ave Trailhead – mountain biking trails that connects to the land bridge trailhead.
  • Scott Springs Park – Small Mountain Bike trail with wood features
  • Baseline Road Trailhead – 5 mile paved multi-use trail
  • Marshall Swamp Trail – 3 mile out and back gravel laid trail through a jungle floodplain
  • Dunnellon Trail – 2.4 mile asphalt multi-use trail connects the Florida Greenway and the Withlacoochee State Trail

Central Florida

In the central Florida section, you’ll find an abundance of amazing trails to ride – both urban and rural. Most of these trails are located near the Orlando/Clermont Area. You can also combined these central Florida trails and ride all the way across the State on the Coast-to-Coast Trail! For more information on how to ride the coast-to-coast, check out this link.

Wickham Park

Orlando/Apopka Area

  • Cross Seminole Trail – 22 mile Rail-Trail that stretches from Lake Mary to south of Oviedo
  • Seminole-Wekiva Trail – 14 mile paved recreational trail
  • Cady Way Trail – 7.5 mile urban trail that connects to the Cross Seminole Trail
  • Little Econ State Forest – 12 miles of trails winding through trees
  • Little Econ Greenway Trail – 7.5 mile urban trail with scenic views
  • Lake Apopka Loop Trail – 20 miles of mostly hard packed gravel following the edge of Lake Apopka
  • Mt. Dora Trail – Mountain biking trail located close to town with rides from beginner to expert
  • Orlando Wetlands – 18 miles of dirt trails, best for mountain or fat tire bikes.
  • Sanford Riverwalk – 4.5 miles of paved shoreline views and cute restaurants and shops on the way
Mt. Dora Trail

Clermont Area Trails

The Clermont area is a prime bike riding spot in central Florida, especially for road bikers. Some of the trails from the Apopka area (listed above) are connect to trails in Clermont and Winter Garden. Check out this map from a local bike shop, Regino Bike & Co., to see where you can make your ride longer.

Lake Minneola Trail
West Orange Trail – Photo Courtesy of Regino Bike & Co.

Winter Haven & Lakeland Area

  • Fort Fraser Trail – Paved trail running along highway 98 for almost 8 miles. Connects to Circle B
  • Chain of Lakes Trail – 3.6 mile flat trail with views of lakes, parks neighborhoods and businesses
  • Auburndale to Teco Trail – 6.5 mile paved straight, flat, and wide trail, starting in downtown Auburndale.
  • Circle B Bar Reserve Trail– dirt trails and lots of alligators if you are looking to spot some
  • Van Fleet Bike Trail – 29 mile paved state bike trail scenic “old Florida” experience. This trail connects to the top of the Auberndale to Teco Trail.

Kissimmee Area

Daytona Beach & Titusville Area

River to Sea Loop (Photo Courtesy of http://river2sealoop.org/)
  • Graham Swamp Mountain Bike Trail – 5.5 mile loop
  • River to Sea Loop – This is a 260 mile paved multiuse trail that goes in a loop from St. Augustine to Titusville. Picture above is right outside Blue Spring State Park. Check out the map of their routes here. You can start in any place on the loop and it’s recommended to ride in a clockwise direction.
  • Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail – 34 mile loop of roadways offering scenic views and access to the ocean. Like the River to Sea Loop, there are many places to start your bike adventure. Be aware you are riding on a roadway with this loop.
  • Sweetheart Trail – Paved multi-use path that goes for 4.5 miles along the Halifax River and through historical downtown Daytona Beach
  • East Central Regional Rail Trail – 52 miles long linking inland Deltona with the eastern coast of Florida
  • Spring to Spring Trail – When complete, this trail will stretch 26 miles long going from Gemini Springs Park to DeLeon Springs State Park connecting several other parks and springs along the way

Melbourne Area

Brevard Zoo Linear Trail
  • Wickham Park – 10 miles of off road mountain biking trails for beginner to intermediate riders through pine flatwoods and hammocks. It also has some paved paths within the park
  • Brevard Zoo Linear Trail – This is a 3 mile one way or 6 mil out and back paved multi use trail. It begins at the Brevard Zoo and goes through wetlands and oak hammocks
  • Turkey Creek Sanctuary – The bike trails are located 3/4 mile from the sanctuary on Briar Creek Road. There are 2 trail entrances the first being at the kayak launch area and the second is 1/2 mile down from the kayak launch on Briar Creek Road.
  • Grapefruit Trails – Jumps and obstacles through the woods located in Palm Bay. For intermediate to advanced riders.

Ft. Piece and Port St. Lucie

  • Jack Island – 4+ mile packed sand trail that follows the perimeter of Jacks Island. There is a 30 foot watch along the route.
  • Green River Parkway Trail – 4 mile flat paved trail that runs along SE Green River Parkway. Start at Savannas Preserve State Park
  • Woodstork Trail – Small trail around one of the neighborhoods in Port St. Lucie. Start at Hilmoor Lake Park and ride in either direction.
  • Lagoon Greenway – This is a 3 mile unpaved multi use nature path. It goes through old oak hammocks, cabbage palm forest and mangroves.
  • Historic Jungle Trail – 8 mile sandy trail that goes along the west side of the barrier island. You can make it a loop by taking state road A1A back to the starting point.
  • Oyster Bar Marsh – 3 mile round loop that goes along the Indian River Lagoon. Halfway though the ride is a boardwalk where it is possible to see manatee or dolphin.
Jack Island

South Florida

Enjoy all these great budget friendly and free bike trails in Florida on the southern end! This area includes Jupiter, West Palm, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. Be aware most of these spots are in busy areas where parking will fill up quickly on the weekend.

Johnathan Dickenson State Park – Photo Credit @Walter Younglove


  • Johnathan Dickenson State Park – The trails in the park are made for easy to difficult so all riders should feel comfortable riding. Mostly single track with some features along the trails like jumps, wood boardwalks, roots and switchbacks. This is a state park so there is a small entrance fee
  • Bluegill Trail – 9 mile trail that goes from Riverbend Park to Grassy Waters Preserve. The trail has a shell-rock surface and has 3 parks along the trail.
  • Cowboy Trail – 40+ mile paved round trip with views of interior Florida. This is a sunny ride so bring sun protection and water, there is only 1 small country store along the route. Parking is at 10 Mile Creek Preserve.
  • Riverbend Park – 10 miles of packed shell riding surface. Trails intersect and loop
Johnathan Dickinson State Park (Photo courtesy of Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing)

West Palm & Boynton Beach

  • SWA Greenway Trail System – 6 mile trail in West Palm Beach. Mostly made with crushed gravel and some wooden foot bridges. Lots of wildlife to view on your ride!
  • Hog Hammock Trail – A little more than 4 miles this trail is made with crushed concrete and some boardwalk areas. It has
  • Palm Beach Lake Trail – 5.5 paved path along the intercoastal waterway
  • Dyer Park – Has a 4.9 mile paved path around the park and also about 7 miles of mountain bike trails at the park
  • Okeeheelee Park – With 8 miles of paved multi-use pathway and 4 miles of mountain biking trails. There is a BMX track at the park(open to all members of USA BMX)
  • West Delray Regional Park – 5 miles off off-road single track trail through the woods with jumps, berms, roots and other features.


  • T-Rex Trail
  • Patch Reef Trail – This is a paved 5.3 mile multi use out and back trail. Generally considered an easy ride.
  • Quiet Waters Mountain Bike Park – 7 miles of bike trails ranging in skill level from beginner to expert. Must stop in office to watch safety video and sign waiver. Mountain bikes only, helmets required. Riders can buy $5 day pass.
  • Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park – 2.8 mile multi use trail in the park
  • El Rio Trail – Over 5 mile paved asphalt trail through Boca Raton and Delray Beach

Fort Lauderdale

  • Oleta River State Park – 14 miles of mountain biking trails and 3 miles of paved paths with riding levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Has steep ramps and stairs for the more advanced.
  • Markham Park Mountain Bike Trails – 10 miles of bike trails ranging in skill level from beginner to expert. Must stop in office to watch safety video and sign waiver. Mountain bikes only, helmets required. Riders can buy $5 day pass.
  • New River Greenway – 11 mile paved route that is generally considered an easy ride. Hat, water and sunscreen are recommended. Can start this trail also at Markham Park (listed above).
  • Robbins Preserve – 9 miles of paved trail through the Imagination farms communities of Davie FL. Much of the route follows the towns canals.
  • Cypress Creek Greenway – 15 mile out and back paved path that runs from the Everglades towards the sea. There is little shade so bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park – There is a short paved cement trail that goes to the Intercoastal Waterway and loops the park.
  • Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – 36 miles of biking trails. Mountain bikes are recommended. Little shade so bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • Trade Winds Park – Located in Coconut Creek, this park offers a paved asphalt trail as well as dirt trails.


  • Oleta Park – Offers over 15 miles of off-road cycling trails. Located in Biscayne Bay this park offers trails for beginners to intermediate/advanced.
  • Commodore Trail – 5 mile paved trail along several roads that link up to the Old Cutler Trail and the Rickenbacker Trail.
  • Old Cutler Trail – This is a 13.5 mile paved path that goes through some of Miami’s nicest neighborhoods.
  • Rickenbacker Trail – The paved path begins near I-95 and goes to the southern tip of Key Biscayne.
  • Snake Creek Trail – 6.5 mile paved trail that connects North Miami Beach and Miami Gardens. It is along the top of a major canal lined with palm trees. There are small parks, fitness stations and shade structures along the route.
  • Biscayne Trail – 2.7 mile paved trail that begins in a residential area but becomes a green scenery the further south you go. It begins at the southern end of Old Cutler Trail and ends at Black Point Park and Marina.
  • Black Creek Trail – 8.5 miles of concrete, asphalt and gravel. This trail connects Black Point Park and Marina to Larry & Penny Thompson Park
  • Southern Glades Trail – 13 mile gravel trail that follows along the C-111 canal. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water.
  • Amelia Earhart Park – Several miles of mountain biking trails at this park. The trails are fast and have a good flow with jumps and technical features(has bypasses for beginner riders).
  • Virginia Key Beach North Point Park – Has mountain biking trails for novice, intermediate and advanced riders. Great views being surrounded by nature and water.
  • Shark Valley Trail – Smoothly paved 15 mile loop inside Everglades National Park. You will see alligators, turtles, spoonbills.

Florida Keys

Gulf Coast

Enjoy scenic views on the Florida Gulf Coast while riding your bike on one of the many trails offered in the area. In the Gulf Coast section, we included Tampa, Bradenton, Venice, Ft. Myers, Naples, and everything in between.

Tampa Area & North of Tampa

gulf coast
  • Alafia River State Park – This park has over 20 miles of single track off-road biking trails. There is a $4 per vehicle charge.
  • Pinellas Trail – This is a 38 mile linear trail stretching from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. It is made on an abandoned rail road corridor.
  • Bayshore Linear Park Trail – 4.5 mile sidewalk with markers every half mile, mile, and kilometer. It runs by some luxurious homes and has a great view of the skyline.
  • Courtney Campbell Trail – Bike your way from Tampa to Clearwater along this 9.5 mile trail. The trail is off the road and is paved.
  • Suncoast Trail – 42 mile trail going from metro Tampa to north of Brooksville. This is a paved trail and is one of the longest continuous trail in Florida.
  • Upper Tampa Bay Trail – This trail picks up from where the Suncoast trail left off and travels south for nearly 14 miles. The trail has 2 sections and is paved the whole way.
  • Withlacochee Trail – one of the longest paved bike trails at 47 miles long. There are multiple trailheads for this path.
  • Croom Mountain Bike Trail – tucked within the Withalacochee state forest is this mountain bike trail with elevation gains. Stay busy all day with over 55 miles on 14 different trails.
  • Fort Desoto Island Park Trail – 7 mile paved multi-use trail. This trail goes from Pinellas Bayway to Fort Desoto.
  • Bayway Trail – 3.7 mile paved asphalt trail that goes between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beaches

Bradenton & Sarasota

  • Bradenton Riverwalk – 1.5 miles paved trail along the Manatee River.
  • Robinson Preserve – 7 miles of paved and unpaved multi-use trails within this 600 acre preserve. There is a 4 story observation tower along a boardwalk.
  • Coquina Bike Path – Located on Anna Maria Island this is a 5 mile paved trail that will take you to different parts of the island with great views of the ocean.
  • Gulf of Mexico Drive/Longboat Key Bike Path – 11 mile popular point to point paved path that goes up Longboat Key. This is a path in bike lanes mostly for road biers so be vigilant for cars.

Venice Area

Legacy Trail – Photo Courtesy of Friends of the Legacy Trail
  • Carlton Reserve – more than 100 miles of mountain bike trails
  • Legacy Trail – a more than 18 mile paved rail trail connecting Sarasota and Venice
  • Venetian Waterway Park Trail – Paved trail for over 10 miles. Loop the island here and branch off onto the Legacy trail if you are looking for a longer ride.

Ft. Myers Area

  • Lovers Key State Park – This park has over 5 miles of biking trails. With varying surfaces from hard pact sand, grassy paths to sugar sand which can be a challenge.
  • Sanibel Island – This barrier island off the coast of Fort Myers has 25 miles of smooth, well marked bike trails. The trails will take you around the island and to some spots where cars cannot go.
  • JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge – 4 mile loop trail with lots of wildlife viewing opportunities. The first part of the loop takes you on a service road and then you wind up on a paved path. There is an entrance fee of $1 per adult.
  • John Yarbrough Linear Park – 6 mile paved multi-use trail that runs north to south. The southern portion of the trail has shade.
  • Caloosahatchee Regional Park – This park offers an 11 mile single track loop trail through plants and wildlife. Has switchback, roots, ascents, descents, sugar sand. For beginner to intermediate riders. Small fee of $1 per hour or $5 per day per vehicle.


  • Collier-Seminole State Park – 3.5 mile multi-use loop trail. Not a very busy trail.
  • Picayune State Forest – Multiple trails for mountain bikes. Gravel, dirt and sand trails through the park. Entrance fee of $2 per day.
  • Gordon River Greenway – 2.8 mile out and back on silky smooth pavement. the path is 12′ wide and has some elevated boardwalk sections. The park is open till 10 and is well lit.
  • CREW Bird Rookery Swamp – 11.9 mile unpaved loop trail though a native swamp land.

That’s a wrap for all the free bike in Florida. If you’re looking for more exciting things to do in Florida, head back to our page on the Florida Springs or the home page. And, as always, if you know of a great bike trail (paved or trail) that didn’t make the list, please feel free to get in touch!