Withlacoochee State Trail is a 46 mile point-to-point trail located near Dade City, FL and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, road biking, and ice climbing and is accessible year-round.
The Withlacoochee State Trail is a 46-mile stretch of railroad track that was converted to a paved recreational trail suitable for hiking, biking, and skating. Horseback riding is available on a separate trail along side the paved trail.
This a great rail to trail. I have uploaded pictures of it that I took three different days this week. I have ridden it from as far south as the Hernando County/Citrus County line to the Inverness Trailhead. It is a great trail loaded with lots of bicyclists (interesting how many of them are riding recumbent bikes) and some pedestrians. This rail to trail crosses many streets, and trail users at just about every one of these crossings have to yield the right of way to vehicular traffic, so pay attention. Bicyclists also have to yield to pedestrians. Horse riders are permitted on this trail but cannot ride on the pavement (though some do, as you will see from the photo). I uploaded photos from my rides on this trail over the past week. The canopies of trees are fabulous and the trail feels cool for cyclists even when the temps are in their 80s like it was this week. The Floral City Trailhead has a bathroom that was just built and it almost ready to open to the public. I didn't see any other public trail bathrooms along the portions I was on, so this is nice. A lot of business that back up to the trail have little paths from their trail to their business to invite trail users to detour in for a bite to eat, etc -- it's nice. Inverness's Trailhead has an iconic red caboose, a nod to the railroad origins of this trail. Inverness itself welcomes the bicyclists to come into their historic district just a short ride from the trailhead. Lots of places ot pock up your bikes in Inverness. Trailheads seem to be loaded with bike shops and bike rental places. There are periodic water bubblers along the trail; bring your own bottle and fill it at these spots to keep hydrated during your adventure.
beautiful for biking and well maintained
Great trail to ride! Lots of wild life between croon and floral city . ESP early am or around sun set.