Blue Run Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dunnellon, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.5 miElevation gain55 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPavedRails trailsRiverViewsWildflowers
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Car parking (1 on the south, 2 on the north ADA-compliant) on either end of this roughly 3.5 mile trail. Accessibility: This asphalt trail is estimated to range from 4.5-10 feet wide. The slope is estimated to range from 0-2% grade with some gentle sections. There is a bridge over the Withlacoochee River that is handicapped and wheelchair-accessible.

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Anne Madden
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Hiking

This is a busy paved trail. Saw a few hawks and other birds. Added on the Sandhill and Pond trail on the return to get to 4 miles. Go early as this is also a kayak put in area and parking fills up.

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Katrina Nelson
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RunningGreat!

Beautiful, beautiful & BEAUTIFUL!

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Ted Schlitz
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Hiking
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Chris Bradshaw
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Hiking

Great stroll!

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Margie Kinder
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Hiking

Very easy walk. Flat and paved. Heavily trafficked. Water views.

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Rae Breda
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Hiking
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Dale Hoch
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Paddle sports

3.7 miles in this all paved trail was just perfect for a morning hike.

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David Thurkins
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Hiking
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Joshua Brown
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Nature tripsGreat!

Such a wide variety of trails and directions to head in. The shaded scenery is one of my favorite aspects. Whether you are there midday, sunrise or sunset, you will be treated to some calming backdrops and a beautifully constructed trail and bridge area.

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Terry Holt
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Angela Cloud
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WalkingGreat!

It was beautiful. I’m from south Florida so anything beats most all flat boring trails there. Perfectly shaded, paved walk ways with tons of off paths to take. But took my pup today with me so paved it was. Couple of gators, turtles swimming the river and a black racer! No complaints.

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Lindell Austin
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Hiking

Easy walk

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Owen LaGrande
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Hiking

Paved trail. Would have wanted a less paved trail but whatever.

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Bob LeCours
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Hiking

Great trail, partially shaded. Some different options to walk. Relatively scenic.

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Wendy Mandese
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Hiking

Great trail, going right by the river most of the way. Beautiful for the most part (but part goes by a power plant), and paved, so easy walking .There are a few offshoots though, which are nice.

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Linda Barilli
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Hiking

Closed right now due to covid19

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Keith Mantey
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Hiking

Great asphalt path. Smooth enough for skating even. Doesn't run right along the river. You get to see it at the start if you go down the canoe launch ramp by the parking lot, and at the very nice bridge midway. Keith with GwinsLodge Alaskan cabins rentals online. Kenai Peninsula.

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Terry Holt
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Walking

nice paved trail with several dirt foot path loops through the woods along the way. Lots of shade and several benches along the 3 mile track. Perfect for my dog and I.

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Suzi Palmer
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Hiking

So lovely! More of a great walk as it’s on a paved path but it’s really beautiful. I saw a baby gator! Great for walking and biking. Mostly shaded and flat. The river views are stunning.

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Katherine Towery
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beautiful area, have seen a good amount of wildlife...deer, turkeys and gators

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Dave Pellegrino
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Road biking

loved it...saw some gators and other wildlife.

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Kelley Withrow
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Hiking

I absolutely love the views on this trail!

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Debbie Kellett
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Hiking

I went around 7am and walked for about three miles. The path is paved all throughout. There is plenty of shade. I would highly recommend this trail to anyone.

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Samantha Meli
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beautiful trail!

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Mike Bailey
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Walk it and enjoy nature.

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Pamela Zarem
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Running

This is a nicely paved and shaded trial through beautiful Florida river front preserved land. It is well traveled and has benches along the trail with markers describing Florida Flora and Fauna. I love this trail for long easy flat jogs. You can't go wrong with this trail.

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Joshua Brown
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Walking

I frequent this location quite often. It's great for exercise, as well as the occasional snapshot. Regulars in the area are super friendly.

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Jeff Schall
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Walking

Paved trail great for strollers and wheelchairs. Nice views of local vegetation, birds and other wildlife. The trail head offers several informational monuments about trees and plant life. There's a wonderful bridge with great views of the waterway near the middle of the trail. Great choice for an easy walk or bike ride.

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Stacy Lefrancois
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very easy walking

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keith sturtz
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Road biking
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Nice paved trail which follows and crosses the Rainbow River. Slight elevation change through a typical Florida swampland. The recently added bridge provides a scenic spot to watch the river, turtles, and lily pads.

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