Withlacoochee State Trail is a 45.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Dade City, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
45.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

road biking

partially paved

rails trails

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.

30 days ago

fun trail through old Florida. some cute little towns on the route.

road biking
1 month ago

It’s a well maintained paved, partly shaded trail. The country side is beautiful and mostly quite. Adequate facilities are available.

hiking
2 months ago

Mostly well marked, but not always heavily traveled, so watch out for holes dug by animals and insect nests (and spiders as big as your hand).

road biking
3 months ago

The Dade City end of the Withlacoochee is the flatest (minus the bridge over 50) with more industrial sites along the way. Highlight was the wild turkeys on the trail. Still nice to be in nature. Be sure to have plenty of water as this segment of the WST does not offer opportunity to fill up. Very little shade and few shelters.
Does intersect with new Good neighbor trail where there is a decent bench and seats for lunch break

5 months ago

Excellent trail with few road crossings and always see wild life. Not a crowded trail. A lot of false flats and great shade. Love this trail!

road biking
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Have ridden the trail several times, it is great.
Does anyone know if the trail is clear, after Hurricane Irma?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Awsome old railroad track trail that has been converted to asphalt. Alot of backyard outdoor scenery.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

nice road. at stop K has good parking and restroom

road biking
Monday, June 01, 2015

Awesome trail.

road biking
Thursday, April 09, 2015

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.

road biking
Sunday, December 30, 2012

beautiful for biking and well maintained

road biking
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Great trail to ride! Lots of wild life between croon and floral city . ESP early am or around sun set.

hiking
2 months ago

road biking
10 months ago

Saturday, April 22, 2017

road biking
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

road biking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

road biking
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015