Central West County, Florida

Florida Coast to Coast Trail

The Florida Coast to Coast Trail (C2C) was conceived as an ambitious effort to create a continuous paved multi-use path across the state from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, the first state trail of its kind in the United States. It will span approximately 250 miles and is currently more than 80 percent complete. The trail will link communities between St. Petersburg and Titusville along its entire length, allowing residents and visitors to explore Central Florida by bicycle or foot. This corridor includes most of the 51-mile East Central Regional Rail Trail, the longest single rail-trail corridor ever acquired by the Office of Greenways and Trails. The trail links all or part of several existing multi-use trails and will be managed by a broad range of communities and agencies.

Info: General info link

Map: Google Maps link

Pinellas Trail

The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a linear trail currently extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs and is a multi-use trail everyone can enjoy. The Trail, created along a portion of the abandoned railroad corridor, provides a unique, protected green space for walking, jogging, skating, and biking. Pinellas County Parks & Conservation Resources is responsible for the Trail’s maintenance and operating costs.

Withlacoochee State Trail

At 46 miles in length, the Withlacoochee State Trail is one of Florida’s longest paved rail trails.

Officially designated as part of the Florida Greenways and Trail System, this state trail is also designated as a National Recreation Trail. It offers rich opportunities for viewing plants and wildlife and provides access to many outstanding recreational opportunities. Among the recreational highlights nearby are the unpaved trails in the Croom area of the Withlacoochee State Forest, the Withlacoochee River (South) Canoe Trail, and Fort Cooper State Park.

With a generally flat terrain and many access points, the trail is ideal for all skill and fitness levels of cycling, running, walking, and skating. An unpaved equestrian trail parallels portions of the paved trail.

The trail corridor traverses three counties (Citrus, Hernando, and Pasco), offering an enjoyable, varied journey. It runs through small towns, ranches, and six distinct natural communities between Citrus Springs and Dade City.