Withlacoochee State Trail
Running from Citrus Springs to Trilby, this trail is presently the longest paved rail trail in Florida. The trail corridor runs through small towns, ranches, the Withlacoochee State Forest and close to the Withlacoochee River. Springtime riders will enjoy the abundance of beautiful wildflowers. The trail will eventually join other trails in the region, becoming part of the Central Florida Loop. At 46 miles in length, the Withlacoochee State Trail is presently one of the the longest paved rail-trails in Florida. With a generally flat terrain and many access points, the trail is an ideal venue 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 as it runs through small towns, ranches and six distinct natural communities between Citrus Springs and Dade City. Officially designated as part of the Florida Greenways and Trail System, this State Trail is also a National Recreation Trail® which offers rich opportunities for viewing plants & wildlife and provides access to many other 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.