The wildlife-rich Green Swamp is headwaters for some of Florida's most revered rivers - the Withlacoochee, Hillsborough, and Peace. It is also a fitting setting for one of Florida's most rural and scenic rail trails, joining a long list of outstanding Florida walking, hiking and biking trails. Landscapes also include former citrus lands and cattle ranches. With only one curve in the entire trail, cyclists can choose to go slow or enjoy it at a brisk pace. The trail has excellent wildlife viewing opportunities between Green Pond Road and Bay Lake Road.
To the south, the trail now connects directly to the 6.5-mile paved Auburndale-TECO Trail to the town of Auburndale. This trail goes beneath I-4.