Hidden Bike Trails in Florida That Will Take Your Breath Away

Explore 32 miles of rural North Central Florida on the lush paths of the Nature Coast State Trail.

The Nature Coast State Trail is paved and isn’t completely linear like most bike paths – instead, it’s T-shaped.

The Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail is only 16 miles long, but it traverses some of the most scenic areas found on any bike path.

The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail is a 29-mile, paved trail that rolls straight and flat through the Green Swamp.

Bear Island is located in the westernmost section of the 729,000-acre Big Cypress National Preserve in the far reaches of southwest Florida.

Bring a mountain bike or hybrid bike with wide tyres, as the trails are not paved.

Be sure to tell friends or family about your plans, and properly secure your vehicle at the trail head.

On your way to Bear Island, stop by the Oasis Visitor Centre or the Nathaniel P. Reed Visitor Centre for permits, maps, and directions.