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Withlacoochee State Trail
At 46 miles in length, the Withlacoochee State Trail is presently the longest paved rail trail in Florida. The trail corridor runs through small towns, ranches, and natural areas as it makes its way south from Citrus Springs to Trilby. The trail traverses a region that offers 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. The Withlacoochee Trail will eventually join many other trails in the region, becoming part of the Central Florida Loop.

State Trail Brochure

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Locator
Major Activities
WalkingHikingBikingInline SkatingMountain BikingEquestrianWheelchair

Trail Length/Surface: 46 miles, paved (asphalt, 12’ wide)

Fee: None

County: Citrus, Hernando, Pasco

Nearby Towns: Brooksville, Dunnellon

Notes:
This trail’s Citizen Support Organization (Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee) has developed a detailed guide to the trail. To purchase a copy of this guidebook, visit the organization’s website (listed under Related Websites below).

Like most rail-trails in Florida, the Withlacoochee State Trail is generally flat, offering an easy ride for all skill levels. Mile markers are included on the trail.

An unpaved equestrian trail follows along portions of the paved trail. Contact the Withlacoochee State Trail for more information.

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Access/Directions:

  1. Gulf Junction Trailhead
    South of Dunnellon, off of US 41 on Magenta Drive.
  2. South Citrus Springs Trailhead
    In Citrus Springs, off of US 41 on South Citrus Springs Blvd.
  3. Ridge Manor Trailhead
    From Interstate 75, take Exit 61 (new Exit 301) to US 98/50. Head east on US 98/50 approximately one mile to Croom Rital Road. Take a left and proceed to trailhead.
  4. From Brooksville, take US 98/50 east to Croom Rital Road, approximately one mile past the Interstate 75 interchange. Take a left on Croom Rital Road and proceed to trailhead.
  5. Trilby Trailhead
    Approximately _ mile west of US 301/98, on CR 575 in Trilby.

Contact Information:
Withlacoochee State Trail
315 North Apopka Avenue
Inverness, FL 34450-4201
(352) 726-2251

Related Websites
Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee, Inc.
315 North Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida 33451
www.railstotrailsonline.com