Whether you're a casual rider or looking to complete a century ride, young and old alike love get out and ride our trails. Paved and wide and running for miles, you'll see all that natural Florida has to offer.
Our trails are open from dawn to dusk. Pets are permitted and must be on a leash. No motorized vehicles are allowed. Pedal assist bicycles are allowed but no throttled vehicles are permitted. You must yield to traffic when crossing roads-BE SAFE!
The first lesson in trail etiquette is to be kind to other riders and realize that this may be their first time on a trail. They just don't know what they don't know. A little kindness goes a long way...
-Always ride single file if there are other riders on the trail. Keep an eye out behind you so you don't block passing cyclists.
-Call out "On your left!" well before passing a cyclist or walker to give them time to move over and not be startled.
-Never stop on the trail or park your bike on the trail. Move to the grass.
-Do not speed. Most trails have a 20 mph speed limit with slower speeds enforced in high traffic areas. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.
-Keep your dogs leashed and in control. Pick up after them.
-It goes without saying but please don't litter. Your mother isn't here to pick up after you and we know you know better.
The Withlacoochee State Trail is a 46 mile trail that runs south to north from Dade City to Dunnellon. Relatively flat and shaded by a canopy of century oaks and other native trees, the south end travels through untouched wooded areas while the north end will delight you with small towns.
The Friends of the Withlacoochee State Trail is a non-profit organization that supports the WST. You can join this group for a nominal annual membership fee, participate in their October fundraiser ride, or volunteer to help with maintenance. Go to their website to learn more or find them on Facebook.
Connecting to the Withlacoochee State Trail at mm10 and running for 10 miles into downtown Brooksville, the Good Neighbor Trail runs east to west through mostly pine forest which makes this an open and sunny ride. *Note: there are no facilities on the Good Neighbor so bring plenty of water. Mostly flat on the east end, it gets a bit hilly as you get closer to Brooksville. Trailhead parking is located in historic downtown Brooksville or you can park at the Croom Trailhead on the WST and head south one mile to the Good Neighbor. Scroll to the bottom of this page for trailhead parking info.
2246 W Magenta Dr, Citrus Springs, FL 34434
64 W Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs, FL 34434
6964 N Lecanto Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442
2401 N. Railroad Way, Hernando, FL 34442
315 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450
304 E. Dampier St., Inverness, FL 34450
Ft. Cooper State Park
3100 S. Old Floral City Rd, Inverness, FL 34450
8343 E Orange Ave, Floral City, FL 34436
Lake Townsen Preserve
28011 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601
11281 Croom Rital Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602
Ridge Manor Trailhead
Croom Rital Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602
Hwy 98, Dade City, FL 33523
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