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Withlacoochee State Trail

Inverness, FL
+1 352-726-0315
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Great paved cycling Trail

Managed by the State and maintained by volunteers, the WST is Florida’s longest paved cycling... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
B5155XLjennifera
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Inverness, Florida
Bring a stick..

Fun trail but bring a stick incase you meet up with a snake. We enjoyed walking and the view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol K
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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.
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Inverness, FL
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Managed by the State and maintained by volunteers, the WST is Florida’s longest paved cycling trail. A large, vibrant cycling communiy has emerged due to the excellent trail, and many have relocated to Inverness permanently for the sole reason that they wan to cycle the...More

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Dianne D, Manager at Withlacoochee State Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You for the nice review. The trail is one of the longest trails and we do have wonderful volunteers that help us to take care of the Trail.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun trail but bring a stick incase you meet up with a snake. We enjoyed walking and the view. there is so much to see and we took lots of pictures.. just had so very much fun.

Thank Carol K
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Dianne D, Manager at Withlacoochee State Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come again.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

A great long trail where it is up to you how far you choose to venture forth. There is no fees to use this trail and many places to park your car along the way. Both near the Inverness caboose and in Floral City bikes...More

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Dianne D, Manager at Withlacoochee State Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank You for the kind words. We are happy that you enjoy the Trail.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I love this trail! I’m a young looking female with my dog and feel very safe! We walk and bike this trail ALOT! It is very well patrolled and maintained! The officers and safety patrol always stop to give the dogs treats and water! Nice...More

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Dianne D, Manager at Withlacoochee State Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

We are happy that you enjoy the Trail and that you feel safe while on it. We hope you continue to use the Trail for many years to come.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

In both Inverness and Floral City, there are good options for rest stops, food, and a bicycle shop. A lot of the trail is kind of boring but there are some nice interesting stretches as well with water views and a little of the town...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The old railroad track has been removed and the miles and miles of flat trail are available for biking or for walking, whether you're a serious hiker or just want to stroll along. My favorite area is the part that runs from Hernando to Inverness....More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We walk this trail 4 times per week. It is paved and wonderful. It is 80% shaded and peaceful. We love to walk to and past the bridge. Fun to stop on the bridge and see the alligators. You will walk along the rivers and...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very nice bike trial - wide, flat. It a former railroad bed - concrete mile markers list the mileage to Richmond, which is where the railroad was headquartered. Parts of the trail are quite scenic; other parts parallel highways. There are not too many crossings...More

Thank Ken556
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We thought "Hernando" would be a sleepy town... we were right... and we were wrong! Hooked up our bicycles and headed for the Withlacoochee Bay Trail on Saturday morning, and found a treasure! About 5 miles due west, ending at the Gulf, we enjoyed a...More

Thank Mimi M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We rented bikes for 4 hours and road down the trail until Flora Springs where we stopped for lunch before returning back. Trail was lovely, wide smooth paths and very clean. All road crossings are clearly marked. Great place for a stroll, run or bike...More

Thank Ashleigh H
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Paula T
9 June 2018|
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Response from CoalOhio | Reviewed this property |
Hello: I talked with Diane Otten at 352-302-0051 about your inquiry. She is a Park Services Specialist for the Withlachoochee State Trail. She did know about this scenic spot you inquired about but said it is private... More
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rdcady
12 March 2018|
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Response from CoalOhio | Reviewed this property |
I would not know - I am not familiar with that trailhead.
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