Nature Coast State Trail
Nature Coast State Trail
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Magic Bus
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This trail was amazing. paved, clean, flat and beautiful scenery. Rode both directions. It was great.
Written 18 March 2022
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Elise G
Hudson River Valley, NY945 contributions
How sweet it was to take a bike ride from Fanning Springs to Cross City. Had we had more time, we would have kept on riding! The trail was so well maintained; in fact when we were riding, we passed a worker clearing the trail with a blower attached to his golf cart. He was so very respectful. The views were nice, giving a flavor of this part of the country.

The bridge was the highlight. Signage was helpful when it came to any roadways we were to cross. Most of this part of the trail was exposed, so if you are sensitive to the sun, beware! Thanks to the Florida State Parks system. You've done well with this State Trail!
Written 17 February 2022
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Lagar_7
Southampton, NY193 contributions
I love this trail! Hubby and I rode about 24 miles of it. I can't wait to go back again.

Flat, well taken care of.

I especially loved the bridge over the river. Next time we ride I'll have to stop and take some photos.
Written 16 October 2021
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DavidTally
Tallahassee, FL300 contributions
Great place to ride. Flat and very scenic. Very few folks out there. The trail is 32 miles and I rode about 10.
Written 26 June 2020
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dnnyedy
Montgomery, PA102 contributions
Solo
Advertised as Florida's best-kept Secret and I can see why. Kind of isolated. I started at the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce parking and biked up to Old Town. Chiefland seemed to be a bit of a depressed town very few amenities for bikers. I wish I had time to go to Trenton. I would say that the signs at the intersection should be a little bit more informative. Rather than just giving direction they could had miles on them to. It would make a great Trail if it would some day to connect to Withlacoochee State trail. I meant a true biker on the trail biking from Texas interviews the movie this week when she got to Chiefland she had to ride rode.
Written 25 March 2020
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Jami C
Trenton, FL10 contributions
Couples
This is a great rail trail. They keep it clean and well repaired. Although as a skater, you do have to watch for pavement cracks and acorns that will trip you up. The trip down to the river is very pretty and if you go in the early morning quietly, you may see deer.
Written 12 May 2019
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Maria R
St. Augustine, FL98 contributions
Friends
The trail is wonderful! Easy to do with lots of scenery. It is joyful to see an entire family riding bicycle. It's flat and wide making it easy for young or inexperienced riders to navigate. Dogs are welcomed and much of the trail is suitable for horses. I have seen deer, owls and the chirping birds add to the entertainment. The trail connects various towns.
Written 2 April 2019
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Love2Dive65
Thomasville, GA115 contributions
Solo
I've done a couple of rides on this trail and loved it both times. I've been when the weather was perfect - not too hot or cold and a beautiful blue sky. Easy riding, no hills, pretty scenery, places to stop and rest along the way. I highly recommend it. I've done the part between Cross City and Fanning Springs and part of the way to Chiefland. Fanning Springs State Park is a nice little place to rest and hang out if you want a break in the ride, maybe a quiet place to have lunch. The spring is pretty.
Written 18 March 2018
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KD's Korner Travel Time
Gainesville, FL20 contributions
Friends
I've been on the Trenton to Old Town portion of the trail many times--walking, bicycling and rollerblading (the bridge is a little bumpy on rollerblades, lol!) and love it! So pretty and feels safe. Great exercise and a nice way to travel around.
Written 8 March 2018
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Paul S
Marion1,565 contributions
Family
My son and I did a section of the nature Coast Trail when we stayed overnight at a cabin at Fanning Springs State Park. The park makes a good base because it is almost directly across highway 19/98 from the Fanning Springs trailhead at the center of the T formed by the trail spurs. We went to the Suwanee River and then down toward Chiefland mostly along the highway. Had grandiose plans of going almost to Chiefland , then following hwy 320 into Manatee Springs State park and back Didn't make it all that way, but some other visitors at Fanning Springs had been to Manatee Springs earlier and said there were no manatee there anyway- too cold on a chilly winter day, I guess. No, the trail is not more than 100 miles long like Chesapeake and Ohio canal or have tunnels or waterfalls but I did enjoy experiencing the scenery of that part of Florida at less than 65 mph. Trail is flat and multisurface so easy to bike, walk, jog, or push a wheelchair or stroller. Gas station in Fanning Springs by trailhead parking lot has boiled peanuts for a quick snack or to take back to your cabin, motel, or tent.
Written 25 February 2018
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