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Cross Florida Greenway - 49th Ave. to Land Bridge

 Activities at Cross Florida Greenway - 49th Ave. to Land Bridge

Bicycling

Bicycling

There are approximately 11 miles of single track mountain biking trails in this section of the Greenway, offering challenging terrain in some areas.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Leading west from the Land Bridge is a 2.4-mile unpaved hiking trail which is a designated segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Another 2.1 miles of multi-use trail in this area have a lime rock surface.

Horse/Equestrian Trail

Horse/Equestrian Trail

Equestrians can explore 8.7 miles of trail in this area to the west of the Land Bridge, which features the challenging terrain of the former sea-level ship canal “diggings.” There is parking space at the SW 49th Avenue trailhead for approximately five equestrian trailers and fresh water for horses, but not potable water. Note that Florida law requires proof of current negative Coggins test for horses and, while helmets are strongly recommended for all riders, state law requires that riders of age 16 and under wear helmets.

Parking

Parking

There is a parking area with a hardened surface at the SW 49th Avenue trailhead, with some room for equestrian trailers.

Pets

Pets

Well-behaved dogs and cats are allowed on the Greenway with a maximum 6-foot, hand-held leash and owners must clean up after the animals as needed. For detailed information on pet policy, see Florida State Parks pet policy.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

This trailhead offers a covered picnic pavilion.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

An ADA accessible, portable restroom is available at the SW 49th Avenue trailhead.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Sandhill/Scrub species such as gopher tortoise, Sherman’s fox Ssuirrel, Florida scrub-jay and numerous other bird species can be observed in this area.