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Cross Florida Greenway - Baseline to Marshall Swamp

 Activities at Cross Florida Greenway - Baseline to Marshall Swamp

Bicycling

Bicycling

The multi-use Baseline Road trail offers approximately five miles of paved surface suitable for bicycling.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

The Marshall Swamp segment of the trail is a multi-use natural surface trail that offers a quiet, serene experience in a wooded setting, yet it is easily accessible from urban areas. The trail is slightly elevated with a gravel underlay and foot bridges have been built over swampy spots so the trail remains dry in most seasons, however it’s a good idea to bring along insect repellent.

Parking

Parking

Parking is available at the Baseline Road trailhead and the Marshall Swamp trailhead, and also at the SE 64th Avenue trailhead where the paved and unpaved trails meet.

Pets

Pets

Well-behaved pets are allowed on the Greenway trails 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

The Baseline Road trailhead recreation area is managed by Marion County Parks and Recreation and includes covered picnic pavilions.

Picnicking

Picnicking

In addition to the pavilions at the Baseline Road recreation area, there are outdoor picnic tables located at the Marshall Swamp trailhead at Sharpe’s Ferry.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities with potable water are available at both the Baseline Road trailhead and at the Marshall Swamp trailhead.

Roller Blading

Roller Blading

The paved, five-mile Baseline Road trail is a popular site for trail users who enjoy online skating.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are plenty of opportunities to view native Florida birds and wildlife along this trail.