Withlacoochee State Trail
Croom Rital Road Restroom Closure
As of Oct. 6, the portalet at Croom Rital Road will no longer be available. Please use the restrooms located at Floral City, Lake Townsen Preserve or Ridge Manor. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Use of Electric Assist Bicycles
Human powered with electric assist bikes may not be operated using the electric assist motors on state trails. Certain portions of all state trails have been constructed with transportation enhancement (TE) funds or have used TE funds for projects, which prohibits motorized vehicles on facilities funded in this manner. Additional Details
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
No fee required
Welcome to Withlacoochee State Trail
At 46 miles in length, the Withlacoochee State Trail is one of 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 designated as a National Recreation Trail. It offers rich opportunities for viewing plants and wildlife and provides access to many outstanding recreational opportunities.
Among the recreational highlights nearby are the unpaved trails in the Croom area of the Withlacoochee State Forest, the Withlacoochee River (South) Canoe Trail and Fort Cooper State Park.