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Crossing Central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River is the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway which occupies much of the land formerly known as the Cross Florida Ship and later Barge Canal projects. A series of historic events transformed this corridor from one of the nation's largest uncompleted public works project to a world class greenway.
Today, this 110-mile corridor encompasses diverse natural habitats for observing Florida's native flora and fauna and offers a wide variety of trails and recreation areas. With hiking, biking, equestrian and paddling trails, boat ramps, fishing spots, campgrounds, a barrier-free Boundless Playground® and picnic shelters, the Cross Florida Greenway offers recreational opportunities for all interests and ages. We welcome you to visit these trail and recreation areas within the Cross Florida Greenway. The below trail section list is in order from West to East.
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Hikers enjoy the nature trails which include a portion of the 1,400-mile, congressionally designated Florida National Scenic Trail Home to the Florida Horse Park and many miles of loop trails, the Greenway offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore diverse aspects of Florida's wild beauty on horseback. Additional horseback riding opportunities can be found on the nearby lands of the Southwest Water Management District at the Hálpata-Tastanaki Preserve, located approximately four miles east of Dunnellon on the south side of CR 484. The Preserve offers several miles of multi-use, recreational trails and the Pruitt Trailhead which provides non-potable water for horses and an equestrian staging area. The Ocklawaha and Withlacoochee Rivers, traversing opposite ends of the greenway, supply miles of scenic paddling trails. Mountain bike enthusiasts can access more than 80 miles of internationally acclaimed and award winning off-road bike trails from the Santos Trailhead near Ocala.
Fishing is a popular activity at both ends of the Greenway, from near Palatka where the Rodman Recreation Area offers places to camp, fish, watch wildlife and picnic, as well as the western end near Inglis, which includes Lake Rousseau and the 5-mile, paved Withlacoochee Bay Trail that extends to the Gulf of Mexico. The western end of the Greenway is featured in the Citrus County segment of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
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Welcome to the Cross Florida Greenway! We would love to have you on our team of volunteers that help us maintain the 110-mile corridor with over 290 miles of hiking, biking, multi-use and equestrian trails. Also, each of our user groups has a club that you can contact to participate in their monthly work days, events and rides. We love our volunteers; they keep the trails beautiful for everyone to enjoy them. Without them (you), we couldn’t keep all of the trails and campgrounds in such great shape.
The main office is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding all major holidays.
The trails are open from 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
There are no fees for any of our trails.