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Withlacoochee Trail State Park

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Address: Croom Rital Road, Ridge Manor Trailhead, Ridge Manor, FL
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A six-mile stretch of railroad track converted to a recreation area...

A six-mile stretch of railroad track converted to a recreation area featuring trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

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Beautiful trail

We love walking in the mornings, it is peaceful birds chirping, deer and all the beauty nature has to offer. You will see people walking, biking,running,etc. I love the relaxing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

For an early valentines day I took my boyfriend to explore this state park. He navigated us through the orange trail and saw an otter, black rat snake and some birds. Wildlife seemed scare but the trail was well marked and shaded. I would like to return and see more of the parks beauty as in other reviews that I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We love walking in the mornings, it is peaceful birds chirping, deer and all the beauty nature has to offer. You will see people walking, biking,running,etc. I love the relaxing and all the beauty.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Withlacoochee Trail is railroad history and a bike rider's love. It was a railway line with whistle markers remaining. You can bike the connections for 40 to 50 miles in this state maintained park.

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Putnam Valley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is 46 miles or more depending on how much time you want to spend and which connections you want to use. While staying at the Central Motel in Inverness I walked north 2 miles and enjoyed lake views. When I walked 2 miles south from the motel I was in a totally different environment of tall Live Oak Trees... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Do you want a place to ride a bike? This trail is perfect! There's a lot of people doing it and the trail seemed like no ending. You can ride your bike and no return! Perfect.

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Excellent 46 mile rail-trail with lots of leftover railroad history. The original cement mileage and whistle markers remain. It's like the state just pulled up the tracks and laid down asphalt. The south end is more rustic, teeming with wildlife. The north end is in a more populated area and has lots of sites to see, including the Inverness Depot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Excellent 46 mile trail, paved that is well maintained. Great for biking, running, walking, or inline skating. Lots to see along the trail. Inverness is a great stop for lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Six friends and I met at the Ridge Manor Trail Head to ride for a couple of hours. There was a restroom and a water station, in addition to a large parking lot. Very user friendly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Easy access of Interstate 75, wanted to get some cycling in before the high heat. Was originally traveling to Inverness to stay overnight & ride entire trail. Beautiful, scenic ride. Loved the tree covered trail. Will definitely be back again!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

This is an excellent trail for both biking and hiking. If you are hiking, don't miss the smaller trails that branch into the wild at the Ridge Manor Trailhead. There is a map of the smaller trails posted at the trailhead. The River Trail is very well-marked (orange) and it winds through the state forest lands. The trail is very... More 

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