SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Cycling enthusiasts receive a hearty welcome and plenty of opportunities to ride — and do so safely — along the trails that wind through Orlando North, Seminole County’s many communities. Riders can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the local terrain while exploring up close and pausing as the mood strikes.

The county’s well-kept hiking and biking trails curve through parkland, streetscapes, and waterfront locales. The paths are flat, as is most all of Florida, making the sport enjoyable for all skill levels: school kids, seniors, families, as well as seasoned riders.

Cycling through Seminole County also offers a great way to stop and smell the flowers, pop into a mom-and-pop eatery, chain up along an estuary and rent a canoe/kayak for an additional workout, or hail a local LYNX bus equipped with bike rack holder to get you elsewhere even quicker.

You can run, hike or bike Seminole County’s most popular trails, and download trail maps for:

  • The 14-mile Flagler Trail, which runs across several of Seminole County’s most scenic wilderness areas of Chuluota and Geneva, and is great for bird watching;
  • The 23-mile Cross Seminole Trail, ideal for hiking, cycling and horseback riding, takes you through Oviedo, Winter Springs, Longwood, Lake Mary and Sanford;
  • The 14-mile Seminole-Wekiva Trail, which includes Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Lake Mary and Sanford, is a rail trail that runs alongside the tracks of Florida’s old Orange Beltway Railway, at one time the longest railroad in the country.

Each of these trails are part of the Florida National Scenic Trail, a federally designated, non-motorized, recreation trail that spans approximately 1,300 miles across some of the state’s most beautiful and unique landscapes. This website provides additional background, maps and more on these three trails.

The trails provide easy access to such amenities as picnic tables, water fountains, sports fields, and restrooms. Views range from sandy-edged ponds, to scrub forest, river and marsh views, horse paddocks, as well as urban and suburban scenery. So check your tire pressure, put on your helmet, and pedal your way through Orlando North, Seminole County.

The Trails, Parks and Wilderness areas brochure with maps and notations of facilities is available here.

About Orlando North, Seminole County:

Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County offers visitors nature-based attractions, eclectic dining, an emerging micro brew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals and events. With over 2,000 waterways, you’ll discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor activities from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers to airboating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. It also features an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4; and you’ll save 30% on accommodations over Orlando hotels. All this and it’s just a short drive to area theme parks and beaches too. 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit: www.DoOrlandoNorth.com