DeLand, FL 32720 Just returned from 5 months up north and was pleasantly surprised to find this segment complete and open for use. I made the 30-mile round trip between Guise Rd. I have not seen water fountains along all portions of this trail and some parts are sparsely shaded. Thank you! I walked it and then went out and bought a bike to better enjoy it in the Florida heat. The quiet and trees were sublime after 40 years of riding cityscapes. Turning east through Gemini Springs Park, hammocky woods continued for many miles. We had previously ridden the Spring to Spring Trail, which we highly recommend, and hoped that it would be connected to this trail, however, that is not the case,,,,, yet. The trail is smooth and well kept. The forest thinned as the trail continued east onto higher ground, away from Lake Monroe, with stretches of open field bordered by pine woods. Now at 18 miles in length this path is beautiful and gets better as you travel north. Best for adventurous, self-sufficient riders. One aspect of signage is sadly lacking, however. The bridge is good for a little cardio. from Providence Blvd. I look forward to riding a traffic free trail for the first time and adding an additional 24 miles to my ride. We saw a couple turtles, butterflies and other bicycle enthusiasts enjoying the peaceful, natural setting. I was so excited to see the abandoned rail beds finally being utilized. Glad to see from the other review that the parking under the overpass is now open. This trail is for everybody to use. Many locals were out for their morning exercise on foot, bike or skates. The following Google Maps view shows the trails and bike lanes near the lake: https://www.google.com/maps/@28.8481985,-81.2508235,13z/data=!5m1!1e3. This 7.2-mile paved corridor links Orlando and Winter Park, and connects with the Cross Seminole Trail in Seminole County; trail offers water fountains, sheltered rest stops and has an Emergency Response Marker System every 1/10th of a mile. Five miles in there is a great diner (recommended by another reviewer), Osteen's Diner is a great stop to take a break and grab a bite to eat. East Central Regional Rail Trail is located in Enterprise. The approximate 12.8 mile paved, multi-use trail will be part of the Coast-to-Coast trail system from St. Petersburg to Titusville. We found the path to be in excellent condition, with occasional rest stops with benches and refuse cans, however, not much shade, so wear your sun block. This corridor includes most of the the 51-mile East Central Regional Rail Trail, the longest single rail-trail corridor ever acquired by the Office of Greenways and Trails. Right after you pass I4 there is a Hampton Inn for those touring the state, also McDonalds and BK in the area. We rode east approx 10 miles and turned around and came back. There is really nothing that makes you want to go and ride the trail as a destination. Many locals have stated how unsafe it is & they will never use it. This portion provided an 8.5mile skate down and back. East Central Regional Rail Trail, Coast to Coast, St. Johns River to Sea Loop Uploaded: 4/4/2019 Multi-use trail ride in north Brevard County. Starts in downtown Titusville. And the County ALREADY owns most of Beacon Light Rd making it cheaper yet still very scenic and no homes to bother on that road. Nice area to have lunch so I would suggest packing lunch and making an afternoon out of it! We parked at Thornby Park, Restrooms and water. Very easy trail with a single overpass was the only “bump” on the trail we encountered. 386-257-6000, ext. To get back to the trail from where I was at I had to take a very busy, no shoulder road (Old Mission) to connect to the East Central Trail. And that same year, two more sections were added to the growing trail: one in Edgewater and another which added a connection to the beautiful Spring-to-Spring Trail. 415. The East Central Regional Rail Trail is part of the Florida Coast to Coast Trail. The first leg of the rail-trail was completed in 2011 with a 5.7-mile segment in Volusia County between Osteen and Deltona. Finding the trail at the Texaco is interesting. The gap between there and Gobbler's Lodge Road/Maytown Road is funded for construction in 2018. Bring sunscreen and water! The wide path is smooth and straight, crossings are well marked, it's clean, has convenient rest areas, and friendly people along the way. I'm excited about future expansions to this trail. There is about 500 feet of bikeable sand trail before you get to the pavement. From there it is only about a half mile to the trail head by the visitors center. Though it skirts the western and northern shores of Lake Monroe, there's only one lake view, across a marshy inlet in Lake Monroe Park. Still need to pave between LaGrange and Jay Jay Rd. The state purchased the corridor from the Florida East Coast Railway in 2007 and turned it over to Volusia and Brevard counties for development and maintenance. We drive 30 minutes to ride this trail with our three children. Rode from Titusville to Edgewater, 33 miles of bicycle trail. Zero shade. :( There are so many ingress/egress's on this trail that need to be blocked off either naturally or with more fencing. The County is asking for FREE easements from homeowners! The showcase trail is 12 feet wide and paved, making it accessible to walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. Parking can be found at Green Springs Park as well as Osteen Civic Center. At the intersection of the I-95 there is a parking lot. It actually ends 8 miles. My title agency advised me that I did not own the property. The trail follows the alignment of the abandoned railroad line and is part of a proposed 50 mile trail corridor. The East Central Regional Rail Trail is being constructed along the longest abandoned rail line every purchased in Florida. Would ride again. Volusia County will hold a meeting to receive public comments for the East Central Regional Rail Trail management plan update on Thursday January 7, 2021 at the Osteen Civic Center located at 165 New Smyrna Blvd. For markings and signage this trail gets a BIG RED "F". I Ride from Edgewater out Maytown to 415. I understand this is intentional since the safety signs and trail indicators are not completed. Theres barely any cell service & no phones or nearby hospital, or Sheriff in that area if you need help. Too bad "Redruby" in a previous post chose to use this forum to vent his/her political spleen and try to frighten away prospective users of what we think will be a gem of a trail. Many’s snakes and turtles. It is a very straight path that spends about half of its time under the canopy of large oak trees. EVERY single homeowner is at war with the County & each other as to where it will be placed. East Central Regional Rail Trail is a 8 mile popular paved path trail located near Orange City Florida. I did this on two separate days to complete. Come and ride with me the Trail in Florida and find out how and what you can find along the way. a restroom and covered picnic and uncovered picnic area is also available. A very easy-going enjoyable 12-mile ride. We parked at Green Springs and headed east. That's just asking for more trouble. There's also hunting in that area as well as cattle and bulls. East Central Regional Rail Trail. TrailLink is a free service provided by Rails-to-Trails conservancy, We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors, Providence Blvd. The East Central Regional Rail Trail occupies a former rail corridor, which Florida purchased and leased to Volusia and Brevard counties for the express purpose of developing a trail. Experience a friendly Welcome Center/Coast to Coast Bicycle Shop at 419 S Hopkins Avenue Titusville, FL 32796 321-607-6216. East Central Regional Rail Trail, Enterprise: See 5 reviews, articles, and 12 photos of East Central Regional Rail Trail, ranked No.4 on Tripadvisor among 4 attractions in Enterprise. East Central Regional Rail Trail listed as ECRRT East Central Regional Rail Trail - How is East Central Regional Rail Trail abbreviated? Kudos again to all who are making this project come to fruition. East Central Regional Rail Trail. Edgewater and the County have made many bad decisions in the past regarding land use, this should have been a no-brainer, stick to the rails! Why not add to what's been done to make it more user friendly. Started out from Publix off Providence around 10am. And the Green paved bike lanes in downtown Titusville are awesome, as another reviewer said, they are as wide as car lanes and even have posts to rest your arm on at traffic lights. Seeing the nature and wild life is amazing. From the trailhead at Green Springs Park, other trailheads are … The East Central Regional Rail Trail is being constructed along the longest abandoned rail line every purchased in Florida. There are no rest rooms or benches anywhere along the first 12 miles so plan accordingly. The East Central Regional Rail Trail is being constructed along the longest abandoned rail line every purchased in Florida. Current Status: No open sections open yet In addition, the rail-trail was heralded as one the nation's successful efforts to promote healthy recreation and outdoor tourism across America as part of the America's Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative, launched in 2010. It has great potential. Bird watchers will enjoy the birds of prey that are plenty on the trail, with the occasional turtle, raccoon and other wildlife. Later in the Fall, Volusia County opened another 20.2 miles: one segment runs north from the Brevard County line past the new trailhead in Maytown to the trailhead on Cow Creek Rd 0.5 miles south of Route 44, which completes the trail between Titusville and Edgewater. There were several parking areas also nearby and all marked nicely. Never ride, walk or jog alone, don't use the trails at night, and women should always carry protection! The trail is excellent, very smooth and flat. First off its a straight shot with very little stop and go, if any at all- It's pretty shaded for the most of the trail- If you want to get in some extra miles you can ride up almost to 1-4 before the trail ends- so from 415 to 1-4 its 15.5 miles. Very few people on the trail. The East end of the trail is not really right at Rt 415 so you should follow the advice also in an earlier review about finding a gas station. On the new bridge, take note of the rail artwork at both ends. Brevard County’s section of the Florida East Central Regional Rail Trail stretches from Canaveral Avenue to the Volusia County line. I'm very excited about the future of this trail. I've been fortunate enough to see deer and rabbits during a few bike rides on the trail. To the right the East Central Regional Rail Trail. STRATEGIC ALLIANCE PARTNERS. I have seen that there is a new trail head with parking and restroom access planned pretty much right across 415 by the WWI monument. The trail will connect urban centers with the countryside, providing a pathway for commuters and recreationalists. My name is gene I've rode from the Deltona landings to oak hill on bike . The last 9 miles, north of Aurantia Rd does not have any intersections. Trail was nice and clean and full of nature with animals. Youker. Heading down this trail, much of which is through the woods, on a cool morning with about a 7 AM start is the highlight of my week. Come and ride with me the Trail in Florida and find out how and what you can find along the way. The project consists of design and construction of the section of the Florida East Central Regional Rail Trail from Kingman Road/Smokey Lane to the Volusia County line. I stopped at the Philly Cheese Steak restaurant for a good cheese steak, the place was very welcoming. 994 Enterprise Osteen Rd Deltona, FL 32725 (386) 736-5953 Website See More Sanford. 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