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Florida

Manatees and astronauts, sophisticated cities and wildflower meadows. Florida's stretch of the Greenway offers great contrasts.

Total Miles, Spine Route

578

Miles of Protected Greenway

262

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Current Progress

The East Coast Greenway threads it way across nearly 600 miles in Florida. From Georgia, the Greenway enters the state at Fernandina Beach, then makes its way through 13 counties before reaching Key West, the southernmost mainland point of the United States. Travel is largely along the coast through seaside villages, America’s earliest historic sites, vast nature preserves, and major cities that include Jacksonville and Miami.

Much of the Greenway through Florida is on side path that runs along Highway A1A. It concludes with the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, which hops from island to island for 106 miles (more than half of which is completed trail).

Note: To cross between Georgia and Florida across the St. Marys River, as an alternative to riding Route 17, touring cyclists can call Camden Bicycle Center, 912-576-9696, for an on-road "ferry" (shopping at the bike store encouraged).

Weather tips:

  • When traveling in spring and summer: Please check www.weather.gov for heat warnings and heat advisories, which can be common early in the season. Also exercise caution if a multi-day heat wave is occurring.
  • Be prepared: Florida's hurricane season runs June to November. 
  • When traveling in spring and fall: Confirm King Tide dates as these occur in spring and fall. Be aware that the highest tides in the southeast part of the region happen in fall, leading to major flooding which impacts portions of the route.

Traveling by train? 

Quick tips when using Amtrak with your bike: Do your research in advance; each train line features different bike rack equipment and loading procedures. Check Amtrak for the latest and when in doubt: call the station if you have questions. Click for more: https://www.amtrak.com/bike

Florida Contacts

Please note

*Please note*: We are a lean staff focused on the continuing development of the East Coast Greenway. We are glad to point you to helpful resources and people to contact. But we don't have the capacity to help plan accommodations, create special route directions, or offer such trip concierge services.

Designated Trails in Florida

Mileage counts reflect the portion of each trail that is part of East Coast Greenway.

  • Amelia Island Trail, Nassau County; 6.2 mi

  • River to the Sea Trail, Flagler County; 18.6 mi

  • Jacksonville North Bank Riverwalk, Jacksonville; 2 mi

  • St. Johns River Ferry, Ft. George-Mayport; 0.4 mi

  • Timucuan Trail; 4.9 mi

  • Palatka-St. Augustine State Trail, St. Johns Co.; 8.5 mi

  • Mickler Trail, St. Augustine Beach; 1.5 mi

  • Halifax River Trail, Holly Hill & Daytona Beach; 3 mi

  • Spring-to-Spring Trail & East Central Regional Rail Trail, Volusia Co.; 17.4 mi

  • Eastern Central Regional Rail-Trail, Titusville FL; 1.4 mi

  • A1A sidepath, Brevard County; 17.4 mi

  • A1A Sidepath, Indian River County ; 22.75 mi

  • Prima Vista Blvd & Walton Road sidepaths, St. Lucie Co. FL, 1.3 mi

  • Green River Parkway Trail, Martin Co. – Port St. Lucie; 5.8 mi

  • Seabranch Trail, Martin Co., 2.8 mi

  • Jupiter Riverwalk, Jupiter; 2.1 mi

  • West Palm Beach Trail, West Palm Beach; 5.7 mi

  • A1A sidepath, Boca Raton; 3.1 mi

  • Hollywood Broadwalk, Hollywood; 1.2 mi

  • Atlantic Greenway, Miami Beach; 4.5 mi

  • M Path / South Dade Greenway, Miami-Dade County; 30 mi

  • Overseas Heritage Trail, Key Largo-Key West; 74.8 mi

  • Core to Coast Loop: Core to Coast Loop project is Jacksonville’s trail plan for biking from downtown to the beach. This story map explains the project’s benefits through a discussion of opportunity, access, safety, and social benefits. Learn more.
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Seven-mile bridge along the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. Visit Florida photo

Greenway Guidance

While the East Coast Greenway Alliance is constantly improving the safety of the Greenway route through its advocacy efforts, many of the current on-road connections, including those on the Greenway’s interim routes, have little or no special provisions for bicyclists or pedestrians. Long-distance travel via on-road sections of the Greenway is recommended for experienced cyclists only. Many lengthy traffic-free segments of the Greenway are suitable for families and cyclists, walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. 

The current on-road routing is housed on low-traffic roads whenever possible. We aim to be as clear as we are able about the conditions riders can expect by including alerts for known stressful sections on our online mapping tool at map.greenway.org. Directional signage may or may not be present along the route. Users are advised to review state traffic laws, research current road conditions and discuss plans with people familiar with area roadways.

This website provides information for the public about trails and roads for traveling the interim route of the East Coast Greenway and their general suitability for long-distance cycling and walking. The East Coast Greenway Alliance and those involved with the development and publication of this website do not assume any liability for injuries, damage or loss to persons using this information or the routes suggested. People using this information are responsible for their own safety and should take appropriate precautions. 

Our Partners in Florida

Partners include but are not limited to:

News and features of interest

fort pierce ribbon cutting 2022
January 19, 2022

Video: SUN Trail at Indian Hills Recreation Area ribbon cutting

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January 21, 2022

2021 East Coast Greenway designations

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January 10, 2022

Video: Look ahead to 2022 on the Greenway

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