Spring to Spring Trail - Cycling

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Summary

The Spring to Spring Trail is currently a series of 4 unconnected trails totaling 15 miles. The future plan for the trail is to combine all of the sections into one 26 mile route which will take you past a number of springs as well as along the banks of Lake Monroe.

Written by

Chris Hamilton

Distance

30.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

29.3 miles

Difficulty

3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 hours

1-2 hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

No

Review

Intro

The Spring to Spring Trail is currently a series of 4 unconnected trails totaling 15 miles. The future plan for the trail is to combine all of the sections into one 26 mile route which will take runners, cyclists, and strollers past a number of springs as well as along Lake Monroe.

What Makes It Great

Despite its unconnected series of sections, the Spring to Spring Trail makes for a very scenic ride. The two main sections at the moment are from Lake Monroe Park to the DeBary Hall Historic Site and Blue Springs State Park to Beresford Park. Unless you are comfortable riding on the road or sidewalk it is best to visit each section in separate trips.

The Lake Monroe Park to the DeBary Hall Historic Site section is 4.1 miles in length. After the first 2.4 miles, you will pass Gemini Springs Park in Debary, Florida. Gemini Springs Park includes a 1-mile bike trail around the 210 acre park which makes for a great stop along the ride. This section also takes you along the shore of Lake Monroe.

The section from Blue Springs State Park to Beresford Park is 3.3 miles in length. This section is particularly fun if you are interested in stopping in Blue Springs State Park to see the manatees. If you start at Beresford Park, you can bike on the 2 mile loop around Lake Beresford and then take the 3 mile ride to Blue Springs State Park.

The other two sections on the Spring to Spring Trail are currently along Grand Ave. One section is near De Leon Spring (3 miles in length) and the other runs close to the Barkley Square Dog Park (2 miles in length).

It's no secret that summer heat in Central Florida is something you should always consider. Depending on which section you are on, your amount of shade will vary. If you are biking the trail in the summer make sure you take the opportunity to refill water bottles at each trailhead.

Who is Going to Love It

This is a particularly great trail for families. Taking the family biking to one of the springs and back is a wonderful way to see the area with the added benefit of getting in some exercise.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

In its current state, the trail had five trailheads for you to use. The trailheads include DeBary Hall Historic Site, Gemini Springs Park, Lake Monroe Park, Lake Beresford Park, Blue Spring State Park and along Grand Avenue in Glenwood. Make sure to consult the trail maps so you are aware of the starting and stopping points for each section. Also, keep in mind that as construction continues, the maps may be outdated. Make sure to pay attention to signs while on the trail.

Location

Spring to Spring Trail

DeBary, FL,
28.839091, -81.320415

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