Florida's Nature Coast State Trail
Location: Chiefland, FL, United States
This 62-mile route travels the grade-separated paved bicycling trail connecting Chiefland, FL, Trenton, FL, Fanning Springs, FL and Cross City, FL. It also crosses the Suwannee River. The route begins in Chiefland, where riders can find parking and restrooms.
The trail travels north to Fanning Springs along the Nature Coast Trail. There are several parking lots and restrooms in Fanning Springs, as well as at the trailhead. This town is also home to various local restaurants where riders can stop for a bite to eat. From Fanning Springs, the trail travels north again then heads west towards Cross City. Along this route, riders cross the Suwannee River on the Nature Coast Trail Trestle Bridge, where they can enjoy a beautiful, panoramic view of the river.
Riders then reach Cross City, which is home to more local restaurants, stores, rest stops, and another trailhead. The trail extends just past the town and then continues back the way it came to head towards Trenton. In Trenton the trail passes more parking, rest stops, and a trail head. Riders can continue from Trenton back to where they started in Chiefland. A short video about the trail can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mognE0ppiww. For more information about the area, check out VisitNatureCoast.com.
The Original Florida Tourism Task Force (dba Visit Natural North Florida) and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council do not warrant the safety of the routes on this map for use by bicyclists. Bicyclists should use these routes only if they have the adequate skill level as bicyclists, and bicyclists must make that determination. All the roads shown are used by automobiles and trucks, and bicyclists assume the risks for their own safety when using the roads and/or routes indicated on this map. The Original Florida Tourism Task Force, the local governments in which these bicycle routes are located and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council are not responsible for any damages whatsoever from its use.