Jasper to White Springs Out-And-Back
Location: Jasper, FL, United StatesThis route was created by Jeanne Hargrave of the Suwannee Bicycle Association, based in White Springs, FL. We have turned it into an out-and-back starting in Jasper.
Riders can park in downtown of Jasper before beginning their ride, and there are a few convenience stores in town providing snacks and restrooms. Jeanne notes that the hills on the west side of U.S. 129 are scenic, fun rollers. The route has no stores between Jasper and White Springs but is quite scenic, traveling along the rolling hills of the country road.
The route crosses several creeks branching from the Suwannee River, a few of which can be viewed from the road.
The route U-turns in the small town of White Springs, where there are a few restaurants and convenience stores where riders can take a break before heading back to Jasper. White Springs restaurants include Fatbelly's and the Bridge Street Cafe. If riders feel up to traveling just past White Springs, Big Shoals State Park is nearby, to the east of the town. Camping is available at Steven Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.
Jasper is the largest town in Hamilton County. It has convenience stores and a few good locally-owned restaurants, including Crossroads Market & Grill as well as H&F Restaurant.
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.