Santa Fe Lake Loop
Location: Hampton, FL, United StatesThis 32-mile paved loop route begins in Hampton, FL, which has a few gas stations and convenience stores where riders can stop in before beginning. The route heads southeast out of Hampton, passing by the tip of the Santa Fe Swamp Conservation Area in the 7th mile.
At mile 7.4, the route veers to the right on SE 8th Avenue. As an alternative, riders can stay on State Road 100 and on a paved bike lane to downtown Keystone Heights, turning right at its intersection with State Road 21 and rejoin the route at mile 10. This side-trip offers extra miles through another small Florida town.
The route winds around Santa Fe Lake and the Melrose community. Melrose is home to a handful of restaurants as well as convenience stores and restrooms if riders need a place to stop.
The route loops back up through Earleton, then back up the other side of the Santa Fe Swamp Conservation Area to finish in Hampton.
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.