Four Springs Loop
Location: High Springs, FL, United StatesThis is a 32 mile loop route starting in High Springs, FL, where riders can find parking downtown. The route visits Poe, Blue, Ginnie and Rum Island Spring parks along the Santa Fe River.
The route heads west towards Poe Springs County Park (no entry fee), which has a rest stop, picnic area and playground, as well as views of the spring and river.
A few miles down the river riders reach Blue Springs Park (entry fee). The park at Blue Spring has camping, restrooms, a picnic area and a boardwalk along the spring run. (Note: the access road to Blue Springs Park is unpaved and may be muddy or soft.)
The route then stops at Ginnie Springs (entry fee), which is one of the clearest springs in Florida and is actually made up of seven natural springs. This park also features a picnic area, grills, a gift store, and restrooms, among other amenities.
The route crosses to the other side of the river to visit Rum Island Springs (free), a County Park with walkways and boardwalks to overlook the spring, and a unique island nearby in the middle of the Santa Fe river. The route crosses back over the river to return to the town of High Springs.
For more information about the area, visit VisitGainesville.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.