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Spring-to-Spring Trail... South Volusia County Biking

The Spring-to-Spring Trail is ultimately envisioned as a 26-mile recreational trail from Lake Monroe to DeLeon Springs. Four unconnected paved segments are currently completed totaling about 18 miles. When this Central Florida biking trail is complete, it will rank among the premier trails in Florida. A portion also is a part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail. (Detailed map and photos below.)

Spring-to-Spring Trail, Orlando biking, Volusia County

Location: Volusia County
End Points: Lake Monroe Park to DeBary Hall to Green Springs Park; Blue Spring State Park to Lake Beresford Park; Glenwood to DeLeon Springs.
Mileage: 18 miles completed, 26 miles when done
Surface: Asphalt, 8-12'
Trailheads/Parking: Lake Monroe Park, Gemini Springs Park, DeBary Hall, Blue Spring Trailhead (Blue Springs Ave.) , Lake Beresford Park, Barkely Dog Park (Glenwood), Chuck Lennon Park (DeLeon Springs). (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: DeBary Hall, Lake Monroe Park, Gemini Springs Park, Blue Spring State Park, Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, DeLeon Springs State Park

Bike Shops / Rentals:

Deland Cyclery (Deland)

JC's Bike Shop (Deland)

COMMENTS AND PHOTOS... Spring to Spring Trail

A suggested day trip - 10 mile bike ride plus Blue Springs State Park. Start at Lake Beresford Park. Ride the 2 mile park loop, and then the 3 mile trail section to Blue Springs. After visiting the manatees, ride the 3 miles back to Lake Beresford Park and finish by riding the 2-mile park loop in the opposite direction from your first ride

We track the Spring-to-Spring Trail in 3 sections:

  1. From Lake Monroe Park, the first section is exceptionally scenic to DeBary Hall.
  2. The second section continues east from DeBary Hall along Dirksen Road and DeBary Avenue to Green Springs Park where it connects with the East Central Regional Rail Trail.
  3. The third section runs north from DeBary, and includes segments at DeBary Country Club, in Orange City past Blue Spring State Park to Lake Beresford Park, and two separate 2-mile segments between Glenwood and DeLeon Springs.

Section 1: Lake Monroe Park to DeBary Hall

Lake Monroe Park to Gemini Springs Park

The trail between Lake Monroe Park (parking, restrooms, picnic, playground, boardwalk, boat ramp, fishing) and Gemini Springs Park (parking, restrooms, picnic, playground, fishing, canoe launch, hiking and horse trails) meanders 2.4 miles through diverse habitat that includes cypress swamp, oak/palm hammock, pine stand, and prairie.

Gemini Springs Park to DeBary Hall

For the 1.7 miles from Gemini Springs to DeBary Hall (parking, restrooms, historic home), the trail follows the road (Dirksen Dr. and Mansion Blvd.), partly under shaded canopy and the remainder adjacent to the roadbed. At DeBary Hall, go to the Visitors Center to learn more about this historic site.

Section 2: DeBary Hall to Green Springs Park

DeBary Hall to Green Springs Park

This trail segment is mostly along the road, but an important component as it connects the Spring-to-Spring Trail to the East Central Regional Rail Trail at Green Springs Park - and part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail .

Section 3: DeBary to DeLeon Springs

Blue Spring Park to Lake Beresford

This 5.5 mile segment of the Spring-to-Spring trail in Orange City runs past Blue Spring State Park to Lake Beresford Park. The trail runs between the railroad track and the state park, no road crossings (it includes a bridge and a tunnel), and is mostly shaded except for about 3/4 mile at Blue Spring. Excellent recreational ride past forest, fields, and some swamp, totaling 13 miles round-trip when including the Beresford Trails Loop (see below). Blue Spring State Park has the largest spring on the St. John's River and is a designated manatee refuge; parking, restrooms, picnic, camping, kayak/canoe launch, fishing, concession, scuba, hiking and more.

Blue Springs Segment

Blue Spring Park to Lake Beresford

Lake Beresford Trails Loop

At Lake Beresford Park, a pretty 2 mile loop around the trails area. The park includes parking, restrooms, playground, picnic pavilions, and nature hiking trails.

Glenwood to DeLeon Springs

Two segments of 2 miles each are completed, the trail runs along Grand Avenue through residential neighborhoods. The south section runs from W. Minnesota Ave. to King St. The north section runs from Lemon St. to W. Baxter St. A trailhead is listed at Chuck Lennon Park, but the trail ended with no visible directional markers to the park from that point. Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge lies to the west.

Trail along Grand Avenue - south segment

Trail along Grand Avenue - north segment

More information on the Spring-to-Spring Trail

- Volusia County - Spring-to-Spring Trail

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