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Shingle Creek Regional Trail... Osceola County Section

Completed Bike Trail Sections in Kissimmee and Osceola County, Florida

The Shingle Creek Regional Trail in Osceola County, located in the busy Disney tourist corridor along US 192 in Kissimmee, will eventually run 15 miles from the Orange/Osceola County line to Kissimmee Lakefront Park (linkiing with the Orange County/Orlando section of the trail will total 32 miles when completed). We like the area north of US 192 - visit the Steffee Homestead and Pioneer Village for a pleasant family outing. Amenities on the trail include benches, picnic tables, bridges and boardwalks, with parks along the way providing parking, restrooms and other facilities. Directional signs are located all along the trail, very useful. Detailed map and photos below.

Shingle Creek Trail, Orlando biking, Osceola County

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Location: Osceola County (Kissimmee)
Mileage: 9 miles, 15 when completed
Surface: Paved, 6-12 feet
Trailheads/Parking: Shingle Creek Regional Park, Osceola County Welcome Center, Pioneer Village, Kissimmee Lakefront Park (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: Walt Disney World, Warbird Museum, Silver Spurs Rodeo, Gatorland

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Shingle Creek Regional Trail (Osceola County)... Comments and Photos

Two sections in Osceola County are complete:

  1. To the west, 7 miles - from near the Orange County line through Shingle Creek Regional Park, linking to the Kissimmee Loop Trail, then continuing as a more narrow pathway along N. Hoagland Blvd.
  2. To the east,  2 miles - this includes the trail at Kissimmee Lakefront Park and an extension running south along Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho).

North from Steffee Landing (US 192) - 3.5 miles

Bike parking is behind the Osceola County Welcome Center/History Museum near Marker 15 at 4155 W. Vine St. (US 192). The trail to the north is the most scenic, running through portions of Shingle Creek Regional Park. Complete except for the connector to the Orange County section of the trail.

Steffee Landing to Pioneer Village Connector

Starting from the Welcome Center/History Museum, we first rode the trail under US 192 to visit Steffee Landing and the Paddling Center. We then returned and proceeded north about 3/4 mile to the Pioneer Village Connector. This is an easy ride paralleling Shingle Creek, with picnic tables, boardwalks, and benches along the way. Signage is excellent. The connector to Pioneer Village runs an additional 6/10 mile, crossing Shingle Creek on a bridge near Babb Landing (more below).


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Steffee Landing - Steffee Homestead

The Steffee Family arrived from Kentucky in 1883, here they plantedcitrus and raised cattle. Located off US 192 (W. Vine St.) at Marker 15, this area spans both sides of Shingle Creek, connected by a bridge. On the east side, the trail runs past the Paddling Center which provides amenities for trail riders; the original 1890 family cabin is here. On the west side is the 1911 family homestead, parking, a pavilion and restroom plus hiking trails which link 1.5 miles to the Bass Road location (picnic pavilion/grill, playground, dog park).

Steffee Homestead

Historical buildings include the Steffee Family Cabin (1890) and Steffee Family Homestead (1911), caretakers cottage (1920) (located along the hiking trail) and sawmill.
More about Steffee Homestead

Paddling Center at Steffee Landing

Public kayak/canoe launch, fishing pier, picnicking, play area, and restrooms. The outfitter offers kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals, tours, and lessons.
More about Steffee Landing


Pioneer Village Connector to Osceola Pkwy.

This is the newest section of trail, from the Pioneer Village connector about 2.5 miles to just short of Osceola Pkwy. (future connection to Shingle Creek Regional Trail in Orange County). Very pleasant ride with several boardwalks. To the west it borders Shingle Creek along a protected conservation area. To the east it parallels the Tapestry community, separated by wide ponds and locked gates. Along the ponds, we saw numerous birds including a roseate spoonbill, and alligator. The trail ends about 1/4 mile south of Osceola Pkwy, a future link to Orange County's section of the trail.


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Babb Landing - Pioneer Village

From the road, parking is located along Babb Road. From the trail, follow the 6/10 mile connector toward Pioneer Village. Facilities here are parking, restroom, picnic area/pavilion with grills, hiking trails. Big playing field for the kids. This was property originally owned by the Babb Family, local citrus growers. Also here (just past the bridge) is Yates Road, an unpaved trail leading 6/10 mile south to the Ruba location (picnic pavilion, playground, restrooms).

Connector to Pioneer Village and Park

The trail crosses a bridge over Shingle Creek, then passes Babb Landing (onto Shingle Creek). The paved trail goes straight to Pioneer Village, parking and picnic area, or to the right an unpaved path (hiking and biking) circles behind Pioneer Village.

Pioneer Village

The Village includes original old Osceola County homes and structures that were relocated and preserved. Entry fee applies. Tours, historical re-enactments.
More about Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

South from Steffee Landing (US 192) - 3 miles

From Steffee Landing, the trail runs about 1/2 mile to N. Hoagland Blvd. Two options: (1) continue straight to the Kissimmee Loop Trail which circles Kissimmee for 7 miles and connects back to the Shingle Creek Regional Trail at Warbird Blvd. (2) go right on N. Hoagland Blvd. (the Hoagland Connector), then a bike route along sidewalk and bike lane leads south to Jack Calhoun Drive (future Lancaster Ranch Park). From here, it will eventually link to Kissimmee Lakefront Park.

Steffee Landing to N. Hoagland Blvd.

Leaving Steffee Landing, the trail runs about a half mile and over a boardwalk to N. Hoagland Blvd. Cross N. Hoagland to the Kissimmee Loop Trail, or go right to continue on Shingle Creek Regional Trail.


Hoagland Blvd. Connector

The trail runs along N. Hoagland Blvd. on a 6-8 foot pathway to Jack Calhoun Drive (2.5 miles). With a narrow median and bike lane separating from traffic, this is a less scenic ride. The pathway gets narrower in sections but then widens again. While it runs on both sides of the road, we recommend the west side along the boundary of Shingle Creek Regional Park (fewer driveways or road crossings). The bridge over Old Tampa Hwy. and a railroad track is a notable feature. Cross N. Hoagland Blvd. at Jack Calhoun Drive. The new Lancaster Ranch Park is planned for development here, then the trail will eventually continue to the existing section south of Kissimmee Lakefront Park.

Trail at Kissimmee Lakefront Park (north to south) - 2.5 miles

Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Kissimmee Lakefront Park facilities include restrooms, picnic pavilions, playground, splash pad, marina, concession, and fishing piers. The trail runs one mile lakeside through the park from Neptune Road, where a pathway continues to St. Cloud.
More about Kissimmee Lakefront Park .


Marina to S. Clyde Ave.

Leaving the Marina, a path runs along both sides of Lakeview Drive, then they converge at a cycle track. The track runs along Lakeview Drive to S. Clyde Ave. (about 900 feet).


S. Clyde Ave. to Toho Vista

Shingle Creek Regional Trail then continues alongside S. Clyde Ave. for about 1/4 mile before turning off through a natural area along Lake Toho. This is a scenic area with a boardwalk, continuing to the temporary trail end (about a mile).

History, Information and Resources

About Shingle Creek:

Shingle Creek was named in the late 19th century after the cypress trees that lined the bank, which were used to make wood shingles. Beginning in south Orange County, the creek forms the northernmost headwaters of The Everglades. Flowing into Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho), it continues down the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes to Lake Okeechobee and then The Everglades. The creek and surrounding area are protected wetlands due to their importance to Everglades restoration efforts.

About Shingle Creek Regional Park:

1,000 acre Shingle Creek Regional Park is a lovely oasis along Shingle Creek, winding from the Orange/Osceola County Line south to Lake Toho. In addition to biking on Shingle Creek Regional Trail, activities include hiking, picnicking, fishing, and paddling. Several locations within the park (Steffee Landing/Steffee Homestead), Babb Landing/Pioneer Village, Ruba, Bass Road, Marsh Landing) provide parking, restrooms, picnic pavilions, grills, playgrounds, historic structures/exhibits, dog park, creek access (see details for each location ).

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