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The Spring-to-Spring Trail is a Volusia County Showcase Trail. When finished it will total about 30 miles, currently, 27 miles are complete with one gap remaining. Here, we focus on the southern section of the trail, 2.5 miles from Lake Monroe Park in DeBary to the Gemini Springs North Trailhead. This section is within our "30 mile radius" of Orlando. For details on the entire trail, visit us at 100FloridaTrails.com . (Detailed map and photos below.)
Spring to Spring Trail Map
Location: Volusia County
End Points: East leg: Lake Monroe Park to Gemini Springs Park to DeBary Hall to Green Springs Park. West leg: Lake Monroe Park to Rob Sullivan Park to Blue Spring State Park to Lake Beresford Park; Glenwood to DeLeon Springs. (1 gap at DeLand.)
Mileage: 27 miles to date, 30 miles when done
Surface: Asphalt, 8-12'
Trailheads/Parking: Lake Monroe Park. Eastbound: Gemini Springs North Trailhead, Gemini Springs Park, DeBary Hall, Thornby Park, Green Springs Park. Northbound: Rob Sullivan Park, Blue Springs State Lake Beresford Park, Fichter Trail Rest (Glenwood), Chuck Lennon Park, Park (DeLeon Springs), DeLeon Springs State Park. (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)
The Spring-to-Spring Trail is part of both the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail and St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop . At its start in Lake Monroe Park in DeBary, it's part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail to Dirksen Drive, where it meets the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop and diverges into two legs. See details at www.100FloridaTrails.com
At Lake Monroe Park in DeBary, a shared-use lane (about a half mile, separated from the road by a concrete barrier) spans the St. Johns River bridge, connecting to the Cross Seminole Trail at Wayside Park in Sanford as part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.
At the end of the bridge, the trail crosses the entry to Lake Monroe Park and continues on a short loop to Old DeLand Road. It then parallels the road to the trailhead (parking, restrooms, picnic, fix-it-station). From the trailhead is also a link into the park, with additional parking, restrooms, picnic, playground, boardwalk, boat ramp, and fishing.
From the Lake Monroe trailhead, the trail (also called the Pat Northey Pathway) is an exceptionally scenic ride, meandering through diverse habitat that includes cypress swamp, oak/palm hammock, pine stand, and prairie to Dirksen Drive and the Gemini Springs North Trailhead (parking only). This section also intersects several hiking trails - we biked a short distance on the "blue" trail, but found many roots plus sections torn up by wild hogs.
View our complete report on the entire trail and gaps at www.100FloridaTrails.com (see 120+Trail photos). Used by both recreational and long-distance bikers, hikers, joggers, and skaters, the remaining legs of the Spring-to-Spring Trail can meet most riding interests and styles from natural areas and parks, to suburban roadways, to open straightaways.
East-Central Regional Rail-Trail
Cross Seminole Trail
Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail
St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop
Run / St. Johns River
See bike trails in South Volusia County
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