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Happy Florida Biking Month! Enjoy the spring weather with a bike ride on your favorite trail. Check out our Online Trail Guide to find nearby trails or browse the Community Trails Calendar for group cycling opportunities and other events happening all month.

Tune into March’s Outdoor Florida webinar on March 13th at 10a.m. ET. In celebration of Florida Biking Month, our guest speaker is Lisa M. Lake, Executive Director of Bike Florida. She will provide an overview of the many rides, tours and awareness events they lead throughout the state, including tours on the renowned Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail from St. Petersburg to Titusville. Bike Florida was founded in 1992 to help Florida communities expand their bicycle awareness, education and infrastructure through bicycle tourism. Click here to sign up.

Are you in need of technical assistance to help with the development or restoration of parks, trails, conservation areas, rivers, wildlife habitats, or outdoor recreation opportunities? The National Park Service administers a Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program which provides (non-monetary) technical assistance to local partners tailored to the specific needs of a project. The deadline to apply is March 1st, but interested parties may reach out to Michael Schilling with the NPS today to fast track their application if the proposed project is already compatible with the program. Looking for a different kind of grant? View our Grants webpage for a full list of trail and recreation funding sources.

The first Florida Greenways and Trails Council Meeting of 2024 will take place in Winter Haven on March 27th and 28th. The meeting notice and agenda can be found on the Council webpage once available. All Council meetings are open to the public.

March 2024 activity month calendar

For more information on requesting a speaker, visit the Contact Us webpage. 

Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail Story Map Guide

The Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail (C2C) was conceived as an ambitious effort to create a continuous paved multi-use trail across the state of Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, the first state trail of its kind in the United States. It will span approximately 250 miles and is currently 88 percent complete. The trail will link communities between St. Petersburg and Titusville along its entire length, allowing residents and visitors to explore Central Florida by bicycle or foot. The trail is linking all or part of several existing multi-use trails and will be managed by a broad range of communities and agencies. The Coast-to-Coast Trail Alliance is coordinated by OGT. For more information, visit OGT's C2C Alliance webpage.

The Coast-to-Coast Story Map Guide is the culmination of efforts to create a practical, adaptable, accessible mode for communicating information about the trail including wayfinding, alternate routes for large gaps, amenities and local information. 

Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail Mapping Update

The initial scouting and mapping of the 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail (CT) was completed in 2007, but periodic updates are needed for a trail of this length and magnitude. For our latest map upgrade, we changed the appearance and scope of the 26 segment maps to make them clearer and more informative. For more information, visit OGT's CT segments webpage. We have also created a CT Story Map and a Suwannee River Wilderness State Trail Story Map.

Save the Date for our monthly Outdoor Florida Webinar Series

Outdoor Florida Webinar Series

For more information, visit the Outdoor Florida Webinar Series webpage.

Trail Safety Video

With our sunny skies and active lifestyles, Florida’s residents and visitors enjoy exploring our numerous miles of trails. Trail safety is important, particularly where trails and roadways cross. We all need to do our part to protect one another and prevent accidents. Whether as a motorist or trail user, we have a shared responsibility to:

  • Look and listen.
  • Obey signs and markings.
  • Take responsibility for our own safety.

The Florida Department of Transportation and the DEP's Division of Recreation and Parks joined together to put the spotlight on this important topic by developing a Trail Safety Video.

Feel free to share or download the video along with the extra information found below ... and remember to Always Put Safety First.

                                         More Trail Safety Information
Trail Safety Poster
Trail Safety at Crossings

For even more information on trail safety, please visit our Assistance and Resources webpage.


Do you enjoy hiking, biking, paddling or horseback riding? OGT, within the Division of Recreation and Parks, provides statewide leadership and coordination to establish, expand and promote non-motorized trails that make up the Florida Greenways and Trails System, pursuant to the Florida Greenways and Trails Act (Chapter 260, Florida Statutes). More can be found in the OGT office overview and historical timeline

"Florida's Growing Trail System" article in the March/April 2019 issue of Quality Cities Magazine provides an overview of Florida's trail system and Trail Town program.

To be included in OGT's online calendar, send regional and state event announcements to Doug Alderson.

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Segment 12 Map Book

Segment 12 map book for the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail
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Florida Bike Touring and State Trail Public Camping Options

Florida Bike Touring and State Trail Public Camping Options

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