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Seminole-Wekiva Trail... Seminole County Bike Trail

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Build on bed of the former Orange Belt Railway, the 14-mile suburban Seminole-Wekiva Trail links Altamonte Springs, Longwood, and Lake Mary -- passing through residential and semi-rural areas (check out the cows and horses) as well as shops and restaurants. This Central Florida biking trail links residential and commercial areas and is popular with the local residents for commuting as well as for recreation. (More photos, detailed map, and commentary below.)

There are some un-shaded areas, but for the most part this is a shaded and comfortable trail with benches and rest stops located along its length. The trail crosses several roads, most with limited traffic but some are busy and care must be taken. The underpasses at Markham Woods Road and route 434, and at Lake Mary Blvd. and International Pkwy. are real bonuses for crossing these very busy intersections.


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Location: Seminole County (Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Lake Mary)
End Points: Altamonte Springs to Lake Mary
Mileage: 14 miles; bridge over Interstate 4 links to Cross Seminole Trail
Surface: Asphalt, 13'
Trailheads/Parking: San Sebastian Trailhead, Seminole County Softball Complex, EE Williamson Rd., Jones Trailhead, Markham Trailhead. Park also at the Oakmonte shopping plaza in Lake Mary. (See detailed map, left)
Bike Shops/Rentals: Longwood, Lake Mary (see links above right)
Nearby Points of Interest: Seminole County Softball Complex

COMMENTARY and BOBCAT'S PHOTO GALLERY (hover over photo for larger view)

Comments by Mudfish: Rated as a "Destination" trail, this long rail-trail that has grown better with age - bigger shade trees, new underpass at Lake Mary Blvd, and now ending with a 0.4 mile unpaved ride to the Wekiva River. Drawback: 2 big road crossings (Montgomery Rd & CR46A).
San Sebastian (SR 436) Trailhead to Montgomery Road
A wooded residential area, this is a surprisingly pretty stretch of the trail with a bridge over the Little Wekiva River. San Sebastian Trailhead has parking, picnic, water. Be very careful at the Montgomery Road crossing!
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Parking at San Sebastian Trailhead Crossing the Little Wekiva River Between trailhead and Montgomery Road Trail crossing at Montgomery
Montgomery Road to SR 434
This section is a pleasant, mostly shady ride passing Sanlando Park and the Seminole County Softball Complex (parking, restrooms, picnic pavilion, playing fields, playground).
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Between Montgomery and SR434 Entrance to Sanlando Park Ramp leads to the Softball Complex Underpass at SR434
SR 434 to Lake Mary Blvd.
Here the trail runs between Markham Woods Road and I-4, but is sufficiently off the road and tranquil through residential and semi-rural areas. Parking is available at EE Williamson Road (mile marker 4), and the Jones Trailhead has parking, benches and water. Approaching Lake Mary is a big pasture with horses.
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Just north of the SR434 underpass, next to Markham Woods Rd. SR434 to EE Williamson Parking at EE Williamson Road North of EE Williamson
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Typical road crossing Jones Trailhead Between Jones Trailhead and Lake Mary Blvd. Horse pasture at Lake Mary
Lake Mary Blvd. to CR46A
Shopping and restaurants at the intersection of Lake Mary Blvd. and International Pkwy. create a pleasant stop-off point. The underpass crosses busy Lake Mary Blvd. to International Pkwy (mile marker 7.5) where the trail continues through the business park to Colonial Towne Park Center (shops and restaurants). The bridge over I-4 links to the Cross Seminole Trail at Rinehart Road. Note: almost no shade from Lake Mary Blvd north to CR46A.
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Take a break, shops and restaurants at Lake Mary Blvd. and International Pkwy. Underpass at Lake Mary Blvd. Trail through the business park AAA World Headquarters is located here I-4 bridge links to the Cross Seminole Trail
CR46A to Markham Trailhead
Cross CR46A and then International Pkwy. and the trail follows the road a short distance before it turns west. The Sylvan Lake Junction Station here is a good stopping off point with benches and water. The trail parallels Markham Road but enough off the road to maintain a tranquil feeling, for an enjoyable ride. There are several rest stops and overlooks. At Lake Markham Rd. turn right to go to Sylvan Lake Park and the playing fields (trail is on the sidewalk). Continue on the trail to the  Markham Trailhead (parking, restrooms) at the mile 13 marker. This section of the trail is also an equestrian path.
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Road crossing at CR46A and International Pkwy. On the trail Overlook Equestrian path Markham Trailhead
Markham Trailhead to Wekiva River
Continuing along the trail to the intersection of Markham Road and Longwood-Markham Rd., cross the road and around the barrier for a treat and great way to end the ride on this first-class trail -- a 0.4 mile unpaved ride to the Wekiva River. Walk down a short trail to view the river, several hiking trails also wind through this area.
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Leaving Markham Trailhead Paved trail end Trail to the river End of trail, start of walking trail down to the river Wekiva River
Trail Art
North of E.E Williamson Road (mile markers 4-4.5), stop and view the fence art - paintings with quotes of more than 80 celebrities and historical figures, a snapshot of history/pop history. Done by Jeff Sonksen, a self-trained artist and carpenter by trade, the paintings hang on the fence outside his parents' home along the trail. Warning: if you read all the quotes, you'll be there awhile!
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More information on the Seminole-Wekiva Trail (links open in new window):

- Seminole County Parks & Recreation - Seminole-Wekiva Trail

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