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East Central Regional Rail Trail...

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The East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT) runs along an abandoned Florida East Coast Railway corridor acquired in 2007. The ECRRT will total more than 50 miles with 48 now completed. It currently runs from Green Springs Park in Enterprise to Guise Road east of Osteen, where a short gap remains. It resumes at Gobblers Lodge Road and continues to Maytown, where it splits with branches running north to Edgewater and south to Titusville. It connects to the Spring-to-Spring Trail at Green Springs Park, and is a component of both the 250-mile Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail, and the 260-mile St. Johns River to Sea Loop. (Map and photos below.)

Trail Update (October 2018): The Volusia County section from Gobblers Lodge Road to Edgewater is complete (25 miles). The connection from Maytown to Titusville in Brevard County is complete, 15 miles. Two new trailheads, at Gobblers Lodge Road, and at Maytown Spur Road.

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East Central Regional Rail-Trail Map
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Location: Volusia and Brevard Counties, Florida
End Points: Green Springs Park in Enterprise to Guise Road in Osteen; from Gobblers Lodge Road to Maytown; from Maytown north to Edgewater; from Maytown south to Titusville
Mileage: 50+ miles planned, 48 miles completed
Surface: Asphalt, 12'
Trailheads/Parking: Volusia County: Thornby Park, Green Springs Park (Enterprise); SR415 bridge, Gobblers Lodge Road (Osteen); Maytown Spur Road (Maytown); SR 442 bridge, Rotary Park (Edgewater). Brevard County: I-95 underpass at Mims, Titusville Visitor Center. (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: DeBary Hall, Gemini Springs Park, American Space Museum and Walk of Fame

Bike Shops / Rentals:

Coast to Coast Bicycle Company (Titusville)

Deland Cyclery (Deland)

JC's Bike Shop (Deland)

East Central Regional Rail Trail... Comments and Photos

Green Springs Park is a hidden gem. Get it right and old downtown Titusville could blossom. When fully complete, this will be a top Florida rail-trail. (Note: although most of the trail is outside our "30-mile radius" of downtown Orlando, the western leg of the trail - Enterprise through Osteen - runs within a "30 mile radius" so we include it here) We describe this long trail in 3 sections, from west to east.


ECRRT (Section 1)... Green Springs Park, East then Southeast to Maytown

This section is part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail .

 

Green Springs Park Trailhead

Green Springs Park serves as a trailhead and connector to the Spring-to-Spring Trail. One of a few green sulphur springs remaining, Green Springs was once popular as a health spa and is now a county park, with parking, water, picnic, playground.


 

Green Spring Park to SR 415 Bridge (Osteen) - 5.5 miles

From the Green Springs trailhead, the East Central Regional Rail Trail is mostly away from roads, with canopied sections and boardwalks over wetlands. Benches are spaced regularly along the trail, there are some crossroads and driveways but traffic is very light if any.


 

SR 415 Trail Bridge to Guise Road - 3 miles

From the trailhead at the SR 415 bridge, the trail currently extends east to Guise Road. (visited August 2018, no work had begun on the gap to Gobblers Lodge Road).

Also from the Osteen trailhead, a separate multi-use paved trail (SR 415 Trail / Beck Ranch Pathway) parallels SR 415 south across the St. Johns River into Seminole County. This eventually will link to the Sanford Riverwalk, and be part of a future Lake Monroe Loop.


 

Gobblers Lodge to Maytown Spur - 8.5 miles

The trail runs from Gobblers Lodge Road to Maytown Spur. Two new trailheads completed - one at Gobblers Lodge Road, one at Maytown Spur Road. Both are parking only at this time, but portalets and benches are coming soon. The trail parallels Maytown Road with a wide buffer. Straight with little shade. A few benches, but no other amenities so be sure to have plenty of sunscreen, water, and snacks. (October 2018)


 

Maytown Spur

Just before Maytown Spur Road, the trail branches - one branch continuing to Edgewater, the other leading to Titusville (Brevard County) as part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail. Continue on the Titusville branch to the Maytown Spur Road trailhead - about 4/10 mile. (October 2018)


ECRRT Section 2... Maytown, North then East to Edgewater

There are two trailheads in this section, at Maytown Spur Road (near where the trail branches to Titusville), and along Cow Creek Road south of the SR 442 bridge.

(Updated: October 2018)

Maytown Spur to Cow Creek Road - 8.5 miles

Leaving Maytown, the trail follows Maytown Road. This section has some shade as well as bridges over wetlands and Cow Creek. The trail leaves the road and passes through a conservation area. Past the underpass at I-95, it's closer to I-95 and some muted traffic sounds can be heard depending on which way the wind is blowing.


Cow Creek Road to Trailhead and SR 442 Bridge - 4.25 miles

After emerging from the conservation area past a sand mine, the trail follows alongside Cow Creek Road for about 1.5 miles before turning away from the road. Though paralleling the road, there's a wide buffer and a quiet ride except for some I-95 traffic sounds depending on the wind.


Cow Creek Road Trailhead and SR 442 Bridge

The trailhead is along Cow Creek Road about 4/10 mile south of the SR 442 bridge. At the trailhead are parking, benches, and port-a-pottie.


SR 442 Bridge to Dale Street - 3.5 miles

The bridge spans SR 442, then the trail continues to Dale St. through one of the prettiest areas along the trail, with well shaded sections and over some wetlands. There are a few road crossings, the busiest at Old Mission Road. Although near the road, this is a quiet ride with a remote feel. From Dale St., a path along W. Park Ave. leads to a trailhead at Rotary Park or continue north to 10th Street and Daytona State College.


Dale Street Extension to 10th St. - 1.25 miles

The trail at Dale St. in Edgewater now extends north to 10th St. and Daytona State College at the New Smyrna Beach city line. After going a short distance through an industrial area, this is a peaceful and pretty section with several boardwalks. Parking is available at Rotary Park.


Rotary Park

From the point where the trail comes out at Dale St., go south to N. Park Ave. and follow the sidewalk to Rotary Park, less than 1/4 mile. Cross at the crosswalk to enter the park. The park has parking, restrooms, playground, basketball court, picnic tables, and walking trail.


ECRRT Section 3... Maytown, South-Southeast to Titusville

From Maytown, the traill runs south-southeast to Titusville as part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail .

(Updated: Oct. 2018)

Maytown Spur to I-95 Trailhead - 7 miles

This East Central Regional Rail Trail section runs from Maytown to a trailhead at I-95 in Mims and continues to Titusville. Leaving the Maytown Spur Trailhead is a pleasant, partiallly shaded section to the Brevard County line. Continuing to the I-95 trailhead, the trail follows a power line - mostly unshaded except for a short section at a creek crossing, and for about 1/2 mile before the trailhead. Road bikers on the Coast-to-Coast Trail will like this uninterrupted ride. This is a remote area, no road crossings. An equestrian trail parallels the bike path. No covered benches or other amenities yet; the I-95 trailhead is currenty parking only.


 

I-95 Trailhead to US Hwy 1 - 5.5 miles

Past I-95 is a more narrow corridor that is partially shaded depending on time of day. Homes can be seen through the trees, and the trail passes Indian River Preserve Golf Club before emerging roadside at Folsom Road. This section is a neighborhood trail serving homes and schools along the path, be careful at the cross streets. The trail runs alongside the road until it meets US 1 at the Mims/Titusville line at Parker Street.


 

US1 to Garden St. / SR406 Bridge - 3.5 miles

The trail runs along busy US 1 for about 3 miles with a wide buffer past businesses and homes, then branches off at Malinda Lane for a little over 1/2 mile to the Garden Street / SR 406 Bridge.


 

SR 406 Bridge to Max Brewer Bridge - 1 mile

From the bridge, the East Central Regional Rail Trail runs through an industrial corridor to Canaveral Ave. and then to Main Street. 12-foot striped bike lanes along Main Street and Indian River Avenue mark the route to the Max Brewer Bridge.

 

Titusville has become a biking hub, situated along the Coast-to-Coast Trail, St. Johns River to Sea Loop, and East Coast Greenway. It is a designated Florida Trail Town.

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