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Kissimmee Loop Trail
Latest update: March 2023
The City of Kissimmee recognizes the importance of incorporating walking and biking as transportation options and has adopted a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan that includes dedicated paths for biking and walking. The Kissimmee Loop Trail runs almost 7 miles, linking residential neighborhoods to downtown, the medical arts district, and the Shingle Creek Regional Trail. The trail bridge over John Young Parkway is a bonus. (Map and photos below.)
Kissimmee Loop Trail Map
Location: Osceola County (Kissimmee)
Mileage: About 7 miles
Surface: Asphalt, 12'; sidewalk, bike lanes
Trailheads/Parking: Osceola County Welcome Center, Oak St. Park, Lakeside Park, Brinson Park. Parking at some of the businesses along the route. (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: Walt Disney World, Shingle Creek Regional Park, Silver Spurs Rodeo, Gatorland
Bike Shops / Rentals:
Orange Lake Bike Rental (Kissimmee)
In our view, the best recreational biking section of this trail is along the northern leg from the Shingle Creek Regional Trail connector at Warbird Blvd. to Central Avenue. Note: while called a "trail loop," the eastern leg is still mostly sidewalk with a major road crossing at U.S. Hwy. 192. Most recreational bikers will combine the northern leg of the Kissimmee Trail with the Shingle Creek Regional Trail, using a nice underpass next to the creek at Hwy. 192 (near Steffee Landing at Shingle Creek Regional Park) to connect to the southern leg of the Kissimmee Trail (see map). Once known as a cattle town, Kissimmee today is better known for its proximity to Walt Disney World, with accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.
The 7-mile loop connects to the Shingle Creek Regional Trail at two points - at Warbird Boulevard (north) and at Hoagland Boulevard (south). We follow the Loop clockwise from the north connector point to the south.
This section runs almost totally through residential areas of Kissimmee. There are several busy roads, so take care and use the flashing light signals when crossing. Starting from the Shingle Creek Trail, the Kissimmee Loop Trail runs past apartments around a retention pond, to Warbird Blvd., then continues east along a powerline easement. After crossing N. Hoagland Blvd., it runs between two gated communities - look for the trail to the left. After exiting the communities the trail is roadside along Kensington Rd. Past Dyer Blvd., it again continues along an easement through residential areas to N. Thacker Ave.
After crossing N. Thacker, the trail crosses a bridge over a canal, then continues along the canal (part of the city's drainage system), passing apartments along the way.
Crossing the John Young Pkwy. bridge is a highlight, with its circular ramps. Parking is available in a couple of spots at the base, or at nearby businesses
Past the bridge, the trail continues around a large retention pond (birds and alligators!) to N. Central Ave. The trail continues for a short distance, then ends and a sidewalk route begins.
The paved trail ends at N. Central Ave. and continues along a sidewalk with several road crossings including a major one at W. Vine St. (Hwy. 192) so be very careful when crossing. While not a preferred recreational route, it serves locally as a link to Kissimmee's Medical Arts District, an elementary school, and businesses.
From North Central Ave., the trail runs along MLK Jr. Blvd. on a wide sidewalk and bike lanes. Several road crossings, the largest at John Young Pkwy. At Emory St., the Emory Canal Trail crosses MLK Jr. Blvd. - Oak Street Park a block to the north provides parking, restrooms, water, picnic tables, and playground. Past N. Thacker Ave., the sidewalk widens into a 12-foot bike path. At Kissimmee Gateway Airport, the trail turns away from the road and loops around the airport to Hoagland Blvd., where it again connects to the Shingle Creek Trail.
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