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The paved path is part of the Osceola County pedestrian and biking plan. The pathway follows the east side of Pleasant Hill Road about 8 miles from US 17-92 (S. Orange Blossom Trail) in Kissimmee to Cypress Parkway at Poinciana. While not a recreational destination, this is a neighborhood trail connecting residential areas with shopping, restaurants, and schools along the route. (Map and photos below.)
Pleasant Hill Pathway map
Location: Osceola County (Kissimmee)
Mileage: 8 miles
Surface: Asphalt, 12'
Trailheads/Parking: Parking at some of the businesses along the pathway. (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, Shingle Creek Regional Park, Warbird Museum, Silver Spurs Rodeo, Gatorland
Bike Shops / Rentals:
Kissimmee Bike Rental (Celebration)
Evolve Bicycles (Celebration)
Orange Lake Bike Rental (Kissimmee)
Pleasant Hill Road is a busy road with no bike lanes. The pathway is more of a glorified sidewalk (there are no trail markings). The Pleasant Hill Road Recreational Pathway was originally built as a "recreational bike trail" located out in the country, away from town with very little traffic. Only about 5 years ago, it still had rural characteristics with fields and cattle. Road bikes especially were seen taking advantage of the long straightaways . Those days are gone. Now lined with residential and commercial development, and more under construction, there are many driveways and road crossings. Today, it's a useful commuter path for sure, but we would no longer refer to it as a "recreational" pathway.
We toured the Pathway from south to north. Starting from Osceola Pkwy., the Pathway crosses a bridge over Reedy Creek. The remainder of the path goes past residential developments and businesses. There still are a couple of undeveloped fields, but even those have for sale signs posted.
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