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Spring-to-Spring Trail... South Volusia County Biking

The Spring-to-Spring Trail is ultimately envisioned as a 26-mile recreational trail from Lake Monroe to DeLeon Springs. Four paved segments are currently completed totaling about 22 miles. A portion also is a part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail - when complete, it will rank among the premier trails in Florida. (Detailed map and photos below.)

Spring-to-Spring Trail, Orlando biking, Volusia County

Location: Volusia County
End Points: Lake Monroe Park to DeBary Hall to Green Springs Park; Blue Spring State Park to Lake Beresford Park; Glenwood to DeLeon Springs.
Mileage: 22 miles to date, 26 miles when done
Surface: Asphalt, 8-12'
Trailheads/Parking: Lake Monroe Park, Gemini Springs Park, DeBary Hall, Blue Spring Trailhead (Blue Springs Ave.), Lake Beresford Park, Barkely Dog Park (Glenwood), Chuck Lennon Park (DeLeon Springs). (See map)
Nearby Points of Interest: DeBary Hall, Lake Monroe Park, Gemini Springs Park, Blue Spring State Park, Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, DeLeon Springs State Park

Bike Shops / Rentals:

Deland Cyclery (Deland)

JC's Bike Shop (Deland)

COMMENTS AND PHOTOS... Spring to Spring Trail

A suggested day trip - 10 mile bike ride plus Blue Springs State Park. Start at Lake Beresford Park. Ride the 2 mile park loop, and then the 3 mile trail section to Blue Springs. After visiting the manatees, ride the 3 miles back to Lake Beresford Park and finish by riding the 2-mile park loop in the opposite direction from your first ride


We track the Spring-to-Spring Trail in 3 sections:

  1. From Lake Monroe Park, the first section is exceptionally scenic to DeBary Hall.
  2. The second section continues east from DeBary Hall along Dirksen Road and DeBary Avenue to Green Springs Park where it connects with the East Central Regional Rail Trail.
  3. The third section runs north from DeBary, and includes segments at DeBary Country Club, in Orange City past Blue Spring State Park to Lake Beresford Park, and along Grand Ave. between Glenwood and DeLeon Springs.

Section 1: Lake Monroe Park to DeBary Hall

 

Lake Monroe Park to Gemini Springs Park

The trail is part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail, a shared-use lane now spans the St. John's River bridge linking it to the C2C in Seminole County. The Spring-to-Spring Trail starts here at Lake Monroe Park (parking, restrooms, picnic, playground, boardwalk, boat ramp, fishing), then meanders 2.4 miles through diverse habitat that includes cypress swamp, oak/palm hammock, pine stand, and prairie to Gemini Springs Park (parking, restrooms, picnic, playground, fishing, canoe launch, hiking and horse trails)


 

Gemini Springs Park to Mansion Blvd.

For the 1.7 miles from Gemini Springs to DeBary Hall, the trail follows the road (Dirksen Dr.), partly under shaded canopy and the remainder adjacent to the roadbed. At Mansion Blvd. turn off to DeBary Hall and the trailhead, or continue on to Section 2 to Green Spring Park.


 

Mansion Blvd. to DeBary Hall

Cross Dirksen Dr. onto Mansion Blvd. and ride to the DeBary Hall Trailhead (parking, restrooms). Stop at the Visitors Center at the Trailhead to learn more about this historic site. (Updated: March 2018)


Section 2: DeBary Hall to Green Springs Park

This 3-mile trail segment is mostly along the road and unshaded, but an important component as it connects the Spring-to-Spring Trail to the East Central Regional Rail Trail at Green Springs Park - and is part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail . (Updated: March 2018)

 

DeBary Hall to Enterprise

From DeBary Hall (Mansion Blvd.) trail follows Dirksen Drive east to I-4. Past I-r the road name changes to DeBary Ave., the trail continuing alongside the roadway with some cross-streets.

 


 

Enterprise to Green Springs Park

After entering Enterprise, the roadway runs through a less commercial area, then turns away from the road at Jacob Brock Ave. At Providence Blvd. is a link to parking at Thornby Park, then the trail runs on a boardwalk parallel to Perimeter Drive before arriving at Green Springs Park. Continuing past Green Springs Park, you are now on the East Central Regional Rail Trail.


Section 3: DeBary to DeLeon Springs

Blue Spring Park to Lake Beresford

This 5.5 mile segment of the Spring-to-Spring trail in Orange City runs past Blue Spring State Park to Lake Beresford Park. The trail runs between the railroad track and the state park, no road crossings (it includes a bridge and a tunnel), and is mostly shaded except for about 3/4 mile at Blue Spring. Excellent recreational ride past forest, fields, and some swamp, totaling 13 miles round-trip when including the Beresford Trails Loop (see below). Blue Spring State Park has the largest spring on the St. John's River and is a designated manatee refuge; parking, restrooms, picnic, camping, kayak/canoe launch, fishing, concession, scuba, hiking and more.

Blue Springs Segment

Blue Spring Park to Lake Beresford


Lake Beresford Trails Loop

At Lake Beresford Park, a pretty 2 mile loop around the trails area. The park includes parking, restrooms, playground, picnic pavilions, and nature hiking trails.


Glenwood to DeLeon Springs

The trail runs 6 miles along Grand Avenue through Glenwood. The south section from W. Minnesota Ave. to King St. is a paved path next to the road, then continues on bike lanes to Lemon St. The north section runs from Lemon St. to W. Baxter St. as a bike path. From Baxter Street, a street route leads to Chuck Lennon Park (parking, restrooms, picnic pavilion, playground, playing fields, mountain bike trails), and to the entrance of DeLeon Springs State Park. (Updated: March 2018)

Trail along Grand Avenue - south section

W. Minnesota Ave. to Lemon St.

Trail along Grand Avenue - north segment

Lemon St. to W. Baxter St.

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