Flagler Trail

The Flagler Trail runs approximately 14 miles and is mostly unpaved. The Flagler Trail is located in rural Seminole County. Because of its length, scenic beauty, and accommodation of various activities, the Flagler Trail has been designated as one of the county's Showcase Trails.

photo: Rustic Flagler Trail in beautiful Seminole County, Florida Type: Equestrian Trail, Greenway, Mountain Bike Trail, Nature Trail, Rail Trail, Urban Trail
Length: 8.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Wildlife Observation
Agency:
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Begins at the Northern-most point at St. Johns River Trailhead and lake Harney Wilderness Area in Geneva, Fl
States: Florida
Counties: Seminole
Latitude: 28.70954   Longitude: -81.12397

Railtrail that connects Geneva to Chuluota, traveling through the Little Big Econ State Forest and bridge crossing Econlockhatchee River.

Description

The Flagler Trail runs approximately 14 miles and is mostly unpaved. The Flagler Trail is located in rural Seminole County. Because of its length, scenic beauty, and accommodation of various activities, the Flagler Trail has been designated as one of the county's Showcase Trails.
The Flagler Trail is located along an abandoned railroad known as the Okeechobee Branch of the Florida East Coast Railway that later came to be known as State Road 13.
The corridor was never used as a road, however, and the railroad was eventually abandoned in the fifties. The right-of-way was acquired by Seminole County in 1984 from the Florida Department of Transportation and was restricted to public use. Around 1975, the Florida Trail Association designated the southern portion of the trail as a part of the Florida National Scenic Trail, a designation that is given by the U.S. Congress based on the length and scenic quality of a trail. It has been functioning as a public wilderness trail ever since.
Begin your journey at the northern-most point at St. Johns River Trailhead and Lake Harney Wilderness Area. Continue on to Little Big Econ State Forest and bridge crossing Econlockhatchee River. Continue on to Snowhill Road Trailhead where you'll experience an untouched, completely shaded canopy of trees on your route. Seminole County has two equine designated areas. The entire Flagler Trail is designated for local unpaved horseback riding.

Additional Details

Width: 120 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 2012

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Flagler Trail - Seminole County

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Public Contact:
Lori Hartsock
Program Coordinator
Seminole County Greenways and Natural Lands
3485 N. County Road 426
Geneva , FL 32732
407-349-0959
lhartsock@seminolecountyfl.gov

 

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