Hiking & Biking
Eco-adventurers will find the Daytona Beach area rich in natural treasures! We invite you to enjoy more than 70 miles - and growing! - of showcase trails. Hike or bike the nature trails, explore the lush botanical and tropical diversity each trail offers or bicycle on the beach. Rent a bicycle or take a hike without leaving the beaten path!
Long-distance bike riders can enjoy more than 45 miles of connected trails within Volusia County and, with additional connections to trails in the counties to the south and to the west, can travel up to 65 miles one-way.
October through April is ideal for hiking and biking. However, early summer mornings can be a nice way to beat the heat. Please remember to plan accordingly and bring plenty of hydration, bug repellent and sunscreen, and observe trail rules.
Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve
The Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve affords a variety of trail experiences, including equestrian. Check out these detailed maps of Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve and East Volusia County bicycling routes.
Lyonia Preserve, known for its ultra-friendly scrub jay population, provides a range of trails, some hilly, from .4 to 2.4 miles.
The River-to-Sea Loop is an exciting trail network that with completion in 2025 will provide a 260-mile off road paved route throughout five counties in Central Florida.
Spring-To-Spring and East Central Regional Rail Trail
You can begin your Spring-to-Spring Trail and East Central Regional Rail Trail adventures from multiple trailheads. Both are part of the larger St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop and are designed to accommodate walkers, joggers, inline skaters, bicyclists and people with disabilities. The Spring-to-Spring Tail, runs 23.9 miles and, when complete will stretch 27.2 miles from Gemini Springs Park to DeLeon Springs State Park. There are five trailheads - DeBary Hall Historic Site, Gemini Springs Park, Lake Monroe Park, Lake Beresford Park, Blue Spring State Park and along Grand Avenue in Glenwood.
The Sweetheart Trail is a multi-use pathway for traffic-free travel that runs along the Halifax River and through historic downtown Daytona Beach. The trail is part of Daytona Beach's section of the East Coast Greenway, a 2,900-mile-long shared-use trail between Calais, Maine, and Key West, Florida. The trail enters Daytona Beach at Sickler Park, under the Seabreeze Bridge, and continues south to Beville Road. The trail is named after the 75-foot yacht built in Daytona Beach and owned by wealthy business magnate Charles Grover Burgoyne and his wife Mary Therese MacCauley Burgoyne, who retired to Daytona Beach in 1894. Burgoyne, who frequently cruised the Halifax River in The Sweetheart, was also mayor of Daytona Beach and the commodore of the Halifax River Yacht Club.
Volusia County Bicycling Map
For detailed bicycling routes in West Volusia County, check out the Volusia County Bicycling Map for the Experienced Cyclist.
Explore the parks and trails of beautiful Volusia County! Situated on the east coast of Central Florida, Volusia County includes 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and New Smyrna Beach. You will discover many wonders beyond the beaches with this app. There are charming historic towns, stunning springs where you can visit the manatees, and beautiful views of the St. Johns River. There is a place to hike, bike, and paddle to suit every traveler’s interests.
Quickly find things to do, see, or know, and find what services are available using the index. If you have a cell signal, you can get turn-by-turn directions from your current location to the site you want to visit.
Watch video: Hike and bike your way along miles of smiles on the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop.
Check out the Ultimate Daytona Beach Trail Guide which features the Ale Trail, Motorsports Trail, Mural Trail, Iconic Trail, African American Heritage Trail and the Statues and Monuments Trail. To watch a brief video overview of these trails and tours, click here.