Volusia County's trails meet the recreational needs of all people, regardless of age, economic status or physical ability. No matter what kind of trail recreation experience you are seeking, you can find enjoyment on one of our various types of trails.
|County Council to break ground on rail trail overpasses Jan. 24|
Our trails have been organized according to use. Trail maps can be found by clicking on one of the links below.
- Showcase multi-use trails
- Enhanced bicycle/pedestrian trails
- Primitive hiking, biking and equestrian trails
- Paddling trails
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Trails program history
Trail development in Volusia County has grown out of a collaborative process since the late 1990s. In November 1999, the Volusia County Council approved the first Trails Plan and the official Trails Plan map.
Since then, two countywide summits have been held to update the plan and add or delete segments. These summits attracted representatives from most cities and many interested citizens. The most recent council-approved Trails Plan shows the vision for an interconnected trail network accessible to nearly all residents and visitors of Volusia County.
One of the main goals of the summits was to link schools, parks and retail outlets through a series of interconnected paths as stand-alone trails or on-road facilities. The main backbone of the system, the Showcase Multi-use Trails, are to be developed by Volusia County while various cities will contribute the links (enhanced bicycle/pedestrian trails).
The first trail to be developed was the Spring-to-Spring Trail in western Volusia County. This multi-use trail is being constructed as a paved, 12-foot wide, separate path within public rights-of-way. To date, nearly 15 miles have been completed and opened to passionate public support.
The East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail is being constructed along the longest abandoned rail line ever purchased in Florida. The state purchased the corridor from the Florida East Coast Railway in 2007 and turned it over to Volusia and Brevard counties for development and maintenance. When complete, the rail trail will cover 50 miles, stretching from Deltona to Edgewater with a 10-mile leg through Brevard County to Titusville.
Volusia County opened the first first rail trail segment in February 2012. The 5.7-mile segment runs from Providence Boulevard in Deltona to State Road 415 in Osteen.
Construction on two overpasses - in Edgewater and Osteen began in January 2014.
Volusia County's portion of the Rail trail is expected to be complete in 2020.