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Our Inverness hotel is only a few miles from the well known Withlacoochee Trail, a 46-mile long cycling, hiking, and multi-use trail that winds it’s way through sections of Citrus County. With sidewalks and paved paths all the way from our hotel’s front door to the trail, you can bike continuously all day. The Withlacochee Trail is a broad, asphalt-paved trail that winds along sections of the Withlacoochee River. The trail is built atop remnants of old abandoned railway tracks. Some parts of the trail are open to horseback riding as well.
In addition to the Withlacoochee Trail, Citrus County offers hundreds of miles of other bike trails that are built for all levels of experienced riders from amateurs to pros. These include everything from simple flat stretches to mountain bike trails that twist and turn and climb up and down hills. Simple trails include those at Whispering Pines City Park in Inverness. Other local cycling trails include Potts Preserve, Flying Eagle, and Martin’s Marsh Aquatic preserve. Some of the trails listed are unpaved so caution is advised. For advise on the best places to bike, talk to someone at Sun Cycle, a premier vendor of cycles in Citrus County.
The Cross Florida Greenway and the Rails-to-Trails project provide a 110-mile long, continuous trail that goes from one Florida coast, near Jacksonville, to the other, near Crystal River. This trail includes 80,000 acres of natural areas under conservation. Recent changes to the trail include a 3.6 million dollar grant for new trails and improvements in Citrus County, near Dunnellon, as well as a bridge over the Withlacoochee River. These improvements should be completed by the summer of 2013 and should expand the length of the Cross Florida Greenway to over 200 miles. These trails are also a popular destination for recumbent bikers. For a map of all biking trails in Citrus County, please click here.
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