The City of Orlando trail network consists of over 40 miles and offers a combination of off-street paths, and asphalt and concrete sections. The trails offer tree-lined shaded rides close to nature and convenient connections for both commuters and recreational riders. Frequent analysis through the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program allows staff to study total usage and peak hours to determine levels of standards for trail improvements.
There are five main trails within the City of Orlando:
Cady Way | Lake Underhill | Orlando Southeast | Orlando Urban | Shingle Creek
- Bike repair stations
- Bike racks
- Water fountains
- Wayfinding signs
Cady Way Trail
The Cady Way Trail is located four (4) miles northeast of Downtown Orlando and is one section of a larger regional trail. The Cady Way Trail extends northeast from the Fashion Square Mall through Orange County, connecting to the Cross Seminole Trail. The trail is twelve (12) feet wide, with two trail spurs that connect Lake Baldwin and Lake Susannah. There is a 2.5 mile trail loop that meanders around Lake Baldwin and another 1.5 mile trail spur around the west side of Lake Susannah. The trail connects various restaurants, retail, and employment centers such as the Fashion Square Mall, Downtown Baldwin Park, and the Executive Center Drive offices.
- Long shaded segments, perfect for both spring and fall riding.
- This trail is one of the most heavily used trails during weekends and early evenings.
- Audubon Park
- Baldwin Park
- Colonial Town Center
Lake Underhill PathThe Lake Underhill Path is located three (3) miles east of Downtown Orlando adjacent to the Orlando Executive Airport. The trail is twelve (12) feet wide with a loop around Lake Underhill. The Lake Underhill Path provides a direct connection to six parks within the City’s parks network, from Festival Park to the Park of the Americas, while also providing access to various restaurants, retail, and employment centers such as Bumby Plaza and the Orlando Executive Airport.
- Part of the Orlando Fitness Trail System, multiple fitness stations along the south side of Lake Underhill.
- Boat ramps provide opportunities for fishing on the lake, and bird watchers have the opportunity to observe a multitude of wildlife.
- Small aircraft, private jets and helicopters can be viewed taking off from and landing at Orlando Executive Airport.
- Dover Shores East
- East Central Park
- Lake Underhill
- The Dovers
Orlando Southeast TrailThe Orlando Southeast Trail is located east of the Orlando International Airport near Narcoossee Road, twenty miles (20) from Downtown Orlando. The trail is approximately thirteen (13) miles long and twelve (12) feet wide. 90% of the trail is an off-street path, with asphalt and concrete sections. The trail meanders around southeast Orlando through various suburban and rural landscapes, highlighting the environmental diversity of the area.
- Tree-lined trail provides ample shade.
- A favorite of nature lovers due to the numerous birds, mammals, and reptiles throughout the trail network.
- East Park
- Education Village
- Lake Nona Central
- Lake Nona Estates
- Lake Nona South
- Northlake Park at Lake Nona
- Randal Park
Orlando Urban TrailThe Orlando Urban Trail is located near Downtown Orlando and is considered the spine of Orlando’s trail network. The trail is approximately three (3) miles long and twelve (12) feet wide. 85% of the trail is an off-street path, with asphalt and concrete sections. The trail runs from Lake Highland through Loch Haven Park, to Mead Garden in Winter Park. Highlights include connections to six lakes, Orlando Cultural Park, and the Gaston Edwards Trail.
- One of the most urban and scenic in the Orlando Trail Network, due to its location near Downtown Orlando.
- Meanders around six lakes with two bridges that provide users with picturesque vistas and shade from live oak trees.
- Lake Formosa
- North Orange
- Orwin Manor
- Park Lake/Highland
Shingle Creek TrailThe Shingle Creek Trail, located seven (7) miles southwest of Downtown Orlando, is one section of a larger regional trail that will eventually extend south from Orlando to Downtown Kissimmee. The trail is twelve (12) feet wide, with asphalt and concrete sections. The trail currently runs south, from Eagle Nest Park north of Mall at Millenia, to the Orlando International Premium Outlets.
- A two mile loop around Lake Fran, offering scenic views of the lake.
- The southern portion of the trail is suburban in nature and provides a direct connection to the International Drive Tourist Corridor.
- Eagles Nest
- Florida Center
- Florida Center North
- Kirkman North
- Kirkman South
You can download maps of each trail or city quadrant
One of the City of Orlando’s main priorities is creating a safe and comfortable environment for all users of the trail network. Please view the information below about safe trail usage techniques.
Be Respectful and Courteous
All users of the trail should be respectful and courteous to each other. Be aware of your surroundings.
Slowing or Stopping
When slowing down or stopping please move off of the trail. Be sure other users of the trail are aware of your movements.
Ride in a consistent and predictable manner. This helps reduce the chance of an accident.
Keep to the Right
Stay on the right half of the trail while riding, except when passing.
Trails Are Not for Racing
The way the trail network was engineered/designed it creates travel speed limits. If your travel speed exceeds these limits you have become a danger to other trail users.
Obey All Traffic Signs and Signals
Follow the rules of the road and be cautious while using any trail.
Pass on the Left
Pass other trail users on the left. Before passing give the proper hand signal to alert users that are behind you. After signaling verify there is ample room for you to pass and return to the right side of the trail. When passing children or animals give extra room due to unpredictability.
Use Lights and Sounds
Use lights whether you are riding or walking on the trail. Lights make you more visible to other trail users and help reduce accidents.
When passing another user give a signal by using your voice, bell or horn before passing. Be sure the user you are passing has acknowledged your warning.
Wear a Helmet
Properly wearing a helmet when cycling on the trail network can save your life. Always remember to wear a helmet when riding your bicycle.
Be Considerate of Private Property
The trail network is public property, however adjacent to the trail is private property. Please respect the rights of private property owners and be good neighbors.
Alcohol and Drug Use is Prohibited
Do not use the trail if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any use can impair your judgement and cause injury to yourself or others.
Do Not Litter
Please do not leave plastic, aluminum cans, glass, paper or any other garbage on or near the trail. There are various trash receptacles along the trail.
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