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Daytona Beach Trail Guide: Where to Hike & Bike in Daytona Beach

Posted by: Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
29 Mar
Biking in Daytona Beach at sunset

Top Places to Hike & Bike Near Daytona Beach

Admiring the natural beauty of Florida's central coast on foot or bike is a must-do Daytona Beach activity. Luckily, the area is blessed with over 60 miles of trails, many of which are located within a short drive of Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Whether you want to spot winged beauties on a portion of the Florida Birding Trail or take in stunning views of crystal clear lakes and otherworldly sulphur springs, there's a hiking or biking trail that will satisfy your appetite. Add one of the trails from our guide below to your list of things to do in Daytona Beach.

Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve

Approximate distance from the hotel: 18 miles
Named in honor of local sculpture and painter Doris Leeper, Spruce Creek Preserve sits on 2,479 acres in Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach. Walk on the 536-foot boardwalk, which is the start of over 3 miles of kid-friendly nature trails. The pathway leads to a 15-foot observation tower, which sports excellent views of the sprawling marsh area near Spruce Creek. Keep your eyes peeled for great horned oils, woodpeckers, wild hogs, box turtles and other wild creatures.

Lyonia Preserve

Approximate distance from the hotel: 30 miles
Choose from over 4 miles of trails at this natural sanctuary, home to 360 acres of restored Florida scrub habitat (endangered subtropical forest). Part of the Florida Birding Trail, Lyonia Preserve in Deltona is the place to spy on over 160 species of plants and animals, including numerous families of Florida scrub-jays, as well as armadillos, red foxes and white-tailed deer. You can also visit the environmental center, which features exhibits on the area's ecology and saltwater and freshwater aquariums. 

Spring-to-Spring Trail

Approximate distance from the hotel: 30 miles
Ideal for walking, jogging and biking, the Spring-to-Spring network currently has 15 miles of trails and will eventually stretch 26 miles from Gemini Springs Park in DeBary to De León Springs State Park when it is completed. Five trailheads are available, offering residents and visitors easy access to routes shaded by lush greenery. Be sure to plan a stop at De León Springs, where you can also take a swim in the cool waters and learn about the attraction's fascinating natural history.

St. John River-to-Sea Loop

Approximate distance from the hotel: 30 miles
While this expansive loop will eventually stretch 260 miles from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach to Titusville when it is complete in 2026, some portions are already open to cyclists. Those craving a two-wheel adventure can pedal from Lake Beresford Park in DeLand on a forested route to Green Springs Park in Deltona, once part of a 19th century health resort. The gumdrop-green sulfur spring is a mesmerizing must-see.

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