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  1. Blair
    March 15, 2012

    You need to do a Tampa running route post πŸ™‚

  2. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    March 15, 2012

    GREAT list! I am definitely bookmarking! I usually run around Celebration, but I don’t really have a specific route. I also really love Lake Louisa out in Clermont for hill workouts.
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  3. Heather
    March 15, 2012

    These are great. There is also the Little Econ Greenway at Blanchard Park. This is a great trail and long enough to do a run and bike workout if you are tri training. We ran hear a lot when we lived in Orlando.

    The UCF Campus is also a great place to run. You can add miles by running down into research park.
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  4. Stephanie
    March 15, 2012

    LOVE this!!! I moved to Orlando just under 3 years ago and have run several similar routes…Running around Avalon was my go-to when I lived out by Waterford Lakes

    Andddd I live in Baldwin Park now if anyone ever wants a running buddy πŸ˜€

    Seriously though…

    • Faith @ For the Health of It
      March 15, 2012

      I totally need a running buddy! We should meet up!

  5. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    March 15, 2012

    Definitely the trails over by UCF – Barr Street, Chuluota, etc. I used to love running in those trails!!!
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  6. Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe
    March 15, 2012

    Wow! Very comprehensive! Now if only I lived in FL…
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  7. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog
    March 15, 2012

    This list is spot on & SO awesome Meghann, love it! My fave route on here is the Winter Park one, you’re right, it’s absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend it!
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  8. Danielle
    March 15, 2012

    This is so ridiculously helpful. I have cousins that live in Orlando and I’m definitely going to send this along…/plan my next trip there πŸ˜‰ thank you!
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  9. Christine
    March 15, 2012

    Yay! I was hoping you’d mention Winter Park (I was especially pleased you mentioned Jack, who is the Running King and knows EVERYONE along the way).

    As a heads up, if 10 miles scares anyone, part of the beauty of our Sunday morning runs is, like Meghann said, you can usually find someone to run your distance, your pace. We have people consistently run anywhere from 6 (you can turn early to do less than that) to 10 miles, from sub-9s to upper 12s. And everyone is so gosh darn friendly. Love runners!!
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  10. Robin
    March 15, 2012

    I just bookmarked this post. My family and I go to Orlando nearly every summer and something I have come to look forward to is the Wekiva Trail. Last summer, we booked a hotel right down the street from the trail so that I could get my long run in before we headed to Disney. I may try some of your other suggestions next time.
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  11. Cait’s Plate
    March 15, 2012

    Such a great post! This is so helpful for when traveling!
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  12. Jen @ Whittle My Middle
    March 15, 2012

    I so could have use this last year when I was in Orlando. We ended up finding a lake and running around it (I can’t remember the name though). If I’m ever back there I’ll definitely take a look at this!
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  13. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    March 15, 2012

    Um you’re ever in the Atlanta area, I’d love some tips on running routes around here haha!!! πŸ˜‰
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  14. Tracey
    March 15, 2012

    Even though I run all over Orlando as it is, these specific routes were really helpful! Thanks so much for the post. Great info!

  15. Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers
    March 15, 2012

    Lol I thought your first route was “Candy Way”: I think that would inspire me to get out and go running!!
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  16. Michelle
    March 15, 2012

    Orlando is a VERY run friendly city!

    You can now add an extra 16 miles to the Avalon route because of the Innovation Way extension (it’s a very popular bike route). The dump, the power plant, and the solar power farm all add to the scenic beauty πŸ™‚

    If you google “OUC Half Marathon routes” you’ll find a whole bunch of 13-14 mile routes that start/end near downtown as well. They are required to change the course every year – so there are a lot of them!
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  17. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    March 15, 2012

    WOW–looks awesome! such gorgeous trails there πŸ™‚
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  18. Courtney
    March 15, 2012

    I recently graduated from UCF and Blanchard Park was my spot for those lovely college years. It doesn’t have much shade, but it’s relatively long, was close by, never too crowded, and interesting enough to keep me entertained. πŸ™‚
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  19. jackie
    March 15, 2012

    thank you! i recently moved to orlando, so this post is incredibly helpful πŸ™‚

  20. Lynda@ Hit The Road Jane
    March 15, 2012

    I love running new routes but I’ve been too busy to find any in Jacksonville. I’m going to try to put the effort into expanding my run route now. Sounds like Orlando has a great deal of them!!
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  21. Scott
    September 11, 2012

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. In town for a few days and wondering where the heck I could get a long run in. Now I know.

  22. Jannie711
    January 5, 2013

    Thank you for the info!!

  23. Jess
    January 21, 2013

    Hey there, thanks for the post on running routes. I am looking for a track that is open to the public. Do you know of one? Thanks.

    • Meghann
      January 21, 2013

      I used to use the track at Blue Jacket Park near Lake Baldwin.

  24. Paula Kiger (Big Green Pen)
    March 11, 2013

    This is great — I am going on a business trip to Orlando today and I sometimes end up stuck w/a treadmill or office park. Will have a rental car so may be able to use this – thanks again!!!!!
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  25. kevin
    May 27, 2013

    Hi — I’m looking for a trail with dirt paths — no concrete or asphalt. Any ideas?

  26. Julie
    October 29, 2013

    Hi Meghann!
    This is amazing…but I’m still a little lost.
    I have to come for business next week – staying at the Peabody.
    Are any of these trails remotely close? Do you have any suggestions.
    I have to run 5-6 miles a day or I WILL go NUTS.

    Thank you!!!!

  27. Tucker
    November 3, 2013

    Thanks for taking the time to set up this website. I was in town for the weekend looking for a run. I ran the Cady trail. Very nice easy 6 mile out and back. Thanks again.

  28. Annie
    December 27, 2013

    Ooh what a fab post! I am relocating in the next 18months or so and was worried about places to go, scenery/variety and locations and what not but this post covers loads and will be bookmarked for when I do make the move. Thank you!

  29. Mark
    January 24, 2014


    I will be in Orlando next week for work at Chep. I’m staying by Universal Studios. I’d like to get some evening (after 5) runs. Any route suggestions? I’d like to run anything from 5-10 miles, but will take anything safe.

    Any suggestions are appreciated!

  30. Ricki
    February 21, 2014

    Hi Meghann,

    We just booked a hotel in Kissimee – just outside of Disneyworld. I don’t have access to a car. but I like running longer than 8 miles. Do you have any trail routes you might suggest for someone who doesn’t have a car? the shuttle buses take us to the parks……i’d be greatful for any suggestions as i don’t want to run neighbourhoods and prefer trails…….many thanks!

    • Meghann
      February 22, 2014

      Hi Ricki, Unfortunately I’m not familiar with the Kissimmee area. Here’s a list of running routes on Disney property: http://allears.net/btp/running.htm

    • kevin
      February 22, 2014

      Hi Ricki,
      The lack of sidewalks in Florida is a real bummer — kinda cramps one’s style if you don’t have a car. The best I was able to manage was to run around the lake at Disney’s COronado Springs resort. It’s not an idyllic run through the woods, but it’s better than a treadmill. Good luck — post if you find something interesting!

  31. Rachel
    March 21, 2014

    Just stumbled onto your blog checking out places to run in Orlando! Moving down there May 16th and I couldn’t be more excited. Such a helpful list of trails, just what I was looking for! Thanks! =)

  32. Stan
    June 12, 2014

    Circle B Ranch in Polk County … 1 hour from Orlando but worth the drive. Awesome trails

  33. Justin
    November 5, 2014

    I’m just visiting Orlando for the week, and I usually use apps/websites like MapMyRun when I travel. This website is much better when it comes to trails and organization. I wish every city had one of these!

    Thank you!!

  34. Casi
    August 19, 2015

    This is amazing! I just found this while searching for some long run routes in Orlando. I will definitely be adding some of these to my calendar. Thanks for collecting them!

  35. Nelson
    August 25, 2015

    I Just want to say THANK YOU!!! I went to Orlando last week for vacations with my family but I’m training for my first 50k and I was worry because I needed to run 22 miles as part of my training plan and here I found very useful information. I ran on Seminole-Wekiva Trail, great trail, shaded, water fountains… very nice . Thank you again, you save my life!!!

  36. Mary
    December 7, 2015

    Thank you so much for writing this! My husband and I have lived in Orlando for 3 months and finally checked out the Seminole Wakiva Trail yesterday- it is the perfect trail for long runs on the weekend!!! <3

  37. Allen
    January 27, 2016

    I am training for an ultra this summer that is being run at a ski resort so I have been trying to find some decent hills to run. So far my best find is the Winter Park Parking garage behind Panera. Do you know of any good long hills in the Maitland/Winter Park area? Or even within a 20 min drive of Maitland? Thanks,

    • Dee
      May 9, 2016

      Hey Allen,

      I’m also looking for hills to run. I recently moved to the Altamonte area. Have either of you been able to find any locations for hill runs? Where exactly is the parking garage in Winter Park that you’re referring too?


  38. Ed
    May 19, 2016

    I’m visiting Orlando and I needed someplace to run. Thanks so much for this post, it was really helpful!

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