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Friends of the Withlacoochee State Trail

Friends of the Withlacoochee State Trail are a Citizen Support Organization (CSO) dedicated to promoting, supporting and helping to maintain and make improvements for the Withlacoochee State Trail.  They accomplish these things by providing public education and outreach programs, holding fundraising events, sale of merchandise and by donating their time and talents to make sure that visitors to the Withlacoochee State Trail have a great experience.

The Withlacoochee State Trail is a 46-mile long, 12-foot wide, paved multi-use rail trail, which opened for use in 1992. The trail is currently one of the longest Rail Trail in the State of Florida.  Horseback riding is available adjacent to the paved trail. The trail extends from just south of Dunnellon, FL at the Gulf Junction Trailhead to its southern end at Owensboro Junction Trailhead, which is 6 miles north of Dade City, FL on Hwy. 301. The Withlacoochee State Trail meanders through small towns and through the beautiful Withlacoochee State Forest. 

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS are held at 5:30 p.m. the third Thursday of September, November, February and April, usually at the City of Inverness Council Chambers, Inverness City Hall, 212 W. Main Street, Inverness.  Please check back here or on our Facebook page, as we hope to occasionally move the meeting so that more people who live along the full length of the trail may participate. All meetings are open to the public.  

100% of the proceeds from the purchase of our merchandise goes to trail improvements and maintenance of the trail.