St Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C) Florida Bike Trail

St Johns River to Sea conceptual map

The St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C; the Loop) is the longest multi-use loop trail underway through the American Southeast. The St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization to support, advocate, enhance and protect the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C) multiuse trail.

The Alliance works to get the trail built, to market its use, to raise funds for amenities like signs and trailheads, and we also work to achieve locally resourceful development and help revitalize communities along its route. 

The Loop itself is an evolving 260 miles that's already almost half complete or getting built, with a state commitment to its completion.

The distinctive character of the Loop varies from resort towns to rural hamlets, from coastal dunes to springs. It includes a national seashore, several Florida State Parks, national monuments and national wildlife refuges, Daytona Speedway, the houseboating capital of Florida, flowing springs, and acclaimed museums of photography and minerals. The Loop traces Florida in tenuous balance between fast growth and conservation. It connects the medieval city of St. Augustine to the cusp of the Kennedy Space Center, the college town of DeLand, the old steamboating capital of Enterprise, Spiritualist Cassadaga, and the art centers of New Smyrna Beach. 

It’s part of the four-state Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, the 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway, and overlaps Florida’s Coast-to-Coast Trail that can carry you all the way to St. Petersburg. Amtrak and SunRail can deliver you from Orlando to the Loop without need for a car. That’s what loop trails are about. This one is good for a day, good for a fortnight. Camp at state parks. Pamper yourself at posh inns. Or let Bike Florida do the pampering on one of its SJR2C boutique tours. 

Food along the route is fresh from the sea and from along Florida’s SR 207 row-crop corridor with its access to family farms and the one-time migrant camp of Armstrong that today supplies down-home cooking for trail cyclists ready to carb up. 

Re-visit our site for constant updates on the state of the trail. Come enjoy yourselves with us.