Orange County Parks and Recreation Department
West Orange Trail - Chapin Station
501 Crown Point Cross Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787
a few miles from metropolitan Orlando and Walt Disney World,
the West Orange Trail is a central Florida attraction of a
different sort. This world-class rail-trail, which travels
through the communities of Winter Garden and Apopka, offers
a rewarding experience and excellent facilities for the visitor.
Among the highlights along the trail are a xeriscape/butterfly
garden about a mile east of the Oakland Outpost, the Winter
Garden Historical Museum and some picturesque views of Lake
Apopka. The trail also provides access to and from Clarcona
Horseman’s Park, offering equestrians a staging area
for their visit. The constant changes in scenery and the relaxed
atmosphere of the towns along the way make this a great ride.
This trail will eventually be a part of the 200 mile planned
regional connection known as the Central Florida Loop.
Length/Surface: 19 miles, paved (asphalt 14’ wide)
Nearby Towns: Apopka, Winter Garden, Orlando
The trail’s “stations” are more full-featured facilities
while “outposts” provide limited amenities.
The equestrian trail, which begins at Clarcona Horseman’s
Park, parallels the paved trail for 10 miles.
Orange County has developed a full color fold-out map of the trail.
See the contact information below to obtain a copy.
From Orlando, take SR 50 west past Winter Garden. After you pass
the Florida Turnpike, look for County Line Station on your right
near the county line between Orange and Lake counties.
From Orlando, take SR 50 west to 9th Street in Winter Garden.
Take a right (heading north) until you reach CR 438 (Plant Street).
Take a left, and head west until you reach Winter Garden Station.