Suwannee County Recreation Department
heritage and renowned rivers provide opportunities to experience
history and nature along the the Suwannee River Greenway at
Branford. The greenway is home to a rewarding rail-trail that
provides beautiful views of old Florida. The Suwannee River
marks the trail's western terminus while the Ichetucknee River
is located at the east end. From river to river, the trail
is approximately 12 miles. Ichetucknee Springs State Park
and Branford Springs are also nearby to enjoy a swim and tube
ride. This trail is one you don't want to miss when visiting
the Original Florida.
Length/Surface: 12 miles paved, 10 feet wide
County: Suwannee County
Nearby Towns: Branford, Lake City, Live Oak, High
The Branford Trailhead includes parking, picnic tables and
trail can also be accessed from Ivey Memorial Park in Branford.
The park provides parking, picnic tables, restrooms and
are additional access points along the trail at numerous
intersections and the trail end points.
Both access points listed below are located in the Town
of Branford, which can be reached from Lake City via south
CR 247 (23 miles), from Live Oak via south US 129 (25 miles)
and from Gainesville via north US 41 to High Springs and
west on US 27 (44 miles).
From US 27 in Branford, head 1 block north on US 129 to
Owens Avenue. Turn left on Owens to reach the main greenway
Located on US 27, just east of the Suwannee River.
Springs State Park