A 22-mile multi-use rail trail, The West Orange Trail is a part of Orange County, Florida. The trail passes through several communities including Winter Garden, Clermont, Apopka, and Ocoee. It's a paved trail used by many for biking, jogging, in-line skating, horseback riding, and walking.

This world-class rail trail offers several outposts and stations for parking and accessing the trail. Several sections of the trail offer a great option for biking including sections connecting to the South Lake Trail.

The beauty found throughout The West Orange Trail draws many residents in. It's known for the change in scenery throughout with wooded areas, large oak canopies, residential areas, business districts, and even rolling pastures. Whether you want to enjoy a bike-friendly restaurant, do a little shopping, or you just want to escape into nature, The West Orange Trail offers an option for you.

The Stations

Along the trail, there are four main stations and several other outposts. The four main stations include:

  • Killarney Station - in Killarney off SR50 near the Lake County and Orange County line
  • Apopka Station - 111. South Forest Avenue in Apopka
  • Winter Garden Station - 455 East Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden
  • Chaplin Station - 501 Crown Point Cross Road in Winter Garden
  • Along with these four main stations, there are three outposts including:
  • Tildenville Outpost
  • Ingram Outpost
  • Apopka-Vineland Outpost

These outposts may provide parking and offer access points for The West Orange Trail.

Attractions Along the Trail

Starting from the Killarney Station, there are several attractions along The West Orange Trail. The Killarney Station offers parking, restrooms, a playground, water fountains, and a bike shop with rentals. It also provides a link to the South Lake Trail and you will find the Oakland Nature Preserve nearby.

Oakland is the next stop and offers a small town with plenty of charm. It's filled with historic buildings and offers views of Lake Apopka from the side streets.

Briley Farm is found on the trail, as well. It's a member of the World Watusi Foundation and isn't just any old farm. You might spot an ostrich, zebra, or some other type of exotic animal while enjoying this section of the trail.

After leaving Oakland, you'll come across an old landmark, which includes a section of old railroad track. Entering Tildenville, a butterfly garden is found here, along with a barn paying homage to Bobby Bowden (retired Florida State football coach).

Downtown Winter Garden is one of the most popular sections of The West Orange Trail. It's well-maintained and offers several attractions including a history museum, the new Winter Garden City Hall, the Clock Tower, and the park at the Winter Garden Station.

Several suburban neighborhoods are found on the trail as you head out of Winter Garden towards the Chapin Station. The trail also weaves around a golf course and the station offers plenty of amenities including the Path of Life gardens.

The West Orange Trail also makes its way through Apopka, which offers plenty of attractions, such as the Clarcona Horsemen's Park, and some of the most beautiful tree canopies along the trail.

The West Orange Trail is a true asset to the communities it serves. Whether you enjoy biking, walking, jogging, skating, or even horseback riding, this trail provides plenty of fun for you and your family to enjoy.