The West Orange Trail pedestrian bridge over the Florida’s Turnpike/State Road 91 is CLOSED until further notice
to be demolished and reconstructed to accommodate the Florida’s Turnpike widening from SR 50/Clermont to Hancock Road/Minneola. The West Orange Trail remains open, with trail traffic detoured onto the new County Road 438/Oakland Avenue bridge (the bridge is not yet open to vehicles).
A construction detour is in place until further notice. The trail will be closed in the area of Plant Street and 9th Street in Winter Garden, with a temporary trail constructed while the wooden bridge is removed and replaced. Signs will be in place for directions.
To make a reservation, please call the park directly at 407-533-4732; leave a detailed message if you reach voicemail. To reserve the pavilion, you must make an appointment with staff.
Chapin Station is the main park office for the West Orange Trail. Enjoy the playgrounds, and the Path of Life engraved brick pathway within the garden, sponsored by the Bloom and Grow Garden Society. Tennis and basketball courts are also available in the City of Winter Garden’s Chapin Station Community Park next door.
Be Trail Smart: Follow These Guidelines
- Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
- Plan your route and inform others of your destination.
- Buddy up: travel with a friend.
- Carry a cell phone so you can communicate and access trail maps.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Do not use head phones.
- Helmets are required by law for all bicyclists under age 16 and are recommended for everyone.
- Bicycles must follow all traffic laws of the State of Florida and obey all traffic controls and signals (Florida Statutes 316.2065). All users must yield at crossings and intersections.
- Give a clear warning signal when passing.
- Stay to the right except when passing.
- Use the nearest yellow Emergency Response System Marker to pinpoint your location. Call 911 for emergencies. Call 311 for information and to report non-emergency issues.
- Bicyclists, skaters and skateboarders must maintain control and yield to walkers and runners. Using skateboards, bikes and skates on any fixture other than the trail is prohibited.
- Pets must be controlled on a leash no greater than 6 feet. Owners are required to clean up after their pets.
- Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Notice of consent to inspection: Every person entering an Orange County Park, upon request by an enforcement officer shall exhibit the contents of any container. Compliance with such a request is a condition of entry to a Park (Orange County Code Sections 29-56 & 29-57).
- No motorized vehicles except law enforcement, emergency responders and maintenance vehicles. Electric mobility devices are permitted by persons with mobility related disabilities.
- Class 1 and Class 2 electric bikes (e-bikes) may be operated on Orange County paved trails. A Class 1 e-bike is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the e-bike reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour; a Class 2 e-bike is equipped with a motor that may be used exclusively to propel the e-bike and that ceases to provide assistance when the e-bike reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour. Class 3 e-bikes are prohibited from all Orange County trails; a Class 3 e-bike is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the e-bike reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour.
- Traveling speeds in excess of 20 miles per hour, or any speeds beyond which a controlled and safe stop cannot be made within 10 feet, are discouraged.
Multi-Use Trail Guidelines
- Bicyclists, skaters and skateboarders must be in control and yield to horseback riders, walkers and runners.
- When meeting horseback riders, slow down and move along side of the trail.
- When passing horses from behind, speak in a normal voice and announce your presence.
- Horseback riders must be in control at all times.
- Horseback riders must yield before crossing a paved trail.
- Stay on open trails and respect private property. Leave no trace and never scare animals.
Bike rentals are available on the West Orange Trail at:
Killarney Station in Oakland
West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades 407-877-0600
17914 SR 438, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter Garden Station
Wheelworks 407-877-7433 or Rentals@wgwheelworks.com
455 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Open Sunday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pathway of Life engraved bricks are available from the West Orange Bloom and Grow Garden Society.