Shingle Creek Trail Phase 1 - Segment 1 begins at Sand Lake Road and extends one mile south to Destination Parkway along Shingle Creek, which is west of John Young Parkway. It consists of a 14-foot wide path and features a rest area shelter, pre-fabricated benches, bicycle rack and trash receptacle. Enjoy walking, skating, biking and fishing along Phase 1 - Segment 1... you might see some wildlife, too!
Construction is underway! Shingle Creek Trail - Phase 2 will be 2.844 miles in length, along the west side of John Young Parkway, south from Taft Vineland Road at Central Florida Parkway to Town Loop Boulevard (please see map link below). Completion is expected in April 2022.
Phase 1 - Segment 1 of the Orange County portion of the Trail starts just south of West Sand Lake Road and continues along scenic Shingle Creek to Destination Parkway. This mile-long segment, opened in January 2019, consists of a 14-foot wide path and features a rest area shelter, pre-fabricated benches, bicycle rack and trash receptacle. Phase 1 - Segments 2 and 3 are nearing final design, with construction beginning later in 2021. These two segments will continue the Trail south along Shingle Creek, from Destination Parkway to Central Florida Parkway.
Phase 3 of the Trail is in design; construction funding from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled for fiscal year 2022. Phase 3, which will be two miles long, will continue the Trail south along South John Young Parkway, from Town Loop Boulevard to the Osceola County line, where it will connect with the Kissimmee portion of Shingle Creek Trail.
The planned Phase 4 of the Orange County Portion of the Trail will connect the existing Pine Hills Trail just north of Alhambra Drive to Orlando’s existing Shingle Creek Trail network; the Orange County segment of this phase is estimated to be 1.25 miles.
When completed, the Orange County portions of the Trail will stretch an estimated 9.3 miles.
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.