More Info About The Four Freedoms Trail In Madison Florida
I was fortunate to finally bicycle the Four Freedoms Trail in Madison Florida on March 14th 2012. The Four Freedoms Trail in Madison County is 12 miles long and ends at the Florida Georgia border separated by the Withlacoochee River. On the river are the remnants of a trestle bridge. This was part of the Valdosta Southern Railroad, which chartered in 1896. It opened its 28-mile rail line from Valdosta Georgia to Madison Florida in 1901. Then the railway was acquired in 1907, and incorporated it into the Georgia and Florida Railway. The remaining trestle bridge is incredible to see. More photos are on my website.
I have a question. We will be going up this weekend and plan to ride this trail. I am still not up to riding 20+ miles and would like to do at least half of that. I've tried to print a map of the trail but for some reason, it will not print the entire map. Did you start on the south end and ride the entire trail? Do you remember if there were other places to park that were about half way up. I do want to ride to the north end to see the trestle.
Linda sorry I'm late getting back. I was notified on email just today. I would suggest parking in Pinetta. Photo of the trailhead is enclosed. Lots of parking here and a safe area. The north section of the trail ending at the Withlacoochee River and the old railroad trestle is the best part. Enjoy.
sorry I didn't get to post that until right before we left. We ended up parking in Hansen and riding all the way to the north end. Really nice ride and only about 12 miles total. I'm going to try to post some pictures later. We almost didn't see the end as the trail seemed to stop. So glad you had posted about this trail. There was no one on it the day we rode and the traffic was really light so when we did leave the trail for the road, it was not an issue. Thanks again.