Top trails in Daytona Beach

Explore Daytona Beach via one of the Ultimate Daytona Beach Trails, which showcase craft beers, beach murals, motorsports and much more, says Jessica Pook

Mural Trail

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Daytona’s art scene includes colour-drenched streets with larger-than-life murals. The Daytona Beach Mural Trail makes for an easy way to take in some of the local creative talent with many telling a story of Daytona’s history. Highlights include a beach scene that celebrates the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’ on Crabby’s Oceanside restaurant to a glimpse into the area’s automotive history at Ormond Garage, which dates back to the 1900s.

Hiking and Biking Trails

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Daytona offers more than 70 miles of hiking and biking trails, ranging from beachside jaunts to nature reserves. Lyonia Preserve, known for its ultra-friendly scrub jay population, offers a range of trails that are great for keen birdwatchers. Set to be completed in 2025, the River-to-Sea Loop will provide a 260-mile off-road paved route throughout five counties in Central Florida. The Spring-to-Spring Trail runs 23.9 miles.

Share The Heritage Trail

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This trail celebrates influential Black leaders linked to Daytona Beach. One such figure is baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who broke the sporting colour barrier in 1946. Schedule a tour at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark or take in a game and root for the home team, the Daytona Tortguas. Continue the tour at the home of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, a civil rights leader and advisor to five U.S. presidents.

Ale Trail

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With 33 microbreweries and taprooms to choose from there’s something to satisfy every taste on the Ale Trail. Try a strawberry and cream ale from Daytona Beach Brewing Co. or a Beachin’ Blonde from Beachside Brew Pub. Each brewery is owned by those who are truly passionate about craft beer. Pints are often accompanied by tasty tapas or food truck favourites. There’s even a peanut butter bacon burger at The Half Wall!

Motorsports Trail

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Daytona Beach has a deep-rooted motorsports heritage which began when the first automobile race was held in 1903. Visitors can still get close to the action today at the Daytona International Speedway, which has ticketed races throughout the year and is home to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Another highlight is the old NASCAR-sanctioned beach road course used for racing from 1948-1960.

Iconic Trail

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The Iconic Trail highlights some of Daytona’s most unique sights. Watch fishermen try their luck at the east end of Daytona Beach Pier, climb Florida’s tallest lighthouse, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, for views across the ocean and visit the museum for an insight into lighthouse life and shipwrecks. Finish by browsing the boutique shops and galleries of Ormond Beach and marvel at Fairchild Oak – one of the largest oaks in the southern U.S.

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