Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail
Traveling to Daytona Beach Bike Week? With plenty to do, there’s no chance of boredom during your visit. From world-class cuisine to festive parades, Bike Week has something for everyone. If you find yourself looking to step away from the crowds though, you might consider taking a little ride through the best old Florida has to offer.
“The Loop” is a 34-mile scenic trail located just a few miles north of Daytona Beach. Bikes of all kinds are welcome here, whether they’re powered by good ole American muscle or old-fashioned human will, you’ll find yourself at home on this road. There won’t be any stoplights or shopping centers on this ride, but keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife!
Directions from the Mainland
Travel north on Beach Street, which runs along the Halifax River’s mainland side. After several miles, you’ll see a sign for Walter Boardman Blvd. Take that turn and follow the road for about a mile. Take a sharp right on High Bridge Road, and follow it over the bridge to State Road A1A. At this point, you can either turn right and enjoy the scenic Atlantic coastline on your way back to Daytona Beach or turn left and ride north to Flagler Beach.
Directions from the Beachside
From Daytona Beach, head north on State Road A1A, past SR 40 (Granada Blvd.) Just past the city of Ormond Beach, the speed limit will change to 55 mph. Keep an eye out, and turn left at the flashing sign that identifies High Bridge Road. Follow this road for several miles and take a sharp left onto Walter Boardman Blvd. This road will take you past Tomoka State Park and bring you to North Beach Street, which hugs the Intracoastal Waterway. Follow this road to Granada Blvd (SR 40).
A variation of the scenic Loop tour begins at the intersection of John Anderson Drive and Granada Blvd. on the beachside. Head north on John Anderson Drive and enjoy miles of beautiful river views and stately homes and estates. John Anderson Drive ends at High Bridge Rd. where you will then decide to turn left and meander back to town on Beach Street — or turn right and head up to A1A. Note: John Anderson Drive is a residential area with plenty of side streets, some hidden from view. Also, stay alert to the many changes in the speed limits.
Have a safe ride!