The Auburndale TECO Trail connects Lake Myrtle in Auburndale with Polk City, where it meets up with the General James A. Van Fleet Trail. The Auburndale TECO Trail is flat and invites walkers, joggers, cyclists, and inline skaters.
At the southern end of the trail there is an observation area where you can watch bald eagles, which have built a nest nearby.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the Polk City trailhead from 1-4, take the CR 559 Exit and head south. Turn right onto 559A then left onto Berkley Road to the intersection with Denton Avenue; turn right at the light. The trailhead is on right.
To reach the Polk City trailhead (where the General Van Fleet Trail begins) from Lakeland, take I-4 east to Exit 38/Polk City, and follow Route 33 north to Polk City. The trailhead is at the intersection of Route 33 and Route 655/Berkley Road.
Not as nice as the Van Fleet
This is essentially a southern extension of the Van Fleet Trail, to which is connects in Polk City. Where the Van Fleet is very rural, this trail is essentially urban, with a busy road within earshot most of the way and houses on both sides. It also has ...
Everything was nice accept when we passed under the I-4 overpass, there was a foul odor. Saw an airplane fly over from Fantasy of Flight.
I like this Trail!
I've biked this trail on three occasions now and like it very much. It is clean and well kept, there are markers every 1/2 mile, and it takes you right on to the VF Trail. My riding has been at different times of day and I've not found the sun exposure ...