Avon Park, FL Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Avon Park, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Lake Wales Trailway and Fort Fraser Trail. With more than 13 trails covering 201 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Auburndale TECO Trail

6.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Chain of Lakes Trail

4.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fort Fraser Trail

7.75 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hammock Road Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Kissimmee Trail Loop

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Jackson Trail

10.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

110 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Grass, Gravel

Lake Wales Trailway

2.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

8.1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sebring Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

9.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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,...
FL 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Chain of Lakes Trail stretches for more than 3 miles along a former railroad bed from downtown Winter Haven to north of Lake Alfred in central Florida. As its name implies, you'll pass numerous...
FL 4.2 mi Asphalt
Note: Per a Florida Department of Transportation press release, "The Fort Fraser Trail will be closed at the Banana Creek Bridge from April through fall 2016 due to construction. The remainder of the...
FL 7.75 mi Asphalt
The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint;...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
The Hammock Road Trail parallels its namesake from Highlands Hammock State Park to Lake Jackson, allowing Sebring residents easy access between two of the city's natural treasures. The state park...
FL 3.7 mi Asphalt
Combining asphalt off-street paths and sections of sidewalk (particularly the eastern arc of the loop), the Kissimmee Loop provides access from the city’s residential neighborhoods to many amenities,...
FL 6 mi Asphalt
The Lake Jackson Trail circles this popular swimming and boating spot in the heart of Sebring. Trail-goers will enjoy waterfront views along the lake's sandy shores and connections to other trails in...
FL 10.5 mi Concrete
Notice: Sections of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail are closed while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts Herbert Hoover Dike maintenance and rehabilitation. Please see the Army Corps of Engineers...
FL 110 mi Asphalt, Grass, Gravel
The Lake Wales Trailway is a 2.3 mile, 12-foot wide asphalt path that circles most of Lake Wales. The trail serves both as a recreational and transportation asset, thanks to its proximity to a number...
FL 2.3 mi Asphalt
Neptune Road RecreationalPathway connects Kissimmee Lakefront to St. Cloud in central Florida. The 10-foot wide trail exits the Kissimmee Lakefront Park and runs along the north side of Lakeshore...
FL 8.1 mi Asphalt
This is a dedicated bike-ped sidepath along Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee, Florida. The north-south trail extends from Cypress Parkway to Orange Blossom Trail (US Highway 17/ 92) through a setting...
FL 0 mi Asphalt
The Sebring Parkway Trail follows this major thoroughfare though downtown Sebring. Trail-goers will pass by three popular recreational attractions—Sebring Lake, Dinner Lake and Lake Jackson—as they...
FL 4 mi Concrete
After 30 years of planning, the first segment of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail opened in Kissimmee in November 2016. The paved trail spans just over 1 mile, beginning near Steffee Landing, south of...
FL 9.3 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

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Trails by activity

Kissimmee Trail Loop

FL - 6 miles

Combining asphalt off-street paths and sections of sidewalk (particularly the eastern arc of the loop), the Kissimmee Loop provides access from the city’s residential neighborhoods to many amenities,...

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

FL - 9.3 miles

After 30 years of planning, the first segment of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail opened in Kissimmee in November 2016. The paved trail spans just over 1 mile, beginning near Steffee Landing, south of...

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

FL - 8.1 miles

Neptune Road RecreationalPathway connects Kissimmee Lakefront to St. Cloud in central Florida. The 10-foot wide trail exits the Kissimmee Lakefront Park and runs along the north side of Lakeshore...

Auburndale TECO Trail

FL - 6.6 miles

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,...

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Chain of Lakes Trail

FL - 4.2 miles

The Chain of Lakes Trail stretches for more than 3 miles along a former railroad bed from downtown Winter Haven to north of Lake Alfred in central Florida. As its name implies, you'll pass numerous...

Sebring Parkway Trail

FL - 4 miles

The Sebring Parkway Trail follows this major thoroughfare though downtown Sebring. Trail-goers will pass by three popular recreational attractions—Sebring Lake, Dinner Lake and Lake Jackson—as they...

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint;...

Lake Jackson Trail

FL - 10.5 miles

The Lake Jackson Trail circles this popular swimming and boating spot in the heart of Sebring. Trail-goers will enjoy waterfront views along the lake's sandy shores and connections to other trails in...

Pleasant Hill Road Recreational Pathway

FL - 0 miles

This is a dedicated bike-ped sidepath along Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee, Florida. The north-south trail extends from Cypress Parkway to Orange Blossom Trail (US Highway 17/ 92) through a setting...

Lake Wales Trailway

FL - 2.3 miles

The Lake Wales Trailway is a 2.3 mile, 12-foot wide asphalt path that circles most of Lake Wales. The trail serves both as a recreational and transportation asset, thanks to its proximity to a number...

Fort Fraser Trail

FL - 7.75 miles

Note: Per a Florida Department of Transportation press release, "The Fort Fraser Trail will be closed at the Banana Creek Bridge from April through fall 2016 due to construction. The remainder of the...

Hammock Road Trail

FL - 3.7 miles

The Hammock Road Trail parallels its namesake from Highlands Hammock State Park to Lake Jackson, allowing Sebring residents easy access between two of the city's natural treasures. The state park...

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

FL - 110 miles

Notice: Sections of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail are closed while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts Herbert Hoover Dike maintenance and rehabilitation. Please see the Army Corps of Engineers...

Hammock Road Trail

FL - 3.7 miles

The Hammock Road Trail parallels its namesake from Highlands Hammock State Park to Lake Jackson, allowing Sebring residents easy access between two of the city's natural treasures. The state park...

Kissimmee Trail Loop

FL - 6 miles

Combining asphalt off-street paths and sections of sidewalk (particularly the eastern arc of the loop), the Kissimmee Loop provides access from the city’s residential neighborhoods to many amenities,...

Lake Jackson Trail

FL - 10.5 miles

The Lake Jackson Trail circles this popular swimming and boating spot in the heart of Sebring. Trail-goers will enjoy waterfront views along the lake's sandy shores and connections to other trails in...

Auburndale TECO Trail

FL - 6.6 miles

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,...

Accordion

Chain of Lakes Trail

FL - 4.2 miles

The Chain of Lakes Trail stretches for more than 3 miles along a former railroad bed from downtown Winter Haven to north of Lake Alfred in central Florida. As its name implies, you'll pass numerous...

Fort Fraser Trail

FL - 7.75 miles

Note: Per a Florida Department of Transportation press release, "The Fort Fraser Trail will be closed at the Banana Creek Bridge from April through fall 2016 due to construction. The remainder of the...

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

FL - 9.3 miles

After 30 years of planning, the first segment of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail opened in Kissimmee in November 2016. The paved trail spans just over 1 mile, beginning near Steffee Landing, south of...

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

FL - 8.1 miles

Neptune Road RecreationalPathway connects Kissimmee Lakefront to St. Cloud in central Florida. The 10-foot wide trail exits the Kissimmee Lakefront Park and runs along the north side of Lakeshore...

Sebring Parkway Trail

FL - 4 miles

The Sebring Parkway Trail follows this major thoroughfare though downtown Sebring. Trail-goers will pass by three popular recreational attractions—Sebring Lake, Dinner Lake and Lake Jackson—as they...

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint;...

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

FL - 110 miles

Notice: Sections of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail are closed while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts Herbert Hoover Dike maintenance and rehabilitation. Please see the Army Corps of Engineers...

Pleasant Hill Road Recreational Pathway

FL - 0 miles

This is a dedicated bike-ped sidepath along Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee, Florida. The north-south trail extends from Cypress Parkway to Orange Blossom Trail (US Highway 17/ 92) through a setting...

Lake Wales Trailway

FL - 2.3 miles

The Lake Wales Trailway is a 2.3 mile, 12-foot wide asphalt path that circles most of Lake Wales. The trail serves both as a recreational and transportation asset, thanks to its proximity to a number...

Kissimmee Trail Loop

FL - 6 miles

Combining asphalt off-street paths and sections of sidewalk (particularly the eastern arc of the loop), the Kissimmee Loop provides access from the city’s residential neighborhoods to many amenities,...

Auburndale TECO Trail

FL - 6.6 miles

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,...

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

FL - 8.1 miles

Neptune Road RecreationalPathway connects Kissimmee Lakefront to St. Cloud in central Florida. The 10-foot wide trail exits the Kissimmee Lakefront Park and runs along the north side of Lakeshore...

Hammock Road Trail

FL - 3.7 miles

The Hammock Road Trail parallels its namesake from Highlands Hammock State Park to Lake Jackson, allowing Sebring residents easy access between two of the city's natural treasures. The state park...

Accordion

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

FL - 110 miles

Notice: Sections of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail are closed while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts Herbert Hoover Dike maintenance and rehabilitation. Please see the Army Corps of Engineers...

Chain of Lakes Trail

FL - 4.2 miles

The Chain of Lakes Trail stretches for more than 3 miles along a former railroad bed from downtown Winter Haven to north of Lake Alfred in central Florida. As its name implies, you'll pass numerous...

Pleasant Hill Road Recreational Pathway

FL - 0 miles

This is a dedicated bike-ped sidepath along Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee, Florida. The north-south trail extends from Cypress Parkway to Orange Blossom Trail (US Highway 17/ 92) through a setting...

Sebring Parkway Trail

FL - 4 miles

The Sebring Parkway Trail follows this major thoroughfare though downtown Sebring. Trail-goers will pass by three popular recreational attractions—Sebring Lake, Dinner Lake and Lake Jackson—as they...

Lake Jackson Trail

FL - 10.5 miles

The Lake Jackson Trail circles this popular swimming and boating spot in the heart of Sebring. Trail-goers will enjoy waterfront views along the lake's sandy shores and connections to other trails in...

Lake Wales Trailway

FL - 2.3 miles

The Lake Wales Trailway is a 2.3 mile, 12-foot wide asphalt path that circles most of Lake Wales. The trail serves both as a recreational and transportation asset, thanks to its proximity to a number...

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

FL - 9.3 miles

After 30 years of planning, the first segment of the Shingle Creek Regional Trail opened in Kissimmee in November 2016. The paved trail spans just over 1 mile, beginning near Steffee Landing, south of...

Fort Fraser Trail

FL - 7.75 miles

Note: Per a Florida Department of Transportation press release, "The Fort Fraser Trail will be closed at the Banana Creek Bridge from April through fall 2016 due to construction. The remainder of the...

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The General James A. Van Fleet State Trail runs 29 miles through some of Florida's most scenic rural landscape. If you are looking to immerse yourself in wetlands and wildlife, it will not disappoint;...

Recent Trail Reviews

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

Well Shaded, Abundant Wildlife

June, 2020 by trenner_tl

Enjoy a early morning ride through the Shingle Creek Preserve and Sanctuary. Well shaded and nice wide path. During my ride saw several species NOC birds, snake crossing my path,, alligator in the one of the many lakes. Path ends just North of Carol Street however the path is being extended over Osceola Parkway and will exited and additional 30 miles.

Kissimmee Trail Loop

Morning Ride

June, 2020 by trenner_tl

This morning I road the Northern Portion of the trail from N. Side of John Young Parkway to where the trail T off at Shingle Creek, The path isn't clearly marked however I met on of the Local which recommend the more scenic route. Please note that the official trail head go left (south) when you come to the T on the trail and then winds down under 192 and then East on the N Side of Kissimmee Airport to Central Blvd and then North Again. The trail on Central is mostly sidewall until you get 1/4 north of 192.

As I mentioned I went North and off the Kissimmee Trail which runs parallel to Shingle Creek Preserve . The path is mostly shaded and there is potential to see a variety of wildlife. According to the local I met he said that Kissimmee is in the process of extend the North Route over Osceola Parkway.

When the Path Y off before Osceola Parkway and I decided to Head South on West Carol Street and back to where I started on John Young Parkway. I am here visiting my daughter for the next few day therefore I will explore the Southern Route over the weekend and will post more.

Kissimmee Trail Loop

Morning Ride

June, 2020 by trenner_tl

This morning I road the Northern Portion of the trail from N. Side of John Young Parkway to where the trail T off at Shingle Creek, The path isn't clearly marked however I met on of the Local which recommend the more scenic route. Please note that the official trail head go left (south) when you come to the T on the trail and then winds down under 192 and then East on the N Side of Kissimmee Airport to Central Blvd and then North Again. The trail on Central is mostly sidewall until you get 1/4 north of 192.

As I mentioned I went North and off the Kissimmee Trail which runs parallel to Shingle Creek Preserve . The path is mostly shaded and there is potential to see a variety of wildlife. According to the local I met he said that Kissimmee is in the process of extend the North Route over Osceola Parkway.

When the Path Y off before Osceola Parkway and I decided to Head South on West Carol Street and back to where I started on John Young Parkway. I am here visiting my daughter for the next few day therefore I will explore the Southern Route over the weekend and will post more.

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General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

My favorite Central Florida Trail

May, 2020 by jamessimmons1006

There are several decent trails in this area, Cady Way, West Orange, etc but my favorite is the Van Fleet Trail. I know many find it to be a boring trail but I like the fact that it is never crazy crowded and hardly has any intersections so you can just ride and not have to worry about stopping all the time like West Orange. Combine this with the Auburndale Trail and round trip you can get around 72 miles in. Lots of critters to see as well. Deer, armadillos, snakes, raccoons, turtles owls, etc! Great to just put on head phones and ride!!

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

High marks for Lake "O" Trail

April, 2020 by thom11187

Parked at the Port Mayaca lock area right off of 441 S. and easily got right on the trail and headed north. Did the 14 miles mentioned in the reviews and it was great--no construction in that area. Well paved path, beautiful scenery on either side, the lake is majestic! Passed 6-7 other bikers over the course of 2 hours, so not well traveled on a weekday or maybe it's the Covid crisis? I plan to go further next time or head south from there and see where that leads. Only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because there are no bathrooms or real shaded areas at all during that stretch so be prepared for that--we had perfect weather, not terribly hot. Maybe it changes in different areas depending on where you are on the lake, if so I'd like to hear about it.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Rural landscape and easy ride

April, 2020 by dahogan

I took my first ride this week on the Van Fleet Trail. This trail is straight as an arrow and flat, so it’s an easy ride for all skill levels. The trail is in excellent shape and well marked. There’s plenty of shade. Whether a plus or a minus depends on the rider, but the Van Vleet Trail is very rural and quiet, without a lot of traffic. The scenery is pretty but doesn’t change much along the way. After a few miles, I found the trail a bit boring.

Chain of Lakes Trail

Nice trail

April, 2020 by jrwebhosting

A good walking trail

Lake Wales Trailway

lake Wales I

February, 2020 by dantonner

Beautiful trail and park. The town was very wise to preserve this area for everyone to share. There is a small section where there is no trail but you can ride on the road to connect to the rest of the trail but it is not marked

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

My favorite Florida rail-trail

February, 2020 by rim27

Rode the Van Fleet RT Feb 21-22, 2020. Combined with the semi-rural
Aburndale TECO trail the distance is 35.6 miles. If you like nature you'll
love the Van Fleet. Fully paved with mowed lawn on sides, then cypress
swamp and longleaf pine forests of the 322,690 acre Green Swamp Preserve. Saw a bobcat, a small snake and plenty of birds. From Park on
SR 33 in Polk City there's access to Aburndale trail going south and the
Van Fleet north. Parking at north end in Mabel take 121st Ave off route 50,
a 100yd long lumpy dirt road to nice parking area.

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

LOST trail was a delight

February, 2020 by suem.lamb

We started the trail at Moore Haven, Alvin Ward Park. We headed toward Lake Harbor but there was construction after 11 miles so we had to turn back. The ride there was beautiful. We were up on the levee road with waterways on both sides. The trail was absolutely flat with no elevation. There was a variety of birds to be seen along with alligators. There is no shade so put your sunscreen on and take plenty of water. We really enjoyed this ride and wish we could’ve made it all the way to Lake Harbor.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

biking ,running etc

January, 2020 by mandybird101

My husband and I love this trail , it’s and easy ride and beautifully maintained by the trail staff and state workers ;) highly recommend for a low impact ride or run¿¿

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

LOST Trail

January, 2020 by bonnie.smith_tl

Wasn’t exactly what we thought but was OK. Paved sections were nice but gravel parts can get tough. My wife and I both got flats on an all day ride. We have never both went flat and ran into another couple who had a flat as well. Not sure why or what caused them but both had small needle point punctures in a few places. The lake is not what we expected as you ride on top of a berm and your few is mainly weeds and saw grass. There are parts of the trail that take you well away from the lake as well.Was an OK ride but not one I’d drive to just to do,

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