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Explore the best rated trails in Bartow, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Orlando Southeast Trail and Lake Wales Trailway. With more than 33 trails covering 428 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.
We rode this on our Ebikes in early December 2022. Camped at Highland Hammock State Park (gorgeous) and rode 4 miles from the Park on the Hammock Trail to Sonny's BBQ on Rt 27. Crossed with the signal and the Lake Jackson sidewalk is right there. You could ride either direction about 10 miles around the Lake and arrive back at Sonny's for lunch. Part of the sidewalk is right on the Lake and some of it a bit off the Lake as you ride past the beautiful Lake houses. Sidewalk is a bit bumpy in spots but didn't bother us. We really enjoyed it. Fun to see all the houses and amazing landscaping. We are from AZ so the lushness is beautiful to us. I know many like the more remote trails and we do too, but also like the in town trails with lots to look at.
The trail varies from south to north. The southern end from the Upper Tampa Bay Trailhead is flat, with open space, woods to the west, and the toll road to the east. In this section, the toll road is not buffered, so it is noisier and in places very close to the trail. As you go north there are more trees and a larger gap to the toll road quieting down the ride. Once you are north of Anderson Snow Park, the trail has a rolling terrain. From SpringHill drive to the end at 98 and back, I had 1,200 feet of gain. From Anderson Snow to the southern end in back, much less.
I did a few trails did about 16 miles today on and off the paved trail. Spotted a couple deer!
Overall, it is a very nice trail that winds through Minneola and Clermont. Very nice connecting trail to West Orange and Groveland that is only a mile from its end. Would like to see an extension towards Groveland as there is not even a sidewalk to go with SR50 in some portions for around half a mile. It would also be nice to see the trail get extended towards the Van Fleet trail as a connector between these two trails. Also, I do really like and appreciate the mileage markers that are present on this trail as well as the Hancock Trail. I know that West Orange does have Mile Markers, but it is done way nicer on these two trails as nice full posts that aren’t just yellow markers.
A Sunny trail that’s great for training on Hills. Trail is partially lit and fully paved.
This is one of the best trails in Tampa. This is my review of the paved trail. The unique feature about this trail is that you can make it as long as you want because it's a circle. In addition to water stations, smooth pavement, restrooms, park ranger security, wildlife, parking, no vehicles, no traffic lights and it's Flat ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿
The trail is not that good anymore,building houses next to the trail,dirty,I remember it so different! Also the way to the Lake Apopka was closed and I came a long way with my dog ,because,the beautiful James van fleet trail,Groveland is temporary closed because of the hurricane IAN !!
I have mixed feelings about this trail. I love it as a walking trail but it is not very skate friendly. If you are a beginner or a novice roller blader/skater I would not recommend this trail. It has multiple surface types that are not conducive for skating. Again, I do highly recommend for walking or jogging.
I ride this trail often but what is listed is not accurate. For instance, there is not trail/road that connect the hunters creek path to Osceolla. That path has not been built yet. Eventually all of these paths will connect but that is several years away. That being said, it’s a wonderfully great trail but the longest segment is only about 7 miles. The future will be great. Just be aware as you plan your ride.
I loved this trail as it’s a ride through some true Florida wooded environment. I enjoyed going by the swamp and Cypress Trees.
Nice city trail with bridges to avoid traffic. We rode the southern 10 miles and plan to ride the northern part soon. It's mostly city type riding but a nice trail to get through the city. Nice jump off points too and parks along the way.
We started on the mainland and rode over the bay to Ream Trail..which by the way is awesome. Then we hooked up to the Duke Trail to Druid trail but couldn't make it to the beach. The whole thing was well worth it as it was well maintained. It was 16 miles to the end of the Druid trail. I would recommend starting halfway over the Courtney so you can make it to the Clearwater beach. We had e-bikes so 32 miles was enough for us. We plan on finishing it soon.
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