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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 Withlacoochee State Trail and Orlando Southeast Trail . With more than 33 trails covering 433 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Orlando Southeast Trail

Great Ride during the Holidays

February, 2024 by jallen1804

I ride this area at least twice a week. The trails are wide & the scenery is pretty good. It is great place to ride at night if you enjoy that. The neighborhood is always well decorated at Christmas.

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

Great Skating Trail

February, 2024 by brookeypav

Did the entire trail (both ends) on quad skates (24 mile total). Amazing surface quality for skating. Lots of cute landmarks especially the old railroad bridges. Very enjoyable…except the random landfill bleh. But lovely trail. Definitely fun for the fellow skaters

Hancock Trail

Hill work

February, 2024 by vbellatplay

On our visit to Florida and first time in the saddle in six months we opted for a short day, about 20 miles. We parked at the Copper library which was convenient and had nice bathrooms and water. There are new developments and a shopping complex since the details to this trail were written. At about mile 5 there is a Publix, Starbucks and a few more retail stores. There were a lot of roads to cross and hills to climb. We opted for a 6 mile round trip down the intersecting Lake Shore trail to Minneola Lake. That was a nice, scenic section. Overall a good day to start our season.

Accordion

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Great Trail

February, 2024 by pdreger

Rode on a cold day but still saw otters and deer. Be careful because Google maps will take you the wrong way. The northern most part of the trail is in Mabel FL off Highway 50. The access road to this point is horrible but short.

Withlacoochee State Trail

e-bike

February, 2024 by moniquebangs

Had an excellent ride today. Nice trail, wide bike paths. Lots of bathrooms and picnic tables. Will go back.

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

trail closed at rocky creek

February, 2024 by jpxrn68cxh

February 8/24 disappointed!! We stared at Peterson Rd and trail closed ate Rock Creek over pass. Had great lunch at Florida Cracker Trading Company. Hope the trail is not closed at this point too long!

Withlacoochee State Trail

Great Trail

February, 2024 by suesettle08

We rode twice on this trail on Feb. 2-3 starting at the Central Motel in Inverness, FL. It is a very, very nice trail. We did 10 miles south from our motel and then rode from the motel north to the South Citrus Springs Trailhead, 26 miles round trip. Very busy on a beautiful Saturday morning with an even mix of recumbants, e-bikes and bikes - very few kids riding. When we go back to Florida next year, this trail and this motel are on the agenda again.

Tampa Riverwalk

good for walking

February, 2024 by britrosie

Tampa Riverwalk is okay for walking, but anything else wouldn’t work out quite well. I scootered there and it was kinda hard with so many people walking around. It’s a high traffic area.

Lake Jackson Trail

Glorified Sidewalk Trail

January, 2024 by brookeypav

This trail is a sidewalk around the island. It’s really about 10.3 miles according to my tracking. It’s scenic at points but also cuts through neighborhoods which is fine but eh. Super easy to do on in-line skates. Probably wouldn’t do it again

Fort Fraser Trail

Very Nice Urban Bicycle Trail - Well Worth a Ride!

January, 2024 by jay1958

This is a very nice urban bicycle trail. The riding surface when we rode in January 2024 was excellent. We included the short spur trail, about 7/10 of a mile - following the sign for same - that is fairly close to the trail end on the Lakeland side, and about 85% of the way to the end from the Bartow side.

This was a fun ride, great riding surface and very well maintained. Thank you, local governments and Florida state government for providing this trail! The reason we gave it four stars instead of five is only because, as an urban trail, there are quite a few road crossings as well as a fairly busy highway in clear view of the trail for 70% to 80% of its length. The GOOD NEWS is that is usually about 30-40 feet or more of buffer (grass) between the bicycle trail and the highway.

Suncoast Trail

Suncoast cruise

January, 2024 by sandymo

As others have said, much of the trail is adjacent to the main highway. That said, it’s a great trail and is perfect for getting in some miles. It’s not the most scenic and there are no facilities, but for making time and logging miles, it can’t be beat.

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

Quick Classic

January, 2024 by ryanmtator

I enjoy this trail as it weaves in and out of city and wilderness views. For me it’s a nice afternoon quick ride. I might bring a hammock sometime for the park.

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