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Auburndale TECO Trail

6.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Cady Way Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Chain of Lakes Trail

3.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Flatwoods Park Trail

7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fort Fraser Trail

7.75 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Gaston Edwards Trail

0.7 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Gertrude's Walk

0.25 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Hammock Road Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Jackson Trail

10.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Lake Wales Trailway

2.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Little Econ Greenway

8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Orlando Urban Trail

2.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Pine Hills Trail

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sebring Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

1.4 mi
State: FL
Boardwalk, Concrete

West Orange Trail

22 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips
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 Cady Way Trail runs from the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Howell Branch Road/Hall Road (just east of Goldenrod Park in Goldenrod) west and south to Colonial Town Center (Fashion Square Mall)...
FL 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Chain of Lakes Trail stretches for more than 3 miles along a former railroad bed from downtown Winter Haven north to Lake Alfred in central Florida. As its name implies, you'll pass numerous lakes...
FL 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Flatwoods Park Trail is located within a park of the same name. Flatwoods Park is just one of five parks that make up the Wilderness Park system. These parks include Trout Creek, Dead River,...
FL 7 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
In northern Orlando, the Gaston Edwards Trail provides a pleasant jaunt of nearly a mile along Lake Ivanhoe's eastern shore. (Hence, the trail is also known as the Lake Ivanhoe Trail.) The paved route...
FL 0.7 mi Concrete
The 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; at...
FL 29 mi Asphalt
Gertrude’s Walk spans three city blocks in downtown Orlando, providing access to offices and the city’s sports arena not far from its southern end. The trail runs adjacent to an active CSX and Amtrak...
FL 0.25 mi Concrete
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
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
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
The Little Econ Greenway trail is just one section of the Orlando area's many fine trails. features riverside recreation, picnicking, wildlife watching, and canoe trails. It also features a canal...
FL 8 mi Asphalt
Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant way for pedestrians and bicyclists to reach a number of recreational and cultural attractions in the city's northern neighborhoods. It winds by several lakes,...
FL 2.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Opened in 2017, Orange County's Pine Hills Trail spans 1.75 miles from Alhambra Drive to Silver Star Road in a western subdivision of Orlando. In the middle of the north-south route, a spur heads...
FL 2.5 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 1.4 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more...
FL 13 mi Asphalt
Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro Orlando. Fifteen...
FL 22 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

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General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The 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; at...

West Orange Trail

FL - 22 miles

Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro Orlando. Fifteen...

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...

Accordion

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

FL - 1.4 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...

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

FL - 13 miles

About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more...

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...

Orlando Urban Trail

FL - 2.6 miles

Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant way for pedestrians and bicyclists to reach a number of recreational and cultural attractions in the city's northern neighborhoods. It winds by several lakes,...

Chain of Lakes Trail

FL - 3.2 miles

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

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...

Gertrude's Walk

FL - 0.25 miles

Gertrude’s Walk spans three city blocks in downtown Orlando, providing access to offices and the city’s sports arena not far from its southern end. The trail runs adjacent to an active CSX and Amtrak...

Flatwoods Park Trail

FL - 7 miles

The Flatwoods Park Trail is located within a park of the same name. Flatwoods Park is just one of five parks that make up the Wilderness Park system. These parks include Trout Creek, Dead River,...

Little Econ Greenway

FL - 8 miles

The Little Econ Greenway trail is just one section of the Orlando area's many fine trails. features riverside recreation, picnicking, wildlife watching, and canoe trails. It also features a canal...

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,...

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...

Cady Way Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Cady Way Trail runs from the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Howell Branch Road/Hall Road (just east of Goldenrod Park in Goldenrod) west and south to Colonial Town Center (Fashion Square Mall)...

Pine Hills Trail

FL - 2.5 miles

Opened in 2017, Orange County's Pine Hills Trail spans 1.75 miles from Alhambra Drive to Silver Star Road in a western subdivision of Orlando. In the middle of the north-south route, a spur heads...

Gaston Edwards Trail

FL - 0.7 miles

In northern Orlando, the Gaston Edwards Trail provides a pleasant jaunt of nearly a mile along Lake Ivanhoe's eastern shore. (Hence, the trail is also known as the Lake Ivanhoe Trail.) The paved route...

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The 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; at...

Gertrude's Walk

FL - 0.25 miles

Gertrude’s Walk spans three city blocks in downtown Orlando, providing access to offices and the city’s sports arena not far from its southern end. The trail runs adjacent to an active CSX and Amtrak...

Chain of Lakes Trail

FL - 3.2 miles

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

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

FL - 13 miles

About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more...

Accordion

Orlando Urban Trail

FL - 2.6 miles

Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant way for pedestrians and bicyclists to reach a number of recreational and cultural attractions in the city's northern neighborhoods. It winds by several lakes,...

Cady Way Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Cady Way Trail runs from the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Howell Branch Road/Hall Road (just east of Goldenrod Park in Goldenrod) west and south to Colonial Town Center (Fashion Square Mall)...

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,...

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...

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 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...

Flatwoods Park Trail

FL - 7 miles

The Flatwoods Park Trail is located within a park of the same name. Flatwoods Park is just one of five parks that make up the Wilderness Park system. These parks include Trout Creek, Dead River,...

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

FL - 1.4 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...

Pine Hills Trail

FL - 2.5 miles

Opened in 2017, Orange County's Pine Hills Trail spans 1.75 miles from Alhambra Drive to Silver Star Road in a western subdivision of Orlando. In the middle of the north-south route, a spur heads...

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...

Little Econ Greenway

FL - 8 miles

The Little Econ Greenway trail is just one section of the Orlando area's many fine trails. features riverside recreation, picnicking, wildlife watching, and canoe trails. It also features a canal...

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...

West Orange Trail

FL - 22 miles

Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro Orlando. Fifteen...

Gaston Edwards Trail

FL - 0.7 miles

In northern Orlando, the Gaston Edwards Trail provides a pleasant jaunt of nearly a mile along Lake Ivanhoe's eastern shore. (Hence, the trail is also known as the Lake Ivanhoe Trail.) The paved route...

West Orange Trail

FL - 22 miles

Connecting small communities and suburban neighborhoods, the 22-mile West Orange Trail is one of Florida's most popular rail-trails, thanks to its reputation and proximity to metro Orlando. Fifteen...

Flatwoods Park Trail

FL - 7 miles

The Flatwoods Park Trail is located within a park of the same name. Flatwoods Park is just one of five parks that make up the Wilderness Park system. These parks include Trout Creek, Dead River,...

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

FL - 13 miles

About 20 miles west of Orlando, the South Lake Trail (also known as Lake Minneola Scenic Trail) takes in some of central Florida's most spectacular prospects. Nowhere in this region will you find more...

Little Econ Greenway

FL - 8 miles

The Little Econ Greenway trail is just one section of the Orlando area's many fine trails. features riverside recreation, picnicking, wildlife watching, and canoe trails. It also features a canal...

Accordion

Orlando Urban Trail

FL - 2.6 miles

Orlando Urban Trail offers a pleasant way for pedestrians and bicyclists to reach a number of recreational and cultural attractions in the city's northern neighborhoods. It winds by several lakes,...

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...

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,...

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

FL - 29 miles

The 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; at...

Chain of Lakes Trail

FL - 3.2 miles

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

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

FL - 1.4 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...

Pine Hills Trail

FL - 2.5 miles

Opened in 2017, Orange County's Pine Hills Trail spans 1.75 miles from Alhambra Drive to Silver Star Road in a western subdivision of Orlando. In the middle of the north-south route, a spur heads...

Gertrude's Walk

FL - 0.25 miles

Gertrude’s Walk spans three city blocks in downtown Orlando, providing access to offices and the city’s sports arena not far from its southern end. The trail runs adjacent to an active CSX and Amtrak...

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...

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...

Gaston Edwards Trail

FL - 0.7 miles

In northern Orlando, the Gaston Edwards Trail provides a pleasant jaunt of nearly a mile along Lake Ivanhoe's eastern shore. (Hence, the trail is also known as the Lake Ivanhoe Trail.) The paved route...

Cady Way Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Cady Way Trail runs from the intersection of Aloma Avenue and Howell Branch Road/Hall Road (just east of Goldenrod Park in Goldenrod) west and south to Colonial Town Center (Fashion Square Mall)...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Flatwoods Park Trail

I enjoy Flatwoods Park

November, 2017 by mrowe52

Love riding Flatwoods Park for a good workout and great senery.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

What a big surprise

November, 2017 by gregride

I was in Orlando FL area for the Thanksgiving Holiday week. So I decide to bring my bike and ride some of the trails in the area. I started with the Van Fleet and boy what a surprise I got. The trail was well maintain and had bike repair stations about every 2 to 3 miles. The restroom was super clean , well the one I use at the Green pond road trail head. There was Park Rangers on duty, That's a big plus. I talk to a lot of friendly people on the trail. This trail is straight and flat. Makes for some good tempo and SST rides. I rode the trail all week and did not bother trying out the other trails.

West Orange Trail

west Orange bike trail

November, 2017 by ittybritty

Wonderful paved trail through neighborhoods, nature, & historic old small towns. Lots to do on trail and offers more than others. Would ride again !

Accordion

Flatwoods Park Trail

Flatwoods Park Trail

November, 2017 by debbie.porte

A wonderful Sunday morning trail.
The 7 mile multi-use loop lives up to its name. I always prefer a loop. It's so nice to be able to park, cycle and return to the vehicle without having to turnaround.
This is a wonderful paved flat trail surrounded by wonderful Florida wildlife. Rest and water stations are plentiful.
This trail now has automated parking meters that can accept credit/debit cards as well as cash. $2 for the day includes all Hillsborough County Parks.

Little Econ Greenway

Fun dirt/sand trail

October, 2017 by rstotts37

Trail difficulty is intermediate, but if you just want to take it easy, you can stick to the wide service trails. Definitely would recommend as it has great scenery with some wildlife.

Flatwoods Park Trail

Flatwoods Trail...a winner

October, 2017 by coconutbay

Drove from I-75 and turned east on Bruce B. Downs Blvd, driving less than a mile before turning right (south) into the entrance. Trail head has restrooms and a Pepsi machine. We enjoyed the very smooth asphalt surface and the scenery -lots of the "old Florida" with palmettos and native trees. Saw a 6' alligator off to the side. Friendly bicyclists passed us (we're on recumbent trikes) and we passed walkers and a skater.

A quick shower hit us at the best time, as we were only a few feet from a shelter. Nice to have a place to hang out.

INSIDER INFO:
1) 11 mile trip if you use the Bruce B. Downs entrance. 7 miles if you use the Morris Bridge road entrance. Plan accordingly!
2) After riding there are several places to grab a fast food lunch (ChickFila, etc) and a Walgreens to visit if you stop and happen to adjust your bike seat on an ant bed like me.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Trail closed

October, 2017 by kenweaver10

10-5 17,,,,,,Trail is closed at Polk City due to Hurricane Irma damage.Haven't checked the Green Pond or Mabel areas.

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

Excelente trail

September, 2017 by mcuevas.bast

Es una pista corta pero suficiente para hacer un circuito de 5 km ida y vuelta. Excelente opción para correr alrededor de las 7 a 9 am, hay sombra casi todo el recorrido. Nos encontramos conejos, garzas y pavo reales.

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

Kenny

September, 2017 by ken.kentner

Great bike trail! Beautiful ride around lake in the town of Clermont. Nice challenge heading east with lots of rolling hills. Great work out and great scenery! Connects to West Orange Trail so you can ride for miles and miles. Fast or slow it is a very fun and enjoyable ride. One if the best around!

West Orange Trail

Trail perfect!

September, 2017 by ken.kentner

The trail is beautiful! Great for all types of riders. Family friendly to serious riders. Short or long rides the trail is the perfect place for exercise. I love the casual rides with my family. Also, love the long rides on my road bike for serious but fun workouts. Beautiful scenery to enjoy all throughout trail. One of the best bike trails in the region.

Flatwoods Park Trail

easy ride

August, 2017 by bluefox1930

nice easy ride. has a lot of off trails if mtb is ur thing. does cost 2 bucks to park. wildlife was a nice change from seeing cars.

Chain of Lakes Trail

such a good ride

August, 2017 by bluefox1930

the view was far better then what i expected we parked at Cypress Point Park ended up being 11.02 from there but it also connects to other trails as well. its a must

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