Avon Park, FL Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Serene ride

October, 2021 by jillwinchel6

We started at south end in Polk City and biked 8 miles north. There is plenty of parking and a restroom about .5 mile in. Nice wide trail with benches along the way. Plenty of tortoises! We also saw turkeys. We crossed a dirt road and a major 2 lane road on this section. 1/2 mile markers are painted on the trail. Mostly shady and so quiet-only heard the birds. Asphalt trail was mostly smooth but did have some bumps and rolling areas. I would bike it again if in the area.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

General James A Van Fleet Trail

September, 2021 by boogeydownbronx

This trail is definitely relaxing with the natural wildlife makes it wonderful. A straight well maintained asphalt bike trail. A great spot to ride your bike and not have a care in the world. Not a heavy over populated trail with tons of people who don’t know the rules of biking. Lots of shade riding the 30 miles one way. If you don’t like serene, middle of nowhere type of trails, then this is not for you.

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

I hope they get it all sorted out.

September, 2021 by davidehand

So far , 9/25/21, from my own personal experience, the longest stretch of paved trail that you can ride on without being blocked is from Port Mayaca to Taylor Creek. Which is about 19 miles. Recently, I got on the trail at South Bay. I could only pedal a very limited distance before the paved part ran out or the path was blocked because of construction. As other people have stated, you might want to bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

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Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)

Is this some kind of a joke?!!

September, 2021 by davidehand

I pedaled from Port Mayaca to Taylor creek. The good is that part it was well paved, and I didn't have to contend with traffic. Also, I saw a pair of grey foxes. The bad part is you can't go any further on the trail at Taylor Creek. I couldn't just follow the road back to 441 because they had a chain link fence there that was locked with no way around. I had to go south on the trail to find a way over to the highway to get water. To make my way back to the trail, I had to get past this other gate that had a high curb and locks. The way they make it a big hassle to get to the road from the trail and vice versa seems like someone doesn't like cyclists? I understand having gates to keep cars off of the trail, but why are they making it hard for cyclists?

Auburndale TECO Trail

Pretty and shaded trail.

August, 2021 by jgilber651

Nice place to go since trail is shaded. Twigs and branches are in trail so difficult to inline skate at times. The bathrooms are filthy!!!

Chain of Lakes Trail

If you like...

August, 2021 by janet3511

Depressed area, abandon industrial complex, water treatment plants, Grave yards this is for you. Only for people that live there.

Chain of Lakes Trail

locals only !

August, 2021 by janet3511

We have ridden most of the trails in central florida, most are beautiful, this one not so much. No shade and not much to see.

Auburndale TECO Trail

nice quiet trail

June, 2021 by jeffdeitrick60

This is our sixth trail that we have tried. Very smooth. Well marked mile markers. Not a lot of scenery. We went on a beautiful Monday in June. In the six mile trip we passed about 15 people. The people seemed very friendly. Much more so than other trails we’ve tried. Do not make a special long trip for this path. It would be a great trail if you’re in the area or live locally. As far as nature we saw lots of birds and four snakes. Harmless black snakes. Bathrooms were not plentiful and very dirty. No trash anywhere on the trail.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Great trail

June, 2021 by moshe.t.guilaran

This is a wonderful trail just to see how far you can go. It’s 20+ miles of straightaway. The people are friendly and courteous as well. Minor animal spotting like gopher turtles and random non-venomous snakes.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Deen Still Trailhead has limited parking

June, 2021 by bacarlson

There is only parking for 3 cars at best and it's just grass but not really a parking lot. There is one good spot and 2 that are a little sketchy. Beautiful trail with lots of shade here.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

long and straight

May, 2021 by selbertson3

Definitely a ride through the wilderness. Water stations but little else along the way. Bring your own food as the is nowhere to purchase.

Hammock Road Trail

A good walk/run/bike trail

April, 2021 by wcprpsgt

The listed distance is probably too high. My tracker came up with 2.74 miles and I realize it can be off a bit, but probably not a mile. Anyway, this trail is a well maintained asphalt trail, six feet wide. Most of the trail has limited vehicle access, except on the east end. Five benches are on the trail. Much of the trail is shaded. The only drawback is the very east end that crosses US 27, which is very busy. This trail is a good connector between Highlands Hammock State Park and Lake Jackson. Public parking is only available at the west end of the trail.

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