Bartow, FL Bike Trails and Maps

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Auburndale TECO Trail

6.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Chain of Lakes Trail

4.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Courtney Campbell Trail

10.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Flatwoods Park Trail

7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fort Fraser Trail

7.75 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

50.1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hammock Road Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hancock Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Hardy Trail

0.9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Kissimmee Trail Loop

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Lake Jackson Trail

10.5 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Lake Wales Trailway

2.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

8.1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

North Bay Trail

6.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Old Fort King Trail

6.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Orlando Southeast Trail

13 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Sebring Parkway Trail

4 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

9.3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
Accordion

Starkey Wilderness Park Paved Trail

5.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Suncoast Trail

42 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

16.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

West Orange Trail

22 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt, Woodchips

Wilson Lake Parkway Trail

3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Withlacoochee State Trail

46 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
The Courtney Campbell Trail provides pedestrian and bicycle access along the southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, linking two communities, Tampa and Clearwater, and two counties,...
FL 10.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs, and on to the Pasco County line with the opening of a 5-mile section...
FL 50.1 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
The Hancock Trail is 6.5 miles of smooth as ice, undulating multi-purpose trail in Lake County, Florida. It’s wide - a good 14 ft - and the hilly topography can either be a moderate challenge or a...
FL 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Hardy Trail is a mile long walk or ride in the heart of Dade City. The trail sits on a converted railbed, and travels south from Church Avenue. Residents love using the trail to run or jog or walk...
FL 0.9 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
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
The North Bay Trail begins in downtown St. Petersburg with an easy connection to the scenic 42-mile Pinellas Trail at Bay Shore Drive SE. From there, the trail heads north along Tampa Bay, offering...
FL 6.3 mi Concrete
The Old Fort King Trail is a 6.7-mile mixed-surface trail in west Central Florida. The trail consists of two parts: starting from John B. Sargeant Park, a 2.2 mile paved portion heads north, along the...
FL 6.7 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
The Orlando Southeast Trail is a collection of multiuse pathways crisscrossing Lake Nona, a master-planned community southeast of the City of Orlando. Narcoosee Road, running north-south, serves as...
FL 13 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Accordion
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
The paved trail in Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park stretches across the preserve for about 6 miles. Well-spaced shelters along the trail offer pleasant places to rest in the shade; many are even...
FL 5.8 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north...
FL 42 mi Asphalt
The Town-n-Country Greenway is part of Tampa's network of trails and non-motorized greenways. You can access the paved trail from a parking lot on Webb Road, just south of Woodbridge Boulevard and on...
FL 3 mi Asphalt
Widely regarded as Tampa Bay's best urban trail, the Upper Tampa Bay Trail provides a scenic escape from its congested surroundings. The original section winds through suburban Citrus Park on an...
FL 16.5 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
The Wilson Parkway Trail parallels the road of the same name, stretching north from Cherry Rd to its endpoint on Libby Rd. #3. It’s mostly a green ride, there’s not much variation in scenery. The...
FL 3 mi Asphalt
The 46-mile Withlacoochee State Trail is a must-do pure Florida experience for any trail enthusiast. Situated between Orlando and Tampa, it hosts a steady stream of visitors and locals on its paved...
FL 46 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

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Trails by activity

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

FL - 16.5 miles

Widely regarded as Tampa Bay's best urban trail, the Upper Tampa Bay Trail provides a scenic escape from its congested surroundings. The original section winds through suburban Citrus Park on an...

Starkey Wilderness Park Paved Trail

FL - 5.8 miles

The paved trail in Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park stretches across the preserve for about 6 miles. Well-spaced shelters along the trail offer pleasant places to rest in the shade; many are even...

Courtney Campbell Trail

FL - 10.5 miles

The Courtney Campbell Trail provides pedestrian and bicycle access along the southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, linking two communities, Tampa and Clearwater, and two counties,...

Withlacoochee State Trail

FL - 46 miles

The 46-mile Withlacoochee State Trail is a must-do pure Florida experience for any trail enthusiast. Situated between Orlando and Tampa, it hosts a steady stream of visitors and locals on its paved...

Accordion

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,...

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...

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...

Town-n-Country Greenway (Hillsborough County)

FL - 3 miles

The Town-n-Country Greenway is part of Tampa's network of trails and non-motorized greenways. You can access the paved trail from a parking lot on Webb Road, just south of Woodbridge Boulevard and on...

Hancock Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Hancock Trail is 6.5 miles of smooth as ice, undulating multi-purpose trail in Lake County, Florida. It’s wide - a good 14 ft - and the hilly topography can either be a moderate challenge or a...

Suncoast Trail

FL - 42 miles

Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north...

North Bay Trail

FL - 6.3 miles

The North Bay Trail begins in downtown St. Petersburg with an easy connection to the scenic 42-mile Pinellas Trail at Bay Shore Drive SE. From there, the trail heads north along Tampa Bay, offering...

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...

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...

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...

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

FL - 50.1 miles

One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs, and on to the Pasco County line with the opening of a 5-mile section...

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...

Wilson Lake Parkway Trail

FL - 3 miles

The Wilson Parkway Trail parallels the road of the same name, stretching north from Cherry Rd to its endpoint on Libby Rd. #3. It’s mostly a green ride, there’s not much variation in scenery. 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...

Old Fort King Trail

FL - 6.7 miles

The Old Fort King Trail is a 6.7-mile mixed-surface trail in west Central Florida. The trail consists of two parts: starting from John B. Sargeant Park, a 2.2 mile paved portion heads north, along 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...

Courtney Campbell Trail

FL - 10.5 miles

The Courtney Campbell Trail provides pedestrian and bicycle access along the southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, linking two communities, Tampa and Clearwater, and two counties,...

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...

Accordion

Hardy Trail

FL - 0.9 miles

The Hardy Trail is a mile long walk or ride in the heart of Dade City. The trail sits on a converted railbed, and travels south from Church Avenue. Residents love using the trail to run or jog or walk...

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...

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...

Suncoast Trail

FL - 42 miles

Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north...

Orlando Southeast Trail

FL - 13 miles

The Orlando Southeast Trail is a collection of multiuse pathways crisscrossing Lake Nona, a master-planned community southeast of the City of Orlando. Narcoosee Road, running north-south, serves as...

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

FL - 50.1 miles

One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs, and on to the Pasco County line with the opening of a 5-mile section...

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,...

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...

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,...

Town-n-Country Greenway (Hillsborough County)

FL - 3 miles

The Town-n-Country Greenway is part of Tampa's network of trails and non-motorized greenways. You can access the paved trail from a parking lot on Webb Road, just south of Woodbridge Boulevard and on...

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...

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

FL - 16.5 miles

Widely regarded as Tampa Bay's best urban trail, the Upper Tampa Bay Trail provides a scenic escape from its congested surroundings. The original section winds through suburban Citrus Park on an...

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...

Hancock Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Hancock Trail is 6.5 miles of smooth as ice, undulating multi-purpose trail in Lake County, Florida. It’s wide - a good 14 ft - and the hilly topography can either be a moderate challenge or a...

North Bay Trail

FL - 6.3 miles

The North Bay Trail begins in downtown St. Petersburg with an easy connection to the scenic 42-mile Pinellas Trail at Bay Shore Drive SE. From there, the trail heads north along Tampa Bay, offering...

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...

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,...

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

FL - 50.1 miles

One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs, and on to the Pasco County line with the opening of a 5-mile section...

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...

Hancock Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Hancock Trail is 6.5 miles of smooth as ice, undulating multi-purpose trail in Lake County, Florida. It’s wide - a good 14 ft - and the hilly topography can either be a moderate challenge or a...

Accordion

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 Southeast Trail

FL - 13 miles

The Orlando Southeast Trail is a collection of multiuse pathways crisscrossing Lake Nona, a master-planned community southeast of the City of Orlando. Narcoosee Road, running north-south, serves as...

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,...

Old Fort King Trail

FL - 6.7 miles

The Old Fort King Trail is a 6.7-mile mixed-surface trail in west Central Florida. The trail consists of two parts: starting from John B. Sargeant Park, a 2.2 mile paved portion heads north, along the...

Hardy Trail

FL - 0.9 miles

The Hardy Trail is a mile long walk or ride in the heart of Dade City. The trail sits on a converted railbed, and travels south from Church Avenue. Residents love using the trail to run or jog or walk...

Withlacoochee State Trail

FL - 46 miles

The 46-mile Withlacoochee State Trail is a must-do pure Florida experience for any trail enthusiast. Situated between Orlando and Tampa, it hosts a steady stream of visitors and locals on its paved...

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...

Suncoast Trail

FL - 42 miles

Opened in 2001, the Suncoast Trail is part of Florida's Statewide Greenways and Trails System. The trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway, beginning in northern Hillsborough County, and heads north...

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...

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...

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,...

Courtney Campbell Trail

FL - 10.5 miles

The Courtney Campbell Trail provides pedestrian and bicycle access along the southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, linking two communities, Tampa and Clearwater, and two counties,...

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...

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...

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...

Town-n-Country Greenway (Hillsborough County)

FL - 3 miles

The Town-n-Country Greenway is part of Tampa's network of trails and non-motorized greenways. You can access the paved trail from a parking lot on Webb Road, just south of Woodbridge Boulevard and on...

Recent Trail Reviews

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

Gorgeous Trail - Inconsiderate & Unsafe Trail Users

February, 2021 by mkingsings_tl

The trail was fabulous, paved and winding along Lake Minneola. I would love to give our experience 5 stars, but several trail users made this impossible. We had been looking forward to biking this trail on our cruisers and traveled over an hour from Seminole County. We came on a Wednesday afternoon.

The posted speed limit on the trail is 15 mph and those directions are to also use the right side of the path.

Most of the bicyclists were riding touring bikes and exceeding the speed by a considerable amount. In addition, only two out of the more than 40 touring cyclists alerted us when they passed us. Because we didn't hear them coming, a collision nearly resulted in one case. We noticed that several pedestrians and a couple of other bicyclists were also startled at different times by these cyclists with some riding at speeds we've seen when they ride along the highway.

Another issue was people walking in groups spread across the entire path. I was nearly involved in a head-on collision with three cyclists because A walker who was spread across to the far left side of the trail did not yield despite my calling out 3 times "ON YOUR LEFT!" I had no where to go but into a pole or a park bench until she finally moved to her right. At that point I was able to see the other cyclists feet away who were only able to pass just inches from me. It could have been a big mess of bikes AND pedestrians.

Earlier we heard a jogger telling other groups to "break up" due to the same situation. No one walking seemed to hear him either.

I'd like to think that people just aren't thinking about how their use of the trail affects others. I really don't like to believe people are selfish and inconsiderate. Regardless of intent, however, there were at least three incidences that we personally witnessed or were involved in during our one and half ride in which we or others could have been hurt pretty badly.

In the interest of public safety it seems that the trail should be monitored, warnings given to abusers and fines imposed if they choose to continue to behave without concern for others.





Neptune Road Recreational Pathway

Sidewalk on a busy road

February, 2021 by david.weil.771

Not a fun ride. Not sure how this is in the rails to trails guide, it would be fine if you needed to commute to work. All you hear is traffic and not much to see; trail is a little quieter once you get to the school. A lot of the pavement has roots, asphalt is in need of repair and there are poor transitions to the streets. Caution on the crosswalk as some cars ignore the crosswalk signal even while the lights are flashing. Lots of better trails to choose from in FL

Auburndale TECO Trail

Update

February, 2021 by landscaperbirdwell

the trail has been extended on the southern end and now it's 9+ miles and ends at Plymouth Avenue instead of Denton Avenue

Accordion

Chain of Lakes Trail

Basic Trail

February, 2021 by terence2

The paved trail is pretty flat with the exception of some bridges across busy streets. From the parking lot at the Chamber of Commerce on the Winter Haven side to the end of the trail at W. Haines Blvd in Lake Alfred is 5.1m out and 5.1 miles back. It's pretty basic, but I would like to add some suggestions to make the ride slightly more enjoyable.

1) Try and time your ride for the third Saturday of the month. There is a free water ski show on Lake Silver. The show time changes so check the website for the Cypress Gardens Ski team. I suggest that you do your ride first and hit the show on the way back into Winter Haven as the bike path goes right past the lake.

2) Instead of just dead heading out to where the trail ends in Lake Alfred, take a little detour off the path to the Mackay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve. The preserve is a better destination than just the abrupt end of the trail in downtown Lake Alfred. It's about a mile east of the trail.

3) There's not a lot of shade on the trail so stay hydrated and bring sunscreen. There is a "splash pad park" along the trail in downtown Winter Haven where you can cool off under the misters so DEFINITELY bring a change of clothes.

4) Enjoy Winter Haven at the end of your ride. Again, bring a change of clothes...and explore the downtown area. There are public restrooms for changing near the splash park for changing. They have nice restaurants, coffee shops, a brewery, antique shops for browsing, and live music on Saturdays (once Covid subsides) - It's a cool little area to walk around after your ride.

I think it's a great way to kill a Saturday afternoon if you're looking for a leisurely ride. A good portion of the trail is through industrial areas, which is to be expected as this was an old train track bed, but if you're looking for a nice 10 or so mile easy trail, this is a good option.

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

awesome trail

February, 2021 by wfd337nwk5

The trail is paved and there are great views the entire way. There are parks along the way and places to eat. Such a relaxing and beautiful ride.

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

trail review

February, 2021 by christophermartinezx3

I live 5 min from this trail and my family and I have gone bike riding and running on it. I just picked up roller blading as a way to change up my fitness. If your into biking and running this is the trail for you but if you like rollerblading I would recommend another trail. I parked in the fitness parking lot and skipped going over the bridge. I would rank the road here about 6/10 lots of cracks in the road and the pavement is uneven in most places I would assume because of tree roots but it’s still good for rollerblading. I made a right at the crossroads to head toward the dump. This part of the trail is terrible. Very rough for rollerblading.

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

First Time Riders

February, 2021 by tcahill1952

Visiting Orlando, first time we brought our bikes. Looked this up on the App. Enjoyed the rides on the well paved trail. Overcast February day, so sun was not a problem. Great warm up ride for a casual 1 hour ride out and back.

Courtney Campbell Trail

Start of trail is closed

February, 2021 by bminfla

FFYI - was there on the weekend. The start of the trail on W Cypress St is closed, suggest you park in Courtney Campbell parking sites to walk the later part of the trail

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Trail to Clearwater beach & luncheon with friends

January, 2021 by claire.speir

Completed the largo to Clearwater section and detoured to the beach for lunch. We drove from Bradenton and parked at Scott Taylor park -It had bathrooms and connects to the trail. Will definitely do this again but wanted to share how to get there because I looked for others that might have detoured to the beach for lunch and didn't see exactly how to do it. Follow the trail from Largo to Clearwater and take a left at turner street. You will see the sign that says "to beach" follow that! ( we didn't do that and ended up riding with traffic) It has a paved sidewalk with a yellow strip on the side with signs to show you the way. You also mostly stay off the road this way. Also--this will keep you away from traffic on this side that goes over the Clearwater bridge. When you get to just before the roundabout- use the crosswalk to walk over to the right side of the road and take the roundabout north. We wanted to have lunch right on the beach at frenchys Rockaway grill. You are on the sand with umbrellas! It was magical. Turns out there are several frenchys restaurants - so go for the "rockaway grill". There was also the Palm Pavillion restaurant but it has a patio and you aren't directly on the sand. This was a decent ride and the only hard part was the hill up the bridge- we walked some of it. Not that bad but we were out of shape. We originally were thinking we biked about 7 miles round trip. Turns out it was 13 total. We were shocked because it didn't feel that long. The ride is close to one hour each way. Not including lunch- which we spent about 1.5 hours! We didn't want to leave it was so perfect. I hope this helps someone who was like me looking for help to plan a a detour to the beach. Definitely doing this again! bridge.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Our first visit to this trail

January, 2021 by 8gfczrqgsp

We were very disappointed in our Jan 2021 visit to this nicely shaded and straight as an arrow trail. The surface is kinda bumpy where roots have caused the asphalt to rise making for an uncomfortable ride. Saw only 1 turtle and 1 rat snake. Had hoped for other wildlife so we found it pretty boring. The Withlahoochee remains our favorite!

Auburndale TECO Trail

Morning Ride

January, 2021 by dmurrayn6

Easy ride. Trail is clean-has a few leaves & sticks. Easy to park & go to the trail.

West Orange Trail

Cute little towns line the trail as it weaves in and out of locations. Not intended for someone trying to get in long continious miles. Several street crossings.

January, 2021 by runnersenoski

Cute little towns line the trail as it weaves in and out of locations. Not intended for someone trying to get in long continious miles. Several street crossings.

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