Bartow, FL Birding 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, Concrete

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 Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs and on to the Pasco County line for a total of 50 miles....
FL 50.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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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Recent Trail Reviews

Courtney Campbell Trail

This is a really nice trail with wonderful views but there is absolutely no shade! Sunscreen is vital!

April, 2021 by phyllispepper2002

This is a really nice trail with wonderful views but there is absolutely no shade! Sunscreen is vital!

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Nice Trail

April, 2021 by tagnrocky

We accessed this trail from Wall Springs park in Palm Harbor where there was plenty of parking. Rode north to Tarpon Springs. The trail was pleasant and separated pedestrians from bikers on separate paths in congested areas. We rode to the sponge docks but could not find any bike racks to lock up our bikes. A nice trail.

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.

Accordion

West Orange Trail

Very nice trail. The ride is off the road. It's shaded in a lot of areas. It's good for beginners and intermediate riders. I ride this trail regularly.

April, 2021 by richardenigmacarr

Very nice trail. The ride is off the road. It's shaded in a lot of areas. It's good for beginners and intermediate riders. I ride this trail regularly.

Courtney Campbell Trail

Amazing Ocean Ride

April, 2021 by damoncrief

Very nice. It connects to several other trails nearby!

Kissimmee Trail Loop

It’s a “Meh” Trail

April, 2021 by rtdutton

I didn’t find this trail very interesting. Another user had said that it felt like “an alley” and this is true for the section between Hoagland and John Young where it closely passes homes and apartments. The rest of the trail between John Young - Central and the southern section by the airport seem barren. The trail does connect to Shingle Creek and additional trails which are definitely worth visiting. Overall, this is the least interesting bike trail I have traversed in Florida. I will return to West Orange and Cross Seminole trails before biking this one again.

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

bellos

April, 2021 by vilmagarciavaldes

Muy hermoso el recorido

Kissimmee Trail Loop

stay away

April, 2021 by cponzo

This is more like an alley between what are not nice areas.. felt unsafe. Plus the pavement is in bad shape

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Decent trail with lots of space to let it unwind

March, 2021 by timmyb1957

Went here for the first time in March of 2021. I can only talk about the first 12.5 miles going north from the Polk City trailhead.

Overall, the trail itself is in decent shape. It is a bit bumpy from tree roots (only occasionally) and also has some big dips where the ground has settled under the trail. Most of this is in the first few miles.

The trail was relatively well-maintained. No real issues as far as big potholes or trees encroaching.

The first crossing is about 3 miles in and it is a very desolate road, so you can ride for a good ways without stop-and-go. The second one in at about 5 miles needs your full attention. A very fast moving, busy two-lane highway with no flashers to alert motorists that you are crossing.

There are no restrooms at the trailhead, so if you need one before your ride, you're better off to stop at the convenience store before you get there.

Overall, we'd go back but we'll go to the next trailhead up so we can see a different part of the trail.

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

outstanding best in central Florida

March, 2021 by liongolf

We road the Clermont to Winter Garden part of the trail. It is one of the most scenic and nicest trails we road in central Florida. Highly recommend it. Start in Clermont, have lunch at the brewery building on the west of Winter Garden and return to Clermont. About 13 miles one way.

Lake Jackson Trail

More of a walking trail

March, 2021 by wcprpsgt

This route is probably only about 9.75 miles or a bit longer. I walked it and that's what my Garmin said. Garmin could be off a bit, but probably not by 3/4 of a mile. Anyway, this route could use a few park benches along the way, as the only two places to rest are the two parks on opposite sides of the lake. Parts of this route could be run, but parts have many street crossings and driveways that make running difficult. I would not recommend bike riding along the three miles that front US 27 on the west side (although some ride there). I have walked and run many trails and I rate this one average. I think this route has potential to become a better trail with a bit of work.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Straight as an Arrow

March, 2021 by bretthburkey

This trail is ideal for race training. If you’re looking to put your head down and pound it for 3-4 hours, then this is your place. If you’re looking for some hills and turns, or if you want sights there are better choices. This is very remote with no water options. Bring your own. We’ll go again but I like the Withalacoochee and Marjorie Carr Trails more.

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