Lake Wales, FL Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

West Orange Trail

Do it!

March, 2021 by ctpappas1

This trail lives up to the hype...Winter Garden is top notch with all types of shops and restaurants...we’ll definitely do this again!

Orlando Southeast Trail

Spacious Trails throughout lovely master planned communities and quaint downtown Lake Nona.Even connections that are not a part of the trail are fairly wide and an enjoyable ride.

February, 2021 by msportgina

Spacious Trails throughout lovely master planned communities and quaint downtown Lake Nona.Even connections that are not a part of the trail are fairly wide and an enjoyable ride.

Flatwoods Park Trail

This trail is awsome. Love the water supplied. Nice trail smooth, the path is nice and wide.

February, 2021 by altypes4

This trail is awsome. Love the water supplied. Nice trail smooth, the path is nice and wide.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Watch out for gator crossings

February, 2021 by dmr1940

Awesome, flat, straight trail (NO stops for roads/traffic). We saw lots of wildlife including turtles, snakes & a huge gator.

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