Lake Jackson Trail

Florida

Lake Jackson Trail Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Highlands
Length: 10.5 miles
Trail end points: Lake Jackson and Lake Jackson
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6588749
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Lake Jackson Trail Description

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 the community.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at Veterans Beach on the west side of Lake Jackson and at Bayfront Park in downtown Sebring.

Lake Jackson Trail Reviews

My wife and I went to Sebring to ride the Lake Jackson Trail. We departed from the historic 100 year old Kenilworth Lodge with a stop at the Legacy Bicycles Shop around the corner from the Lodge. The trail consists of a concrete sidewalk most of the 10 miles. The west side of the Trail is along the Lake and the busy Rt. 98/27. Step joints in the sidewalk have been ground smooth. Riders should be experienced and patient because of the many driveways and streets crossing the narrow Trail. Veterans Beach Park on the west side of the Lake has nice facilities (bathrooms and picnic tables). We rode the connecting 3.5 mile off-road Hammock Road Trail to Highlands Hammock State Park.

After completing the Trail we rode to the Garden Cafe on N. Ridgewood Dr. (Rt. 17) for a delightful outdoor lunch.

I ride this trail several times a week. My advise is to stay on the road. There are many, many intersections (roads and driveways) and, you know every intersection is a hazard as most accidents happen at intersections. Also, if you get behind a slow cyclist, and there are many, you're stuck. No way to pass. Finally, 27 is a very busy, noisy highway. I typically cross 27 and go onto Sparta and bike through the neighborhoods and golf courses which is much more peaceful. I'm not a fan of trails that are separated from the road by grass, etc. I consider these to be sidewalks. The best trails are separated by only a white stripe or truly are converted rail-trails and don't follow along side roadways. So, my advise is to ride on the road and be part of the vehicular traffic.

This trail is nothing more than a sidewalk round the lake. Not marked, ~3/4 of it residential, ~1/4 along busy US27. It's safe but not interesting.

Accordion

I biked this 10 mile trail this morning around this large lake in exactly an hour. It is all sidewalk but they have ground off the bumps where necessary. About a third of the trail you are right along the lake and the other two thirds there are houses on both sides of the road and sidewalk. Fairly interesting but not rural. Youker

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