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Gen. James A. Van Fleet State Trail

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Polk City, FL
+1 352-394-2280
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Great Place to ride or walk

I love biking but since moving to Central Florida its hard to find safe places to ride. I finally... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Keith S
Orlando, Florida
Great way to see "real" Florida

I've been visiting family in Polk City for 25 years and for the first time had an opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love biking but since moving to Central Florida its hard to find safe places to ride. I finally made it to the trail head and put in 20+ miles today. This place is great. the trail is very well maintained, there are bathrooms every...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I've been visiting family in Polk City for 25 years and for the first time had an opportunity to check out this trail by bicycle. I started at the Polk City trailhead and did an out-and-back to mile marker 6.5 (13 miles round trip). I...More

Thank ilpiccs
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I took the bikes out of the trail and loved the peace and quiet. This is a very long trail that spans at least two counties. You can really take a long ride if you want to. There is a lot of...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of the best cycle trails we have been on in central Florida, we saw lots of wildlife ,tortoise ,Alligators turtles, snakes, dear squirrels .The trail is well looked after and the wardens are very helpful and friendly. the trail has lots of...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We've ridden this trail and still like it. Mileage markers are clearly visible and rest benches are placed in idea places.

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We biked about 8 miles of the trail starting at the north end going south. The trail was mostly shaded. Some open areas to view swamps. It was nice the trail was marked with mile markers. Bathrooms at the north near the lot. We enjoyed...More

Thank susane244
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The Van Fleet Trail is a very well maintained trail and is a smoothly, paved almost perfectly straight trail with no elevation change at all. There are restrooms and water fountains located at trail heads along the trail. There are also some benches along the...More

1  Thank GaryandDenise2013
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Every day that we rode this trail we experienced some form of wildlife, from alligators, snakes and wild boar babies to as many birds as you could name. Loved it! Always felt safe, great restroom facilities, very flat and well traveled. I will be back...More

Thank ShelleyBeanie
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is a smooth trail that a road bike can be used. Wildlife everywhere. Turtles, gators,deer, and many kinds of birds. the tall trees shade the way most of the 29 miles day. There are some towns along the way that have some food to...More

2  Thank Marie B
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Did my first 20 miles on Van Fleet Trail this morning and it was spectacular. I love this rail-trail! Started at Mabel trailhead and came across a gopher turtle in my 1st mile. Ran into white tail deer in the 2nd mile.. And it's hunting...More

2  Thank FlaHarlock
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11 September 2016|
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Response from GaryandDenise2013 | Reviewed this property |
I should have added that the full, complete name of the trail is the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail. Knowing this will help you search for it online and read the information about it. Also search for just his name... More