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Explore the best rated trails in Bartow, FL, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Orlando Southeast Trail and Lake Wales Trailway . With more than 33 trails covering 431 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Thru the worst parts of town. Room for improvement. I wouldn’t walk it after dark.
This portion of the Suncoast Trail is a nice trail. It parallels an interstate highway but is frequently buffered by trees and bushes, and traffic along this portion of the highway is relatively not busy except for the garbage trucks returning from the nearby transfer station. It is a rolling trail with a good black top surface, some say bitumenes, I’m not sure of the difference. No facilites of any type, so if you’re bashful this isn’t your trail!!
I quit riding the Starkey Trail last year because the trail surface was disintegrating! WELL, I road it yesterday (12/10/23) and it’s been completely resurfaced from parking lot to the intersection with the Suncoast Trail. They have even built a new bathroom, pavilion, tool station, and water fountain! It’s wonderful! The trail goes through miles of beautiful wilderness with NO noise pollution! It’s perfectly flat. I highly recommend this trail!! Bryan
Nice paved trail for a short ride. We parked at the visitor center and rode the southern section. It will be if/when both sections are connected.
We started at the Floral City trailhead and rode to Croom. 13.5 miles. 27 round trip. All beautiful shaded tree canopy. About 6-7 miles from Floral City right on the trail at Istachatta is a great ice cream and sandwich shop. Would definitely ride again. We saw a deer and wild turkeys.
We enjoyed riding the Starkey trail this afternoon. Nice to see the upgrades to this trail. Still on the boring side but peacefully quiet.
We live in Florida and have driven Hwy 98 for many years, always saying that we should ride this trail. Today was the day. We parked at the sheriffs station as someone had suggested. The trail is a very nice paved path for a very comfortable ride and well taken care of. Lots of shade and a chance to see the area at a slow pace. Lunch at Culver’s after our ride. A beautiful day.
There is an amazing quality to the vistas you can find here. Undeveloped rolling hills of grass and trees, eerie stillness, and strange dreamlike feelings galore. Extremely liminal, particularly in the early evening. Bring your own water!!
I had a nice ride today at my first visit to the Fort Fraser Trail. Most of the trail parallels Hwy 98 so I wouldn't call this a deep in the woods nature trail but it is way off the highway so you feel safe. Trail was in excellent shape with only a few blind corners that encourage you to slow down. On this Friday afternoon there was very little pedestrian or bike traffic. Street crossings are well marked with stop signs and even the light poles have some cute motivational quotes printed on signs. Nice touch! I did find a diversion connector trail to the Circle B Bar Reserve. I will definitely go back there and explore some more.
we had a blast riding in a group, enjoying the shade and sunny skies.
Started at Dunnellon and after several miles turned back. There is absolutely no shade whatsoever and not much to look at as it runs behind homes.
Great paved trails with exceptional facilities at S Lake; very scenic and enjoyable trail - we plan for the late morning to allow the "pros" to fly through the course double breasted (during the Tour de France), you understand. But mid-day was a great riding time.
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