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Explore the best rated trails in Lake Wales, FL, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Orlando Southeast Trail and Orlando Urban Trail . With more than 32 trails covering 202 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Chain of Lakes Trail

Room for improvement

December, 2023 by tradesman7

Thru the worst parts of town. Room for improvement. I wouldn’t walk it after dark.

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

Nice ride through the suburbs

November, 2023 by klarson5

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.

Fort Fraser Trail

Sunday Ride

October, 2023 by seashell_cottage

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.

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Hancock Trail

Offers Unique and Limited Beauty

October, 2023 by ahmed.mansour3548

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!!

Fort Fraser Trail

Nice Uncrowded 8 Miler

September, 2023 by bobm33567

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.

Shingle Creek Regional Trail (FL)

peaceful

September, 2023 by ekhatchyb16

we had a blast riding in a group, enjoying the shade and sunny skies.

South Lake and Lake Minneola Scenic Trail

S Lake/L Minneola

August, 2023 by mcconnellsts_tl

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.

Chain of Lakes Trail

for a local trail, it’s ok

August, 2023 by kuffs345

If you live in Polk Co and just want to ride without fear of getting hit by a car, then ok….although there are several areas where you have to cross streets and some of them being a little busy and questionable. We started at the south trailhead and once you get passed the homeless camps and run down industrial area, it’s a little better. I didn’t feel safe even though my husband was with me. I would never ride this trail alone. The bridges over the roadways are very steep and if you’re from Florida you might not be used to this kind of elevation. Glad it’s checked off our list but we won’t be back.

Auburndale TECO Trail

Ok for a short run or ride

August, 2023 by kuffs345

My husband and I were really looking forward to riding this trail. The parking area is nice and shaded which is nice to keep your vehicle cooler as opposed to sitting in the direct sun. There’s also restrooms here which is a plus…but if you’re looking to do more than 5 miles, this is not the trail for you. We hopped on our bikes and headed north. The tree canopy was great but just a couple miles up the path we’re huge power lines with NO trees or canopy and not scenic in the slighted.

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Highly recommend

August, 2023 by kuffs345

My husband and I went this weekend, we started in Polk City and rode our bikes north. Very scenic, the entire trail is shaded by a beautiful tree canopy. We saw several hawks, a blue tail skink and gopher tortoise. The air smells so fresh! It was a great ride. We’re definitely going back again soon!

General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Nice trail in the Forest.

August, 2023 by musakaevtimur

I'm riding a gravel bike and didn't notice anything bad on the pavement. I rode the part from Green Pond Road to the north, it was around 30 miles round trip. The day I was riding was very hot, over 90 degrees, but the good part is the trail is covered by trees, so it was great to have them)). All the way it smells good, like flowers, trees, swamps, sometimes cows. We enjoyed our trip so much.

Auburndale TECO Trail

great for an afternoon bike ride

July, 2023 by pmbrock63

We decided to start here and head up to the Van Fleet trail! Ended up making a 25 mile round trip bike ride !n. Will certainly be back

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