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Address: Polk City, FL
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+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 made it to the trail head and put in 20+ miles today. This place is great. the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Keith S
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 or so miles, places to stop and rest, stretching areas and lot of people.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 enjoyed it tremendously. Flat and straight and scenic. Surface is smooth and very rideable. The... More 

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 shade from the overhanging trees. Definitely worth checking it out. Happy trails

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Thank Rick M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 places to stop and rest it is 29 miles long.

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Thank Dave H
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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Charlotte Hall, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 our leisurely ride in the am befoe it got too hot. We are geocachers and... More 

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Lake Alfred, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 way as well. It is checked by citizen patrols for anyone needing assistance. And local... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 next winter.

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Thank ShelleyBeanie
Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 eat.

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 season. This trail is teeming with wildlife. Smooth, flat, straight, and in the middle of... More 

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