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Gen. James A. Van Fleet State Trail

Polk City, FL
+1 352-394-2280
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Good path for geocaching!

We walked for 3 miles from the start of the trail and then made our way back. There is a block of... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
730kayr
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Best trail in Florida

We enjoy this trail each year. It is paved and long. There are alligators, turtles and birds... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Daniel S
,
Owego, New York
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Polk City, FL
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"mile marker"
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"central florida"
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"great place to ride"
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"gopher tortoise"
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"flat ride"
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"enjoyable ride"
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"bring water"
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"natural florida"
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"bike ride"
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"benches"
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"swamp"
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"rx"
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We walked for 3 miles from the start of the trail and then made our way back. There is a block of toilets not far from the start but then we didn’t see any others. It’s a long flat, straight trail with not much to...More

Thank 730kayr
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoy this trail each year. It is paved and long. There are alligators, turtles and birds. Take your time and stop at the bridges you are sure to see something.

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We spent 10 days in Orlando on vacation and wanted to bike every day so we made a special trip out to this this trail on October 6th. We started in Auburndale as that was the start of the trail on the south end. Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We've done this trail before and as usual we see trail maintenance people doing their job. If you complete the entire ride you cover 3 counties.

Thank Jeff K
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Visiting in town with bike in tow and found this nice Polk city trail. I googled trails on trail link and gave me good directions. The signage made the trail head easy to find. Ample parking. Trail is paved with mile marker signage. It is...More

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

My brother told me to bring a bike on this visit and he would take me to a bike trail near his house. Not knowing what to expect I brought the mountain bike. Wrong one I thought when I saw it, this is road biker’s...More

Thank Ray N
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a great place to bike. It is a thirty mile trail through the countryside. Very peaceful. No hills and very few places where you have to slow and check for traffic. At The Bridges which is twelve miles up the trail you can look...More

Thank Rgillis39
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was down in Florida for vacation and I read the great reviews. I'm glad I went to check it out. Fantastic rail-to-trail! I started in Polk City and went up to mile marker 24.5. and turned around for a 49 mile trip. I made...More

Thank Montgomery19
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We started out from the Polk City end of the trail. Plenty of parking. The trail is pretty flat making an enjoyable ride, run or roller blading. Along the trail we came across a Bike RX station, a wooden platform off the ground for stretching,...More

Thank JimJoRI
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is an exciting and interesting place to visit in Florida. We saw alligator, deer, otter, heron, cows and endangered gopher tortoise. It is an easy ride with some shade and pretty flowers in bloom. There are no lines of people! Instead of waiting in...More

Thank travelingrm
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nadavlevynl
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
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