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Gen. James A. Van Fleet State Trail

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Back in Time!

We got on at Mabel station. Parking tip there are two entrances off of Sr 50. Use the more western... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Kevin R
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Quiet, wild but safe

Flat, safe, cannot get lost but you are in middle of the Green Swamp and all the wildlife that... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We got on at Mabel station. Parking tip there are two entrances off of Sr 50. Use the more western entrance. The other one has pot holes the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. We rode 20 miles total. Yes it is straight but also very...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Flat, safe, cannot get lost but you are in middle of the Green Swamp and all the wildlife that contains, especially Alligators. Really peaceful and beautiful. But very hot so take water, sun screen, hats etc

Thank Treflesg
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice path..lots of animals along the way. Kids had lots of fun! The grown-ups enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. Definitely a go to spot.

1  Thank Jodi Watson K
Reviewed June 19, 2018

great Park Ranger and volunteers keep this trail beautiful and clean. I've ridden the whole thing, and have loved every minute of it. Lots of wildlife in the morning and dusk. I've seen deer, turkey, hawks, otters, alligators, bunny's and more.

Thank Bec D
Reviewed January 24, 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
Reviewed January 10, 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
Reviewed October 9, 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

2  Thank Frank-in-MI
Reviewed June 10, 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
Reviewed April 26, 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
Reviewed March 20, 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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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