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.... 更多
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... 更多
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
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.
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... 更多
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.
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.
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... 更多
The General James Van Fleet State Trail is a well maintained multi-use 29 mile trail through a beautiful, natural landscape. We generally begin our ride in Mabel on SR 50. It is one of the lesser used trailheads and starts with a beautiful shaded path for about 10 miles before passing through the Green Swamp where gators, snakes, and gopher... 更多