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Polk County Bike Trails


General James A. Van Fleet Trail
Ridden and Reviewed
Rails to Trails.
29.2 miles. Trail heads every ten miles.
Water and restrooms at Green Pond and Mabel Trailheads only.
UPDATE by soflakettwiesel
At the Polk City trailhead, restrooms are located about 1/8 SE at the playground. Riding past the paved parking spots you will see the white building. Water fountain located at the East side, right at the start of the trail.

Auburndale-TECO Trail
5 miles currently, but will be lengthened to 6 miles in the city of Auburndale.
Full facilities at Lake Myrtle Road Trailhead.
From I-4, go south on Polk Parkway to Lake Myrtle Road.
Turn left (east) and look for Trailhead.

The Fort Fraser Trail is a 12-foot-wide, 7 3/4 mile long paved trail devoted to Polk County residents who enjoy walking, jogging, and bicycling. It is constructed along the abandoned CSX railroad line running parallel to U.S. 98 between State Road 540 (Winter Lake Road) in Lakeland and just south of State Road 60 in Bartow. There are two trailheads; one is located at the PCC/USF campus behind the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Substation. The other is located in Highland City; it has restroom facilities and picnic pavilions (soflakettwiesel)

Natural Surface (Dirt)

Green Swamp – East
SWFWMD 71 miles unpaved service roads
no water, no restrooms no shade

Carter Road Park Trail (Loyce Harpe Park)
Developed and maintained by Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Association
8 miles, built on old phosphate mine.
County park, full facilities.

Trail Of Experience (T.O.E.)
Developed and maintained by Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Association
Unknown facilities.

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