Lake Minneola Lake Minneola FL State Park Gov

General James Van Fleet

Rate this item
(1 Vote)

The Gen. James A. Van Fleet State Trail is officially designated as part of Florida’s Statewide System of Greenways and Trails. This rail-trail is one of Florida’s most rural. It runs through the Green Swamp, the headwaters for some of Florida’s most canoed rivers, the Withlacoochee (South), Hillsborough, and Peace. Landscapes include the natural environments associated with the Green Swamp, former citrus lands and cattle ranches. With only one curve in its 29.2 miles, you can choose to go slow and view the wildlife or enjoy it at a brisk pace. The trail has excellent wildlife viewing opportunities between Green Pond Road and Bay Lake Road.


Major Activities
Hiking Walking Biking Mountain BikingInline Skating
Equestrian Wheelchair

Trail Length/Surface:29.2 miles, paved

Fee: None

County: Lake, Polk, Sumter

Nearby Towns: Clermont, Polk City, Lakeland

Some areas of the trail are quite remote and isolated. Be sure to bring plenty of water.

vanfleet web


Mabel Trailhead
From Clermont, take SR 50 west to the trailhead approximately 5 miles past the intersection with CR 565/Bay Lake Road. 

Bay Lake Trailhead 
From Clermont, take SR 50 west to CR 565/Bay Lake Road. Turn left (heading south) and follow the road until you reach the trailhead on the left at the intersection with the trail.

Green Pond Road Trailhead 
From Clermont, take SR 50 west to SR 33. Turn left (heading south) and follow SR 33 until you reach Green Pond Road. Take a right (heading west) and continue until you reach the trailhead. 

From Lakeland, take Interstate 4 East to Exit 20 (new Exit 38) for SR 33. Follow SR 33 through Polk City and north to the intersection with Green Pond Rd. Turn left (heading west) and continue until you reach the trailhead. 

Polk City Trailhead
From Lakeland, take Interstate 4 East to Exit 20 (new Exit 38) for SR 33. Follow SR 33 into Polk City and look for trailhead at intersection with CR 665.

Contact Information: 
General James A. Van Fleet State Trail
P.O Box 41
Mascotte, Florida 34753
(352) 516-7384

Editors Note: This is information is from the "Florida Department Environmental Protection" a full oTown Cycling review is coming soon...

Published in Trails


  • Jerryteany





    Jerryteany Sunday, 02 July 2017 16:49 Comment Link
  • ValdayCap

    now cialis

    cialis cheap

    online cialis

    i use it cialis daily canada

    ValdayCap Wednesday, 28 June 2017 10:18 Comment Link
  • GarryCap

    man myth viagra watch online - viagra coupon

    generic viagra

    orden internacional de viagra

    GarryCap Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:54 Comment Link
  • BelozCap

    viagra in italien rezeptfrei

    buy generic viagra

    online viagracheap viagra

    viagra through customs uk

    BelozCap Tuesday, 27 June 2017 06:55 Comment Link
  • VladCap

    cialis generico in farmacia

    cialis online


    ordine di pillole di cialis

    VladCap Tuesday, 27 June 2017 04:16 Comment Link
  • DemyanCap

    discount pills cialis

    buy cialis online

    generic cialis online

    click here buy female cialis

    DemyanCap Sunday, 25 June 2017 01:38 Comment Link
  • DemyanCap

    cialis pr

    cialis online


    descuento en linea cialis

    DemyanCap Saturday, 24 June 2017 13:17 Comment Link
  • VindoCap

    usefull link get cialis fast

    cialis online

    online cialis

    cialis at costco

    VindoCap Wednesday, 21 June 2017 18:26 Comment Link
  • IavaCap

    why cost of cialis per pill

    generic cialis online

    buy cialis online

    cialis super active difference

    IavaCap Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:26 Comment Link
  • VarenCap

    acquista viagra itali

    buy viagra online


    buy viagra over counter india

    VarenCap Tuesday, 20 June 2017 22:43 Comment Link

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

Trails Polls

Have You Ever Taken Your Bike On A Plane?

YES! Never leave home without it - 43.8%
No way! I don't trust them to keep it safe! - 56.3%

Total votes: 16
The voting for this poll has ended on: 15 May 2013 - 00:00

Upcoming Events