Explore the most popular hiking trails near Lakeland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
17 days ago

A great jog up from the south where my Bro lives. Went thru the golf course area then hit the Lake. Jumped in with a group of college boys doing a loop which was nice, pushed me a bit. Stopped and walked the Mack Park boardwalk which was quite pleasant. Lovely area!

trail running
17 days ago

The Lake to Lake Bikeway is a nice route in and around Lake Hollingsworth and the other lakes south of there. My route includes a pass around, and through, the golf course too. Very nice!

Grassy, padded, easy hiking. Cool breeze in the shade. Almost no bugs. No benches. Classic natural (awesome) Florida.

2 nights in #23, pull through, water & 50amp electric. Short non-paved section slightly dusty, minor tiny potholes. We’ll be back here often.

1 month ago

Eastern side was a little overgrown - not too bad, but western side was flooded. ☹️

Lakeland’s main landmark. When a Lakelander says “I’m going to walk the lake” you automatically know which lake they are taking about.

Trail was flooded so I went along the paved areas. In 5 minutes I saw a baby gator, a huge owl and a wild sow with 3 piglets! What everyone says about wildlife in the other reviews is true, but I feel bad giving 5 stars to a flooded trail. Definitely going back on my next business trip to the area, so I hope I have a more complete review to write at that time. Don't hike often in Florida, but this seems a candidate for the elevated boardwalks I've seen on other trails.

on Lake Hollingsworth Loop

2 months ago

I love that I can walk, bike, run, skate or whatever on this trail!

3 months ago

This is a great place to bike, walk, or run, especially with a stroller since it is paved. It’s a 3 mile loop around a beautiful lake. The homes in the area are also beautiful. I’ve seen lots of birds, squirrels, and rabbits along the way. I’ve even spotted a small alligator in the lake! There’s normally plenty of parking at Cleveland Heights and Lake Hollingsworth where they’re currently building a Clubhouse. Not sure how the parking will be once it’s complete.

Worst experience ever. Tree after tree across the trails mosquitoes so bad they covered you in seconds. There was a guy with a prostitute in the parking lot having fun. Just a good park gone bad.

beautiful, and lots and lots of wildlife + plenty of gators.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Packed the sedan w 3 mtn bike’s (son, neighbor’s son and myself) and headed to Carter Rd trails in Lakeland FL. Can’t say I enjoyed the torture but it was a welcomed change.

Unexpectedly hard blue trails, and lots of mud - this could be good or bad, depending on personal taste. Felt like I was 15 again.

Circle B is the place to go if you want to view wildlife! It never disappoints! My favorite place to go!

I finally got to walk this loop the other night. It's about 3 miles all the way around the lake. The entire thing is paved. I just wish it was a little more lit in some spots, as there were a LOT of gators out. We could hear them but couldn't see them.

Fun for a nice walk or run - you’ll startle some wildlife if you’re running though. Went a couple times while there visiting - saw tons of gators, birds, turtles, you name it! The trails are really well maintained and it’s just an awesome area .... and if you find a pair of red wireless headphones ... holler! Lost them during a pretty good rain storm while we were out there. Thanks!

5 months ago

Circle B is my favorite trail so far, and I've hiked all along the east coast. The diversity makes it a great place to see all kinds of wildlife. You will always see at least one gator and tons of different birds. Bald eagles and osprey nest here. Gopher tortoises are seen here, though I've never seen one myself. I have come across boar a few times, and once with babies. The wildlife is limitless. Circle B is absolutely one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

5 months ago

As far as walking goes, I wasn't too much of a fan. The trails were overgrown. I had my daughter with me so she was terrified of spiders the whole time. We did see some nice wildlife, but over all this is my least favorite local trail so far.


on Carter Road Trail

7 months ago

trail is great!!!! However, it is shared by mountain bikers and hikers. It is distracting and at times dangerous. If you are hoping to see any wildlife forget it. There should be designated days or something for different uses or designated trails.

Excellent mix of pace and good dirt trails, lots of wildlife

amazing wildlife find something everytime!

mountain biking
10 months ago

Easy paved bike lane

mountain biking
10 months ago

Great place for a mountain bike! Nice trails! Have to be alert as it’s poorly marked.

trail running
11 months ago

We had a great 8mile run through the trails.. they have green, yellow and red trails red being most challenging ... we liked all of the bridges and obstacles and narrow trails ..great workout! Their were a few bikes but were considerate of runners! We are going back tomorrow love it! When you first start out you feel like is this it and it quickly gets fun fast!

Beautiful lake, lots of wildlife if you go early.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

nice walking path and trail's. we enjoyed being in the woods and looking for birds. we seen red belly woodpeckers and lots of butterfly's.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beautiful place!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The lost bridge is worth the trip in itself. The wildlife is very calm. Saw pigs, raccoons, dark brown rabbits. Lots of birds I don't know the names of. And the oaks are magnificent. Pictures don't do it justice

Friday, July 07, 2017

I walked this with my 7 year old. We had a nice walk. I do feel like most of it was shaded which was nice. Trails would have been difficult to navigate if I didn't have this app.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Gatorland, Bird Paradise- go before the rains hit in June, when the water is scarce and the creatures flock at the waterholes... Easy hike, but the reptilians and feathered friends make up for it!

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