30.9 miles
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-57 ft
Descent
150 ft
High Point

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Colt Creek State Park
    Tampa Bay, Florida
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Paved Path
  • Bike Type
    Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Designated as a National Recreation Trail, the Van Fleet State Trail runs through the Green Swamp, the headwaters for some of Florida's most popular paddling destinations including the Withlacoochee, Hillsborough and Peace rivers.

Landscapes include the river swamp, bottomland forest, pine flatwoods, 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. An equestrian trail parallels the length of the paved path. The trail has excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, especially between Green Pond Road and Bay Lake Road.

Hunting is allowed in the Green Swamp and Richloam wildlife management areas, found on the western side of the northern half of the trail. The trail remains open during hunting seasons.

The trail is 29.2 miles long and has a paved surface eight feet wide.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for General James A. Van Fleet State Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -50 ft
  • Altitude min
    98 ft
  • Altitude start
    149 ft
  • Altitude end
    98 ft
  • Grade max
    -4.9%
  • Grade min
    1.8%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    10 miles
  • Avg reverse time
    05:09:13
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      Ronnie50 (Jul 29, 2021 at 13:16)
       Great smooth trail
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