County Rd. 540 and U.S. 98
This multi-use 7.75-mile trail runs parallel to U.S. Highway 98 between State Road 540/Winter Lake Road in Lakeland and State Road 60 in Bartow, with trailheads at Polk State College in Lakeland and in Highland City. In Lakeland, parking is available at the Lakeland trailhead behind the sheriff’s substation (4120 US-98, Lakeland). The Highland City trailhead on 4th Street SE between Central Avenue and Laurel Avenue includes parking, restrooms and other amenities. Runners, walkers and cyclists on this trail travel through tree canopies, pastures and populated areas. In total, there are five picnic shelters, six rest shelters and three trestle bridges.
A half-mile paved extension of the trail runs to the Circle B Bar Reserve.
Construction will begin soon on a nearly $4.5 million project which will extend the Fort Fraser Trail north into Lakeland at Glendale Avenue.