Circle B Bar Reserve

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Over 7 miles of trails that loop around the 1200 acres

Bicycling and Equestrian

Numerous trails and roads available throughout the property.

Florida law requires bicyclists and equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.

Each horseback rider must carry proof of horse's negative Coggins test.

To ride your horse at Circle B or nearby Marshall Hampton Reserve, you must call Polk County's Environmental Lands Program at 863-534-7377 and get a use permit.


Available along Lake Hancock.

Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for license requirements.


Oak Hammock Interpretative Trail (3.4-mile roundtrip) is an unpaved trail running from parking area to Lake Hancock.

Lake View Trail (0.5-mile roundtrip from end of Oak Hammock Trail) is an unpaved spur trail running along the lake.

Brochure describing trails available at trailhead.

Picnic Facilities

Picnic tables are located along the road between the main entrance and the Nature Discovery Center.
Trail length: 7 miles
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    Reviewed by Melissa Peacock on February 18, 2013

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    This is a completely FREE place to visit. I have made it over to Circle B Reserve 4 different times and each time is never a disappointment with the amount of wildlife available to photograph. This hike is a guarantee smile on your face kind of hike. I have posted over 100 photo's so that you can see all of the different species at the reserve.
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    Reviewed by Melissa Peacock on January 6, 2013

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    15 Feral Hogs, Four 800 pound gators and three friendly raccoons; that was my morning hike at Circle B Bar Reserve. A reserve that I was told had over 4000 gators roaming the waterways and trails. I am on fire for this place. It was my first hike for 2013 and I randomly picked this spot. I kid you not this was the most wildlife I have ever see out on a hike. The variety was outstanding. Pedro and I counted nearly 50 different species we saw on this 4 hour hike. I did not bring a really good camera and I regret that now because you could get so close to the wildlife it was like you were touching them.
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