Southeast of Tampa and Frostproof in the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, the Arbuckle Tract Trail (aka Reedy Creek Trail) is great for horseback rides along ridge above Reedy Creek, Lake Arbuckle shore, and through rosemary, pine, and scrub oak on ancient sand dunes. This is also a 20 mile section of the Florida Trail.
The Arbuckle Tract was purchased under Floridas Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) Program between 1984 and 1986.
The Arbuckle Tract is located 5 miles south of the town of Frostproof on Lake Arbuckle Road. Access to the Arbuckle Tract is through the main entrance on Lake Arbuckle Road. In more detail, follow U.S. 27 south, past Lake Wales to Hwy. 630, then east aproximately ten miles, at Walk in Water Rd. Turn right to Lake Reedy Rd., then left to Arbuckle Rd. for the Arbuckle Tract.
Note: Horseback riding is not permitted on hiking trails.
Overall, Arbuckle Tract is the 5th most popular horse trail of all 34 horseback rides in Florida.