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Aldermans Ford Conservation Park, Alafia River Alderman's Ford Park Trail - This moss-draped, 2-mile paved trail at Alderman's Ford Conservation Park (Lithia, FL east of Brandon, south of Plant City) was a pleasant find while checking out kayak launches on the Alafia River.

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Chassahowitzka WMA Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area - a Florida Eco-biking destination - Located on Florida's Gulf Coast, 15 miles south of Crystal River, this is a remote area. A 9-mile self-guided tour is laid out for cars and bikes, but much more biking is available on the WMA roads.

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Duke Energy Trail, Pinellas Trail Loop Duke Energy Trail - The trail is being developed as part of the Pinellas Trail Loop, following the Duke Energy power line corridor. About 7 miles to date, 22.5 when done.

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Dunnellon Trail Dunnellon Trail - The trail is part of the Cross Florida Greenway, running from Dunnellon 2.5 miles along the scenic Rainbow River and across a bridge over the Withlacoochee River. Eventually, it will link to the Withlacoochee State Trail.

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Biking at Fort DeSoto Park Fort DeSoto Park - Fort DeSoto Park, a 1,000 acre Pinellas County park on 5 keys south of St. Petersburg at the mouth of Tampa Bay. The paved 7-mile multi-use trail runs from the boat ramp near the entrance, connecting campgrounds and the east and north beaches.

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Good Neighbor Trail Good Neighbor Trail - The trail runs 10 miles east from Brooksville along a former narrow gauge railway line. Part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail, it links to the east with the Withlacoochee State Trail and to the west a connector will eventually link to the Suncoast Trail.

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Legacy Trail Legacy Trail - a popular Top 10 Florida multi-use Trail - The trail runs from Venice to south Sarasota along an old Seaboard Air Line Railroad corridor. It passes through Oscar Scherer State Park; in Venice, it connects near the Historic Venice Train Depot to Venetian Waterway Park. Currently 11 miles, an extension is under construction.

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North Bay Trail North Bay Trail - We were wowed by the southernmost portion of this St. Petersburg trail. The best section runs from Demens Landing to Coffee Pot Park, about 3 miles with water views. Part of the Pinellas Trail Loop.

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Old Fort King Trail Old Fort King Trail - Multi-use trail (biking, walking/hiking, horseback riding). First 2.4 miles from Sargeant Park is paved, with a portion sharing the roadway with autos. The remainder is unpaved at Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve and Hillsborough River State Park.

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Pinellas Trail Pinellas Trail - a Top 10 Florida multi-use trail. An urban rail-trail from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. The well-marked trail - popular with bikers, walkers, joggers, and skateboarders - links Pinellas County cities, parks, scenic coastal areas, and residential neighborhoods. Currently about 46 miles, it's part of the 75-mile Pinellas Trail Loop. Westernmost section of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.

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Pinellas Loop Trail Pinellas Trail Loop - This regional trail network will eventually total 75 miles. The loop incorporates the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail (St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs) on its western leg (now 46 miles), and on its eastern leg the Duke Energy Trail (7 miles, 22.5 miles when complete) and the North Bay Trail (6.5 miles).

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Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail - This trail runs west to east at Clearwater, eventually linking the Gulf of Mexico at Clearwater Beach to Tampa Bay. Currently about 4.75 miles from Long Center (Clearwater) to Safety Harbor.

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Starkey Blvd. Trail Starkey Blvd. Trail - The trail runs along Starkey Blvd. starting at SR 54 in Trinity, FL, where it meets the Starkey Gap Trail. It follows the road north 4.5 miles to Starkey Wilderness Park as part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.

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Starkey Gap Trail Starkey Gap Trail - The 2 mile trail connects the Tri-County Trail in Pinellas County to the Starkey Blvd. Trail in Pasco County. Part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.

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Starkey Wilderness Trail Starkey Wilderness Trail - This trail runs 7.5 miles through the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park and is part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail with existing links to the Suncoast Trail and Pinellas Trail (via Starkey Blvd. and Starkey Gap Trails).

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Suncoast Trail Suncoast Trail - This 41-mile trail parallels the Suncoast Parkway in Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando Counties. Links to Starkey Wilderness Trail (as part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail) and Upper Tampa Bay Trail.

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Tri-County Trail, Pinellas County, Coast to Coast Trail Tri-County and Starkey Gap Trails - A connector along the Florida Coast-To-Coast Trail - together they link the Pinellas Trail at East Lake Road to the Starkey Blvd. Trail at SR 54 in Pasco County, 7 miles.

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Upper Tampa Bay Trail, Florida Upper Tampa Bay Trail - Popular multi-use trail for bikers, runners, walkers, and skaters. There are two sections (8 miles and 4.5 miles), eventually they will be connected. At the north, links to the Suncoast Trail.

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Venetian Waterway, Florida Venetian Waterway Park - This linear park runs on both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway at Venice from the link with the Legacy Trail, to Caspersen Beach on the west side and to Shamrock Park and Nature Center on the east, 10 miles total.

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Withlacoochee Bay Trail, Cross Florida Greenway Withlacoochee Bay Trail - This trail parallels the historic old Cross Florida Barge Canal for 6.2 miles from the Gulf of Mexico (Withlacoochee Bay) east to the to the Withlacoochee River. The trail is the westernmost end of the Cross Florida Greenway.

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Withlacoochee State Trail Withlacoochee State Trail - a Top 10 Florida bike Trail. This 46-mile paved rail-trail goes through small towns, the Withlacoochee State Forest and other natural areas. A linear state park, the trail offers many recreational opportunities with parks, river, and lake views.

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