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Bayshore Linear Greenway (see: Safety Harbor Bike Trail)
Bayshore Linear Park Trail
Coastal Anclote Trail
Courtney Campbell Trail
Crystal River Biking
Druid Road Trail*
Duke Energy Trail*
Fort DeSoto Park
Good Neighbor Trail
Good Neighbor Connector
Memorial Causeway Trail
North Bay Trail*
North Port Connector
Old Fort King Trail
Pinellas Trail Loop (Regional Trail System)*
Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail
Safety Harbor Bike Trail
Skyway Trail (St. Pete)
Skyway Park Trail (Tampa)
Starkey Blvd. Trail
Starkey Gap Trail
Starkey Wilderness Trail
Upper Tampa Bay Trail
Venetian Waterway Park (Venice)
In Our Top 10
Legacy Trail (Sarasota-Venice)
Withlacoochee State Trail
Eco-biking (paved and unpaved on public lands)
Alderman's Ford Park Trail
Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area
Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Crystal River Preserve State Park
Myakka River State Park
* = Included in Pinellas Trail Loop Regional System
Trails Overview Map... West Florida Region
Here are summaries and links to 36 trails in West Florida (3 in our Top 10 Trails), each with Google map and photos.
Alderman's Ford Park Trails - both paved and unpaved eco-biking at Alderman's Ford Conservation Park (Lithia, FL). The moss-draped, 2-mile paved trail through the woods was a pleasant find while checking out kayak launches on the Alafia River.
Bayshore Linear Park Trail - Tampa - A scenic 4.5 mile trail following Bayshore Blvd. along Hillsborough Bay.
Bayshore Trail - Clearwater - a 9/10 mile trail connecting Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail and Courtney Campbell Trail. Roadside with a wide median and no road or driveway crossings.
Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area - unpaved eco-biking destination. Located on Florida's Gulf Coast, 15 miles south of Crystal River. Avoid hunts and it's quiet and remote. Miles of biking on limestone roads and logging tram roads Two hiking trails, two cave diving sites.
Coastal Anclote Trail - 4.5 miles, connecting 3 parks, schools and neighborhoods in Pasco County. Ends at Pinellas County Line, eventual link to Pinellas Trail.
Courtney Campbell Trail - A Florida "must-do," this scenic ride runs 9.5 miles across the Courtney Campbell Causeway connecting Clearwater and Tampa, totally separate from the roadway.
Crystal River Biking - Crosstown Trail, Kings Bay Riverwalk... a growing network of bike trails and paths linking parks, springs, and historic areas.
Crystal River Archaeological State Park - Paved eco-biking destination along the Crystal River. A short path winds through this archaeological site (a National Historic Landmark) featuring Pre-Columbian Native American mounds. River views, birdwatching, picnicking and fishing.
Crystal River Preserve State Park - unpaved eco-biking destination. 27,000 acres along the Gulf Coast for about 20 miles from Yankeetown to Homosassa, and including the mouth of the Crystal River. 7-Mile Loop Trail is the eco-biking highlight. Hiking trails, paddling, picnicking, fishing, more.
Druid Road Trail - An east-west Clearwater trail linking Pinellas Trail to Duke Energy Trail. It completes a link from Gulf (Clearwater Beach) to Bay (Tampa).
Duke Energy Trail - The trail is being developed as part of the Pinellas Trail Loop, following the Duke Energy power line corridor. About 5.5 miles to date, 22.5 when done.
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.
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.
Good Neighbor Connector - A connector along the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail, this 4.5 mile trail runs off-street next to SR 50 (Cortez Blvd.) from the Suncoast Trail near Spring Hill to Cobb Road in Brooksville. A future 3-mile extension will complete the link to the Good Neighbor Trail.
Legacy Trail - a popular Florida Top 10 multi-use Trail. The Trail runs 18.5 miles from Venice to 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.
Memorial Causeway Trail - 2.5 mile multi-use bike trail connecting the Pinellas Trail to Clearwater Beach, completing Clearwater's Bay-to-Beach connection from Clearwater Beach to Tampa.
Myakka River State Park - A Florida eco-biking and hiking destination. 7 miles of biking on the paved park road, plus unpaved options and hiking trails. A highlight is the Canopy Walk, a suspended walkway 25 feet above ground through the hammock to a 74-foot viewing tower.
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.
North Port Connector - provides a link between the Legacy Trail and the City of North Port. Runs variously as bike lanes, sidewalk, sharrow, or shared-use trail, or unpaved off-road.
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.
Oldsmar Trail - Located along the northern end of Tampa Bay, the Oldsmar Trail connects 11 city parks with much variety from water to nature to sports. Best thought of as a trail network vs. point-to-point 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.
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 (5.5 miles, 22.5 miles when complete) and the North Bay Trail (6.5 miles).
Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail - This trail runs west to east in Pinellas County, about 4.75 miles from Coachman's Ridge Park (Clearwater) to Safety Harbor. It passes multiple parks and sporting facilities, and connects to the Duke Energy Trail (Pinellas Loop Trail).
Safety Harbor Bike Trail - 2 mile trail along Upper Tampa Bay from Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail to Philippe Park. An easy ride linking parks, downtown restaurants, and residential areas.
Skyway Trail - Connecting the Pinellas Trail in St. Petersburg to the Sunshine Skyway. A nice community asset linking parks, schools, residential and business areas.
Skyway Park Trail - At the eastern end of Courtney Campbell Causeway, link to free parking at Skyway Park and Cypress Point Park.
Starkey Blvd. Trail - The trail runs along Starkey Blvd. from Longleaf (New Port Richey, north of SR 54 - where it meets the Starkey Gap Trail), to Starkey Wilderness Park (4.5 miles). Part of the Florida Coast-to-Coast 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.
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 links to the Suncoast Trail and Pinellas Trail (via Starkey Blvd. and Starkey Gap Trails).
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.
Tampa Riverwalk - 2.6 miles path along the Hillsborough River, passing museums, restaurants, historical sites, sports facilities and more. More biking via connecting trails and protected bike lanes.
Town-n-Country Greenway - Tampa suburbs. 2-mile neighborhood trail along a canal. Future links to Upper Tampa Bay Trail, Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail, City of Tampa.
Tri-County Trail - Part of the Florida Coast-To-Coast Trail - connects the Pinellas Trail at East Lake Road to the Starkey Gap Trail in Pasco County, 5 miles.
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.
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, 9 miles total.
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. Now connects to the Dunnellon Trail.
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