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Reported: May 2021

Bayshore Linear Park Trail - Bayshore Greenway

10' Wide Multi-use Bike Trail on Hillsborough Bay, Tampa, Florida

The trail runs 4.5 miles along Hillsborough Bay parallel to Bayshore Blvd., separated by a greenbelt, from Gandy Blvd. north to Columbus Statue Park at the W. Platt St. Bridge. The trail follows the shoreline to the east, and across Bayshore Blvd. to the west, neighborhoods include Tampa's New Hyde Park with many homes on the National Historic Register. The trail itself has no crossroads, crosswalks with signals lead over Bayshore Blvd. at several points. Amenities include benches, water fountain, fitness stations, bike parking, and city marina. (Detailed map and photos below.)

Bayshore Linear Park Trail

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Location: Hillsborough County (Tampa)
End Points: Bayshore Blvd. (Gandy Blvd. to Columbus Statue Park)
Mileage: 4.5 miles
Surface: Concrete, 10 feet wide
Trailheads/Parking: Ballast Point Park, Fred Ball Park
Nearby points of interest: Ballast Point Park

Bike Shops/Rentals:
Coast Bike Share (rentals)

 Page Summary:

  1. Biking on Bayshore Linear Park Trail
    - Bayshore Linear Park Trail Northbound
    - Ballast Point Park to Gandy Blvd.
  2. More Information and Resources

Biking on Bayshore Linear Park Trail... Comments and Photos

Bayshore Linear Park Trail Northbound

While the trail "officially" starts at Gandy Blvd., the first 0.1 mile is roadside on a wide sidewalk. The scenic bayside portion starts at West Hawthorne Rd. (condo entrance) and runs 4.4 miles north to Columbus Statue Park at the W. Platt St. Bridge. This is an easy ride with no crossroads, pull-outs are provided along the way to relax and take in the views. The crosswalks crossing Bayshore Blvd. are well marked. Past Columbus Statue Park, a connector to the Tampa Riverwalk is underway as part of a Brorein St. Bridge upgrade project that includes widening the sidewalks over the Bridge to 9 feet.

Ballast Point Park to Gandy Blvd.

Ballast Point Park serves as a trailhead, with scenic Bay views, parking, restrooms, picnicking, gazebo, playground, splash pad, boat ramp, fishing pier. The Taste of Boston restaurant here is a popular spot for food, snacks and bait.

We parked here and rode the 0.5 mile route on the sidewalk alongside Interbay Blvd. to Bayshore Blvd. and the Bayshore Linear Park Trail starting at Gandy Blvd. There are a few driveways into residential developments along this section.

Ballast Point Park

Ballast Point Park - Route to Trail

More Information and Resources

Nearby Biking:

Tampa Riverwalk
West FL Region - More trails plus Regional Overview map

Related Resources:

City of Tampa - Bayshore Linear Park Trail
City of Tampa - Ballast Point Park

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