Starkey Wilderness Trail runs 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 (Starkey Blvd. and Starkey Gap Trails). The trail is very popular, all types of bikes from long-range road bikes (coming off the Suncoast Trail) to recumbents. The 8,300 acre park also has parking, restrooms, hiking and equestrian trails, picnic pavilions, playground, camping. (Map link and photos below.)
Map link - Starkey Wilderness Trail
Location: Pasco County
End Points: Starkey Wilderness Park (Starkey Blvd. to Suncoast Trail)
Mileage: 7.5 miles
Nearby points of interest: Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park
Trinity Cyclery (Trinity/New Port Richey; sales, service)
This is a wide, well maintained trail through pine woods, wetland, and palmetto scrub, with benches and shelters, plus water stations (a good benefit, given the lack of shade).
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