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Explore the best rated trails in East Lake, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Coastal Anclote Trail and Fort Fraser Trail. With more than 29 trails covering 358 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
The trail varies from south to north. The southern end from the Upper Tampa Bay Trailhead is flat, with open space, woods to the west, and the toll road to the east. In this section, the toll road is not buffered, so it is noisier and in places very close to the trail. As you go north there are more trees and a larger gap to the toll road quieting down the ride. Once you are north of Anderson Snow Park, the trail has a rolling terrain. From SpringHill drive to the end at 98 and back, I had 1,200 feet of gain. From Anderson Snow to the southern end in back, much less.
I did a few trails did about 16 miles today on and off the paved trail. Spotted a couple deer!
Nice, short ride. Close to the water so there was a great breeze. Very easy ride.
This is one of the best trails in Tampa. This is my review of the paved trail. The unique feature about this trail is that you can make it as long as you want because it's a circle. In addition to water stations, smooth pavement, restrooms, park ranger security, wildlife, parking, no vehicles, no traffic lights and it's Flat ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿
I have mixed feelings about this trail. I love it as a walking trail but it is not very skate friendly. If you are a beginner or a novice roller blader/skater I would not recommend this trail. It has multiple surface types that are not conducive for skating. Again, I do highly recommend for walking or jogging.
I loved this trail as it’s a ride through some true Florida wooded environment. I enjoyed going by the swamp and Cypress Trees.
Nice city trail with bridges to avoid traffic. We rode the southern 10 miles and plan to ride the northern part soon. It's mostly city type riding but a nice trail to get through the city. Nice jump off points too and parks along the way.
We started on the mainland and rode over the bay to Ream Trail..which by the way is awesome. Then we hooked up to the Duke Trail to Druid trail but couldn't make it to the beach. The whole thing was well worth it as it was well maintained. It was 16 miles to the end of the Druid trail. I would recommend starting halfway over the Courtney so you can make it to the Clearwater beach. We had e-bikes so 32 miles was enough for us. We plan on finishing it soon.
I ride, walk, and run this trail frequently. Great trail with nice canopy ares by tree. Many available stops, parks, benches, and water stations. Trail is well maintained multiple times a day. I only wish it were longer.
The trail was opened today, Friday, August 6.
There are some minor details that need some attention, and the gap at Tampa Road that needs a Bicycle / Pedestrian bridge over Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal, but for now, there are safe detours available. One is as follows:
At the corner of the trail and Tampa Road, face North and cross the road at the light, then turn East and cross the Lake Tarpon Outfall Canal using the sidewalk at bridge. Beware of glass. As soon as you see Five Guys restaurant on your right in the Booth Ranch Shoppes, look for a little informal footpath behind it under the elevated section of McMullen Booth Road. Follow the footpath it about 300 feet North as it dumps out into a series of connecting parking areas for several residential apartments. Work your way North thru the parking lots and soon enough you will see the trail again, on your right, adjacent to McMullen Booth Road. This will take you all the way to Keystone Road, where it will merge into the Tri-County Trail, and on to a series of trails all the way across Florida. Please be courteous when using this detour, people live here.
I was on the new North section of the trail today and saw a lot of progress.
From Sunset Point Road, I rode the trail all the way to Keystone Road and did not have to divert once. There are still two road crossings that need the signal lighting to be powered and programmed, some areas needing clean-up, signage and marking, but the pavement was all in place, and they were working to cast concrete curbs at key locations.
When I spoke with the contractor's superintendent, he told me that his company had opted to double the construction crew and were also working longer hours, all to complete the job earlier. They hope to have the trail open for use in the next week or two, with a more formal opening a few weeks after that. I had to admit that I had already been using it and he laughed, when he told me he saw me zipping by early this morning. Apparently, I'm not as stealthy as I hoped to be.
There is a gap in the trail at Tampa Road, but I scouted a safe detour, and there are probably others. At the corner of the trail and Tampa Road, face North and cross the road at the light, then turn East and cross the Lake Tarpon Canal using the sidewalk at the short bridge. Beware of glass. As soon as you see Five Guys restaurant on your right in the Booth Ranch Shoppes, look for a little informal footpath behind it under the elevated section of McMullen Booth Road. Follow the footpath for about 300 feet North as it dumps out into a series of connecting parking areas for several residential apartments. Work your way North thru the parking lots and soon enough you will see the trail again, on your right, adjacent to McMullen Booth Road. This will take you all the way to Keystone Road, where it will merge into the Tri-County Trail, and on to a series of trails, all the way across Florida. Also please be friendly, courteous and respectful when using this little workaround. We don’t want to aggravate the good people living here.
Again, thanks to friendly superintendent I spoke with, I also learned that this last gap will soon be awarded as a separate contract. That is because they need a small, elevated structure to literally ‘bridge the gap’, which complicates things a bit.
Finally, this is Florida, and it is hot under those powerlines, especially with no shade in sight. Please bring plenty of water.
We love this trail! Has some shade, some sun. 46 miles of great riding. Love stopping in Inverness and Floral City. Good restaurants near by just of trail. And close to bike shops. Beautiful parks in Inverness.
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