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Explore the best rated trails in Golden Gate, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Pine Island Bike Path and John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail. With more than 7 trails covering 54 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.
Have to stop for cross traffic every block or so. Slightly wider than a sidewalk.
We are so thankful for the folks who have cleaned up and cleared the bike trail through Sanibel Island. So sad to see all the destruction from Hurricane Ian but many people working hard to clean up and restore . We did find a beach open for a cool swim!
Two weeks after the hurricane the trail is open. All sections wide open.
The trail is primarily used by the residents who get around the island in their golf carts. For cyclists the trail is flat, straight snd mostly without shade. There are fields and a few tree farms and occasional buildings to look at, but the Gulf or the Inner Coastal cannot be seen. There are lots of intersections in some parts, so watch out for cars and carts.
The Pine Island Bike Trail is not identified on Google maps, thank goodness for TrailLink. But that’s not surprising since the trails primary use is a cart path for the golf carts that many residents use to travel around the island. We parked at the community center on Sesame Road and rode south on the cart path that parallels Stringfellow Road. There are many road intersections as the road is the only north/south artery on the island, fortunately in most cases vehicle drivers were courteous and allowed us to cross in front of them. There really isn’t much to see. The Gulf is out of sight in the west, the inner coastal is out of sight in the east. Fields and palm tree farms and the occasional building and and fumes from vehicles on the road a few feet away.
If you like watching airplanes, this takes you behind Page Field in one direction and peaceful ride along the canal the rest of the way.
There's been about a half mile section of this trail closed between Province Park Blvd and Veronica S Shoemaker Blvd for at least three months. It appears as if no work is being done on this section. Anyone know when it will reopen? The trail is short enough as it is...Thanks.
Twice we have made the drive to Pine Island from Port Charlotte to ride this trail, both times going from pain center north to the end of the trail near Bokeelia. And I the surface is very well-maintained and smooth. Some reviews complain that it’s nothing more than a sidewalk, but it is plenty wide and is an outstanding ride if you just want to log 14 miles. There are enough sites of interest along the way such as a couple of palm tree farms and some fruit farms. We took a safe ride over to the Alden golf course and were greeted by extremely pleasant people as we sat and watched golfers and enjoyed a cold drink at on the patio. The little park in pine center has a couple of shaded picnic tables where we’ve eaten our lunch each time. All in all this is not a spectacular ride but it is a very worthwhile ride.
Parking is indeed a serious problem for this trail access. The lot in the description along Daniels is on the NORTH side of Daniels near Metro and not the south. Very nice short ride on the JY, just wish parking were better and also better restroom access.
I first rode this in late December and it was closed from about a mile in from the east end at Ortiz all they way to the western end at Veronica Shoemaker. I checked yesterday and the west end still had road closed signs up.
Parked off of Pine Island Road and only had time to go north or south since it was the end of day near sunset. Decided to go south to St. James. Most of the route was well paved but we had to be alert near most intersections, especially closer to stores near Pine Island Road. Not much to view but the sidewalk was paved the majority of the route. Biked 17 miles there and back. It was a pleasant, easy bike ride.
Started at Pine Island Rd NW and Stringfellow. All-way stop but narrow escape from being hit by a car. Rode south to St.James City. Lots of intersections requiring almost full stop because of obstructing landscape.
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