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Explore the best rated trails in San Carlos Park, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Punta Gorda Linear Park and Pine Island Bike Path. With more than 13 trails covering 185 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.
Just did a ride down/up the trail, and happy to say the trail is open and asphalt in decent shape. I would guess that it took weeks and weeks to clear the trail of trees and debris after Hurricane Ian. You can still see stain tracks where trees were dragged away from the trail after being chain-sawed. Scores and scores of trees were snapped and cut. We saw several turtles along the way and another rider reported an ‘enormous’ gator down by the golf course on the south end. The chain link fence along the golf course got wiped-out too. They have installed a wrought iron fence in its place. They had to cut the beautiful honey-suckle vines that grew on the old fence. Come April, the fragrance was wonderful Hopefully, it will grow back. The restaurant at the south end of the trail fared very well and has been fully open for business for quite some time.
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!
We rode the Moore haven East section of the trail from Moore Haven to Clewiston on Sunday January 28, 2023. The 11.5 mile trail (23 mile round trip) is a smooth, very wide , paved trail which follows the top of the elevated dike and provides expansive views of the fields , canals and Lake. There are vehice gates at each end and two near the middle with pedestrian/ bike pass thrus to one side. We parked in a huge, paved parking lot at the Moore Haven damn, suitable for cars, trucks and RV's. What a great bike ride.
We were not able to connect the dots without a spill from a flat tire on a bridge in traffic. The nearby bikeshop was closed and only opens a couple of days a week. The trail needs signs and cleanup to allow for what this map displays.
Two weeks after the hurricane the trail is open. All sections wide open.
This is a very relaxing ride along the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor. We rode this paved trail on our recumbent bikes and there was plenty of room for us and the other people/bikers - nice wide path and boardwalk! We parked at the trailhead across from the hospital and rode to Fishermen’s Village and continued down the Linear Park, turned around and rode back. Next time we’ll stop at one of the restaurants
We rode this paved trail today on our recumbent bikes. Short but well maintained and includes a bike tool station and several areas to stop and exercise. Many areas with benches and shade. We made this trail part of our Harborwalk ride.
The trail was built primarily for the many people who use electric golf carts to get around the island. This means that it is smooth and with few road crossings until you reach the Town of Boca Grande. There is little to see on the ride except for the lighthouse and the pretty town, but it’s a nice way to spend an afternoon
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.
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