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Explore the best rated trails in Sarasota, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the North Bay Trail and Tampa Riverwalk. With more than 26 trails covering 275 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Legacy Trail (FL)

Serious safety concerns

April, 2023 by trailrunner 55

It is with very mixed feelings that I am leaving a negative review. We have been riding the Legacy Trail for 3 years, every April. In that time the danger has increased with the greater presence of fat tire ebikes ridden at top speed with no concern for safety or courtesy. The riders are using their ebike as a motorcycle and riding with no assist whatsoever at top speed. Many of the bikes are so quiet that they are upon a regular cyclist or walker/runner before you know it. There is NEVER a call out or signal with a bell or slowing . The lack of respect for other trail users is appalling as well as a huge safety issue. At the suggestion of a Legacy Trail maintenance person I have also written the Legacy Trail directors asking for them to look into this issue. I hope others will express their desire for implementation of the safety rules posted along the trail.

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

perfect ride for me

April, 2023 by 0220350

Used this trail from clearwater and hopped off to get to caladesi. Amazing best trail I’ve ever riden, lots of cute shops and restaurants along the trail for pit stops.

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

beautiful relaxing ride

April, 2023 by rn8116

Beautiful relaxing ride along Charlotte Harbor

Accordion

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

Parking closed at the trailhead at Lutz Lake Fern & Suncoast Pkwy

April, 2023 by jackiegalzerano

I didn’t see another way to provide this feedback. We parked a little further down Lutz Lake Fern and rode from there to the endpoint on VanDyke. Enjoyed the ride other than we lost a couple miles not parking where we originally wanted to.

Pinellas Loop Trail

proliferation of e motorcycles on trails

March, 2023 by timothyjrowley1

The proliferation of e motorcycles (some still call them e-bikes) on trails (such as Pinellas Trail) is making many of the trails unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists. There are sections of Pinellas Trail where it is safer to bike on the street then the trail. A Clearwater police officer told me that some of the increase is motorists who have lost their licenses i.e DUI’s are using e-motorcycles to get around. around.Someone

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

One of the Best

March, 2023 by bklemz_tl

I've ridden all over this country and the Pinellas Trail ranks with the best of them. Great variety of features to see along the entire length of the trail. I always appreciate seeing the community embrace a trail with artwork along the way, and this trail constantly entertains. Very wide in most places allowing for separate lanes of travel for bikes in both directions plus walkers. Most major road crossings featured bridges keeping riders safe. Plenty of access to connector trails throughout to extend your ride across the Tampa Bay region.

This is a worthy destination trail and one I would welcome riding again.

Druid Road Trail

Good Connector Trail

March, 2023 by bklemz_tl

Trail is mostly a wide sidewalk paralleling the road, so not much for scenery, but a welcome connector to better trails on both ends. Used the Druid Road trail to ride between the Duke Energy / Wilson Clearwater / Courtney Campbell Causeway trails to the Pinellas Trail. Easy to find and navigate and a welcome alternative to riding on the road.

Courtney Campbell Trail

Unique trail over water

March, 2023 by bklemz_tl

This may be the longest stretch of trail over water in the country, which made for a very unique ride. The entire trail parallels the highway, so expect noise the entire way. Even though the trail is well used, I had no issues riding at a good pace on a weekday, but I would expect weekends would be much more crowded. Easy to connect to the Wilson Clearwater Trail and Druid Road Trail to extend your ride as part of the Pinellas Trail loop.

Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

Short Trail through Park

March, 2023 by bklemz_tl

This is a nice connector trail to the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Easy to ride and follow, but don't expect to go fast.

Duke Energy Trail

Efficient Trail

March, 2023 by bklemz_tl

Trail is in good condition and I'm grateful to have a safe alternative to road riding, but do not expect much in terms of scenery. Majority of the ride follows the right of way underneath the power line towers. This is an efficient trail to reach better destinations.

Rode from Dunedin to the Courtney Campbell Causeway, then returned to Duke Energy to loop back to the Pinellas Trail.

Pinellas Loop Trail

A nice ride on a well maintained system

March, 2023 by jduffy3124

We started at Weaver Park in north Dunedin and rode north through Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs. We then headed east to East Lake and the north end of the Duke Energy Trail. We rode south to John Chestnut Sr. Park. Our return trip was the opposite back to Weaver Park for 39 miles total. I know I will return to this trail again. Lots of opportunity to stop at breweries and restaurants.

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Post Hurricane Ian March 2023

March, 2023 by steveeddy8721

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.

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