South Venice Trails and Maps

254 Reviews

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Explore the best rated trails in South Venice, FL, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Skyway Bridge Trail and Punta Gorda Linear Park . With more than 17 trails covering 126 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

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

Paved bike trail

November, 2023 by maylensusana

Excellent trail to bike ride, exercise and see nature at the same time. We had a wonderful day!! Taking care of our health, body and mind. I love it!!

Longboat Key Bike Trail

True Road Trail

November, 2023 by wallbaumt

This was fairly non-scenic, as the entire trail is the bike lane on the very active road up and down the peninsula. It’s mid November so very little walkers/runners and fellow bikers, but the road is very busy. There are spots to duck out to public beach access, but they are not rideable. The gulf is gorgeous however. There are a few spots along the way to eat/drink, if you’re interested. Parking at Overlook Park was ample. after the ride. The city

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

Comfortable and Easy

October, 2023 by t8ayer

Very much enjoyed riding this trail in Fort Desoto Park. Things to see along the way. Beautiful cooler day in early October.


Boca Grande Bike Path

love this trail going to do it again!

October, 2023 by kaj2013

Did it with my dad and sister we absolutely loved it!! I will be doing it again

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

Beautiful southern end along the marsh. Well kept throughout with nice covered seating areas. The trail end wasn't clearly marked.

September, 2023 by gitta.montoto

Beautiful southern end along the marsh. Well kept throughout with nice covered seating areas. The trail end wasn't clearly marked.

Skyway Bridge Trail

Perfect ride.

August, 2023 by gatorsbabe2208

Great workout, amazing views!! Easy to get on the trail from Maximo park. Can sit and enjoy the bay at the endpoint rest-stop and refill your water. Trail could use some talc, but we’ll keep this on our list to enjoy again.

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.

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

beautiful relaxing ride

April, 2023 by rn8116

Beautiful relaxing ride along Charlotte Harbor

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.

Legacy Trail (FL)

map not up to date

February, 2023 by gcstargate

This map does not include the sarasota Fruitville Rd extension.

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

Have to stop for cross traffic every block or so. Slightly wider than a sidewalk.

February, 2023 by jalapeno1a

Have to stop for cross traffic every block or so. Slightly wider than a sidewalk.

Legacy Trail (FL)

Enjoyed the Trail and the Information Signs

February, 2023 by jrmc21

Great long path in good shape. You go up a couple of bridges and over roads but flat besides that. Really enjoyed stopping and reading all of the history and flora signs along the path.

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