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Explore the best rated trails in Venice, FL. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Skyway Bridge Trail and North Bay Trail. With more than 18 trails covering 235 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.
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.
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.
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.
This map does not include the sarasota Fruitville Rd extension.
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.
About 13 miles if you start at 1 end and go to the other. Nice paths. A couple of places to stop for water. Costs $5 to park which you pay by an app. Also paths go north out of the park for a longer ride with great views of the Gulf and the water in the area.
Really enjoyed this ride. Because it is linear we divided it into three rides. Even with several street crossings, these were very well marked for riders and cars, ….and our four wheeled friends very respectful. Great coffee spots near end in St. Petersburg and really nice eateries and bistros in Dunedin area. One of the best rides in Florida!
Wife and I came to visit our son and his family for a week and found out that there were a couple rail trails in area. So we found a local e bike rental shop and rented two bikes. Took 4 hours to cover the entire Legacy Trail and enjoyed a fantastic lunch at local business right off trail. Lot of kind and friendly people using Trail. Enjoyable ride. Worth taking the time and money to rent bikes and ride the Legacy. Friends from Malad Idaho
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!
At the risk of sounding picky, the Legacy Trail follows the path of the old Seaboard COAST Line Railroad (not the Seaboard Air Line Railroad).
We bought new electric bikes while vacationing in Palmetto, FL. It was a very nice long trail to try them out. Can’t wait to go back.
I bought a condo a fifth of a mile off the trail so I can ride everyday without using my car.
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