Venice, FL Trails and Maps

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Length
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Bayway Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Boca Grande Bike Path

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

7.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

50.1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Legacy Trail (FL)

15.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

North Bay Trail

6.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Pine Island Bike Path

14.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

2.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Punta Gorda Linear Park

1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths

24 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Skyway Bridge Trail

3.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Skyway Trail

4.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Tangerine Greenway

0.4 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Venetian Waterway Park

8.6 mi
State: FL
Concrete, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Bayway Trail is a 3.7-mile non-motorized trail between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, Florida. The trail begins its westward journey near the St. Petersburg southwest wastewater treatment...
FL 3.7 mi Asphalt
Visitors come to Gasparilla Island for its soothing beaches, upscale eateries, shopping and the history in and around Boca Grande. You, too, can sample these amenities up and down this paved 6-mile...
FL 6 mi Asphalt
When you walk, run, skate or bike the nearly 8-mile Cape Haze Pioneer Trail, you're tracing the line that once serviced Florida's early phosphate industry and also moved people, livestock and locally...
FL 7.8 mi Asphalt
The Fort Desoto Island Park Trail is a paved path running the entirety of the offshore key. Lying southwest to St. Petersburg, visitors will notice military remnants and have access to two piers,...
FL 6.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs and on to the Pasco County line for a total of 50 miles....
FL 50.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Legacy Trail has a splendid opening: the Historic Venice Train Depot, a pale sunset orange structure that fits right into the beachy Florida color palette. Situated adjacent to a palm-tree-dotted...
FL 15.7 mi Asphalt
The North Bay Trail begins in downtown St. Petersburg with an easy connection to the scenic 42-mile Pinellas Trail at Bay Shore Drive SE. From there, the trail heads north along Tampa Bay, offering...
FL 6.3 mi Concrete
Pine Island Bike Path, also known as the Stringfellow Trail for the road it parallels, spans the length of the island on Florida's southwest coast. It begins in St. James City, a residential...
FL 14.3 mi Concrete
For just over 2 miles, the Punta Gorda Harborwalk follows the beautiful Charlotte Harbor on Florida's west coast. The route is part of the city’s extensive trail network and connects directly to...
FL 2.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Linear Park follows the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad (dating back to 1886) through a historical neighborhood of Punta Gorda on Florida’s west coast. Although only a mile long, the...
FL 1 mi Asphalt
The treasures of Sanibel Island, off Florida’s southwest coast, are easily accessible by a connected network of paved shared-use pathways. Although many of the trails parallel the island’s main...
FL 24 mi Asphalt
Panoramic views of Tampa Bay: That’s it, that’s the pitch for this recreational path at the southern tip of St. Petersburg. For uninterrupted views of the bay accessible by bike, this trail is hard to...
FL 3.5 mi Asphalt
If you are looking for a picturesque stroll or a tranquil ride through nature close to an urban setting, then consider St. Petersburg’s Skyway Trail. The trail showcases the best of Clam Bayou’s...
FL 4.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Tangerine Greenway follows a former trolley line that once ran between St. Petersburg and Gulfport on Florida's west coast. The paved pathway begins at Gulfport's Tomlinson Park and heads east in...
FL 0.4 mi Concrete
Punta Gorda's Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) begins on the south side of the city and heads northwest along US 41 (also known as Tamiami Trail). The trail stretches approximately 4 miles through...
FL 3.9 mi Asphalt
The Venetian Waterway Park Trail follows along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, from the ocean north and somewhat east, past the Venice Airport to north of Venice Avenue. It is flat and often...
FL 8.6 mi Concrete, Grass

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North Bay Trail

FL - 6.3 miles

The North Bay Trail begins in downtown St. Petersburg with an easy connection to the scenic 42-mile Pinellas Trail at Bay Shore Drive SE. From there, the trail heads north along Tampa Bay, offering...

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Fort Desoto Island Park Trail is a paved path running the entirety of the offshore key. Lying southwest to St. Petersburg, visitors will notice military remnants and have access to two piers,...

Punta Gorda Linear Park

FL - 1 miles

Linear Park follows the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad (dating back to 1886) through a historical neighborhood of Punta Gorda on Florida’s west coast. Although only a mile long, the...

US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT)

FL - 3.9 miles

Punta Gorda's Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) begins on the south side of the city and heads northwest along US 41 (also known as Tamiami Trail). The trail stretches approximately 4 miles through...

Accordion

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

FL - 2.4 miles

For just over 2 miles, the Punta Gorda Harborwalk follows the beautiful Charlotte Harbor on Florida's west coast. The route is part of the city’s extensive trail network and connects directly to...

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

FL - 50.1 miles

One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs and on to the Pasco County line for a total of 50 miles....

Pine Island Bike Path

FL - 14.3 miles

Pine Island Bike Path, also known as the Stringfellow Trail for the road it parallels, spans the length of the island on Florida's southwest coast. It begins in St. James City, a residential...

Legacy Trail (FL)

FL - 15.7 miles

The Legacy Trail has a splendid opening: the Historic Venice Train Depot, a pale sunset orange structure that fits right into the beachy Florida color palette. Situated adjacent to a palm-tree-dotted...

Tangerine Greenway

FL - 0.4 miles

The Tangerine Greenway follows a former trolley line that once ran between St. Petersburg and Gulfport on Florida's west coast. The paved pathway begins at Gulfport's Tomlinson Park and heads east in...

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

FL - 7.8 miles

When you walk, run, skate or bike the nearly 8-mile Cape Haze Pioneer Trail, you're tracing the line that once serviced Florida's early phosphate industry and also moved people, livestock and locally...

Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths

FL - 24 miles

The treasures of Sanibel Island, off Florida’s southwest coast, are easily accessible by a connected network of paved shared-use pathways. Although many of the trails parallel the island’s main...

Venetian Waterway Park

FL - 8.6 miles

The Venetian Waterway Park Trail follows along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, from the ocean north and somewhat east, past the Venice Airport to north of Venice Avenue. It is flat and often...

Bayway Trail

FL - 3.7 miles

The Bayway Trail is a 3.7-mile non-motorized trail between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, Florida. The trail begins its westward journey near the St. Petersburg southwest wastewater treatment...

Skyway Trail

FL - 4.6 miles

If you are looking for a picturesque stroll or a tranquil ride through nature close to an urban setting, then consider St. Petersburg’s Skyway Trail. The trail showcases the best of Clam Bayou’s...

Boca Grande Bike Path

FL - 6 miles

Visitors come to Gasparilla Island for its soothing beaches, upscale eateries, shopping and the history in and around Boca Grande. You, too, can sample these amenities up and down this paved 6-mile...

Skyway Bridge Trail

FL - 3.5 miles

Panoramic views of Tampa Bay: That’s it, that’s the pitch for this recreational path at the southern tip of St. Petersburg. For uninterrupted views of the bay accessible by bike, this trail is hard to...

US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT)

FL - 3.9 miles

Punta Gorda's Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) begins on the south side of the city and heads northwest along US 41 (also known as Tamiami Trail). The trail stretches approximately 4 miles through...

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

FL - 7.8 miles

When you walk, run, skate or bike the nearly 8-mile Cape Haze Pioneer Trail, you're tracing the line that once serviced Florida's early phosphate industry and also moved people, livestock and locally...

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Fort Desoto Island Park Trail is a paved path running the entirety of the offshore key. Lying southwest to St. Petersburg, visitors will notice military remnants and have access to two piers,...

Accordion

Legacy Trail (FL)

FL - 15.7 miles

The Legacy Trail has a splendid opening: the Historic Venice Train Depot, a pale sunset orange structure that fits right into the beachy Florida color palette. Situated adjacent to a palm-tree-dotted...

Skyway Trail

FL - 4.6 miles

If you are looking for a picturesque stroll or a tranquil ride through nature close to an urban setting, then consider St. Petersburg’s Skyway Trail. The trail showcases the best of Clam Bayou’s...

Venetian Waterway Park

FL - 8.6 miles

The Venetian Waterway Park Trail follows along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, from the ocean north and somewhat east, past the Venice Airport to north of Venice Avenue. It is flat and often...

Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths

FL - 24 miles

The treasures of Sanibel Island, off Florida’s southwest coast, are easily accessible by a connected network of paved shared-use pathways. Although many of the trails parallel the island’s main...

Bayway Trail

FL - 3.7 miles

The Bayway Trail is a 3.7-mile non-motorized trail between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, Florida. The trail begins its westward journey near the St. Petersburg southwest wastewater treatment...

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

FL - 50.1 miles

One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs and on to the Pasco County line for a total of 50 miles....

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

FL - 2.4 miles

For just over 2 miles, the Punta Gorda Harborwalk follows the beautiful Charlotte Harbor on Florida's west coast. The route is part of the city’s extensive trail network and connects directly to...

Punta Gorda Linear Park

FL - 1 miles

Linear Park follows the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad (dating back to 1886) through a historical neighborhood of Punta Gorda on Florida’s west coast. Although only a mile long, the...

Pine Island Bike Path

FL - 14.3 miles

Pine Island Bike Path, also known as the Stringfellow Trail for the road it parallels, spans the length of the island on Florida's southwest coast. It begins in St. James City, a residential...

North Bay Trail

FL - 6.3 miles

The North Bay Trail begins in downtown St. Petersburg with an easy connection to the scenic 42-mile Pinellas Trail at Bay Shore Drive SE. From there, the trail heads north along Tampa Bay, offering...

Tangerine Greenway

FL - 0.4 miles

The Tangerine Greenway follows a former trolley line that once ran between St. Petersburg and Gulfport on Florida's west coast. The paved pathway begins at Gulfport's Tomlinson Park and heads east in...

Boca Grande Bike Path

FL - 6 miles

Visitors come to Gasparilla Island for its soothing beaches, upscale eateries, shopping and the history in and around Boca Grande. You, too, can sample these amenities up and down this paved 6-mile...

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

FL - 2.4 miles

For just over 2 miles, the Punta Gorda Harborwalk follows the beautiful Charlotte Harbor on Florida's west coast. The route is part of the city’s extensive trail network and connects directly to...

Skyway Bridge Trail

FL - 3.5 miles

Panoramic views of Tampa Bay: That’s it, that’s the pitch for this recreational path at the southern tip of St. Petersburg. For uninterrupted views of the bay accessible by bike, this trail is hard to...

Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths

FL - 24 miles

The treasures of Sanibel Island, off Florida’s southwest coast, are easily accessible by a connected network of paved shared-use pathways. Although many of the trails parallel the island’s main...

Boca Grande Bike Path

FL - 6 miles

Visitors come to Gasparilla Island for its soothing beaches, upscale eateries, shopping and the history in and around Boca Grande. You, too, can sample these amenities up and down this paved 6-mile...

Accordion

Skyway Trail

FL - 4.6 miles

If you are looking for a picturesque stroll or a tranquil ride through nature close to an urban setting, then consider St. Petersburg’s Skyway Trail. The trail showcases the best of Clam Bayou’s...

Legacy Trail (FL)

FL - 15.7 miles

The Legacy Trail has a splendid opening: the Historic Venice Train Depot, a pale sunset orange structure that fits right into the beachy Florida color palette. Situated adjacent to a palm-tree-dotted...

Tangerine Greenway

FL - 0.4 miles

The Tangerine Greenway follows a former trolley line that once ran between St. Petersburg and Gulfport on Florida's west coast. The paved pathway begins at Gulfport's Tomlinson Park and heads east in...

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

FL - 7.8 miles

When you walk, run, skate or bike the nearly 8-mile Cape Haze Pioneer Trail, you're tracing the line that once serviced Florida's early phosphate industry and also moved people, livestock and locally...

North Bay Trail

FL - 6.3 miles

The North Bay Trail begins in downtown St. Petersburg with an easy connection to the scenic 42-mile Pinellas Trail at Bay Shore Drive SE. From there, the trail heads north along Tampa Bay, offering...

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

FL - 6.5 miles

The Fort Desoto Island Park Trail is a paved path running the entirety of the offshore key. Lying southwest to St. Petersburg, visitors will notice military remnants and have access to two piers,...

US 41 Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT)

FL - 3.9 miles

Punta Gorda's Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) begins on the south side of the city and heads northwest along US 41 (also known as Tamiami Trail). The trail stretches approximately 4 miles through...

Pine Island Bike Path

FL - 14.3 miles

Pine Island Bike Path, also known as the Stringfellow Trail for the road it parallels, spans the length of the island on Florida's southwest coast. It begins in St. James City, a residential...

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

FL - 50.1 miles

One of Florida's most popular and unique urban pathways, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs and on to the Pasco County line for a total of 50 miles....

Punta Gorda Linear Park

FL - 1 miles

Linear Park follows the route of the former Florida Southern Railroad (dating back to 1886) through a historical neighborhood of Punta Gorda on Florida’s west coast. Although only a mile long, the...

Bayway Trail

FL - 3.7 miles

The Bayway Trail is a 3.7-mile non-motorized trail between St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, Florida. The trail begins its westward journey near the St. Petersburg southwest wastewater treatment...

Venetian Waterway Park

FL - 8.6 miles

The Venetian Waterway Park Trail follows along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, from the ocean north and somewhat east, past the Venice Airport to north of Venice Avenue. It is flat and often...

Recent Trail Reviews

Skyway Bridge Trail

Amazing views! great workout

July, 2022 by jeanettelopez02

The trail was safe and a beautiful experience! When you get to the top of bridge, the view is breathtaking. Watching the boats pass through and the beautiful water. The breeze feels god and cools you down after a good sweat!

Venetian Waterway Park

First time? Here's How To Do It

July, 2022 by coconutbay

You don't have to cross any bridges. Put this address in for directions:
257 Tamiami Trail North Venice, FL 34285

You will park in the shade under the overpass. This is the trailhead. Proceed on the sidewalk/trail that parallels the water. You will pass Venice High School, then cross some minor streets before turning left to rejoin the view of the water. You will eventually ride behind the Buick dealership on a wooden path. Turn left onto the concrete sidewalk that runs along US 41. Pass the car dealer, boat dealer and go under the bridge. You will see the airport, and eventually the end of the trail where there are restrooms and shade. Walk over to Caspersen Beach and ponder why you didn't do this great trail earlier.

Go back to where you started. You will pass places to grab a bit if you're hungry. Enjoy!

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Best in FL

May, 2022 by hjinman46

This beats the Legacy Trail to pieces! It’s got several bridges, but the scenery is much better than Legacy. Also St. Pete is a much better end than Venice (although Venice is very nice!)

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Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Good and Bad

May, 2022 by sbtjosh

On one hand (like many on here have said) if you enjoy a limited brief ride through the various towns, it is really awesome. Great scenery through the various towns and you could stop for some refreshments and such at many points.

However... if, like me, you want to get on a trail and just really ride and get some miles in, this isn't for you. I saw that it was a 50 mile ride and I was looking forward to a nice long 4 hour ride where i can maintain a certain speed and such. That doesn't happen on this trail, you stop over and over and over at every crosswalk. So you can't really get a good consistent ride in. Also at a lot of the crosswalks there is a small dip built into the pavement which I guess is there to remind you to stop. After a few hours of hitting these over and over I busted a tire... so things didn't end well for me.

So... if you like to get out and train and get some serious mileage in, this isn't for you. If you like a leisurely ride and stop and enjoy the communities then this is a perfect ride for you.

The trail is well kept and again very nice scenery.

Boca Grande Bike Path

smooth ride

April, 2022 by gspebble

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

Pine Island Bike Path

Not much to see, no public bathrooms

April, 2022 by gspebble

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.

Pine Island Bike Path

Not much to see, many intersections

April, 2022 by gspebble

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.

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

great run!

April, 2022 by q4m86ffq6j

I love this trail! Just be sure to bring sunscreen. Not much in the way of shade but it’s a great run.

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Best ¿ ¿¿ way to connect with your Spirit. “Conquer anger with non-anger. .

April, 2022 by jj1wtl

Best ¿ ¿¿ way to connect with your Spirit. “Conquer anger with non-anger. .

Venetian Waterway Park

First ride in Florida

April, 2022 by kencangi

It's a good warm-up for the Legacy Trail, as well as adding 12 miles to the round trip of the link-up of both.

Legacy Trail (FL)

Wonderful!

March, 2022 by rjschippers_tl

My wife and I were in Sarasota for only the day ….we rode the new rail/trail from Sarasota to Bee Ridge……very flat and nice stop/go street crossings! Wished we had more time to travel the entire length to Venice!! We’ll be back!!

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Wonderful!

March, 2022 by rjschippers_tl

My wife and I enjoyed the trail fro the waters edge in St Pete……up just past Clearwater in a little town named Dunedin! The trail is first class…..enjoy Urban, industrial , coastal and rural settings!!! A must if you are in the area!! Skip- Michigan

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