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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 19 trails covering 238 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

Nathan Benderson Park Trail

Great walk with wild life and excellent views of the rowing lake.

February, 2024 by boblofaso

Great walk with wild life and excellent views of the rowing lake.

Boca Grande Bike Path

fun trail

February, 2024 by kimbles1

We rode this trail yesterday, and really enjoyed it, there really isn’t any place to park at the beginning of trail on the north side. You really have to go to the southern end of the island and use one of the parking areas there. It worked out fine though as it allowed us to also stop over to the beach when we were done. Much of the trail runs through the center of the island and it is nice because it doesn’t immediately border the road. However, it is pretty heavy with golf cart traffic so you have to watch out for the. We saw many Iguanas and a couple of turtles. We also took a little side trip out to a fishing pier where there was an old railroad and lots of people were fishing and then we also took a side trip through one of the neighborhoods at the very north end of the island where there are some very beautiful andexpensive homes.

Legacy Trail (FL)

New Favorite Florida Rail-Trail

January, 2024 by brookeypav

I travel the Florida rail-trails as a distance skater (I do quad & in-line). This trail is gorgeous ! Saw a bobcat on my way down to Venice. Started in downtown Sarasota and went the entire route to Venice’s Depot. Venice Depot is gorgeous …you cross over some water but it is amazing. Great trail surface. Beautiful scenery. Little elevation gain except two bridges near the Venice end. 10/10 recommend especially for fellow skaters


North Bay Trail

Easy City Trail

January, 2024 by kelly_witherspoon

This trail is super scenic along the waterfront on the southern end and then hugs a semi-major road on the northern end. It’s an easy ride, very flat, and the path is paved and very large going both ways like a huge oversized sidewalk

Tangerine Greenway

Sweet little greenway

December, 2023 by jannarudler

Very short but sweet paved trail winding thru a little park. It’s a nice segway to the nearby Skyway Trail. Be sure and visit Mama Pearl’s for breakfast or a loaf of her famous banana bread, located just off the side of the park (she’s closed Mondays and Tuesdays).

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

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.

Pinellas Loop Trail

There’s always one…

May, 2023 by 4s2k5kn4c8

To the reviewer moaning about e-bikes you should grow up, stop spreading ridiculous ideas about them and get over yourself. E-bikes are a 40 billion dollar industry which is projected to be a near 120 billion industry by 2030. Florida classifies e-bikes exactly as any other bicycle. They’re not electric “motorcycles”. I find that “regular” cyclists seem to be salty for the sheer fact that there’s now just more bikes on the roads and paved trails which because of their self entitlement they believe are theirs alone. Get a grip, get a life and most importantly make love to the idea of e-bikes because you’re only going to see more of them. I’ve seen people, couples and even families put enjoying trails and riding exactly the same as other cyclists. Go out and enjoy the Pinellas Trail. It’s fun and gets you out of the house.

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.

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