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Simple, it’s lame. Nothing to see here on the island. In spots the path is poorly maintained. Take the time and go to Sanibel Island.
Parked at the light house on the south end, rode up to the wildlife preserve, paid the $1 entrance fee and took full advantage of the one-way road that cars can only trace 15 mph on. It’s a scenic and fast side trip from the regular bike paths. Popped back out on the bike path and continued to Captiva where the road ends. Returned, went as far as Rabbit Rd and took the route along the west side of the island back to the lighthouse.... about 34 miles
But what’s in between is maybe a bit dull. Long path next to main road. Yes it’s nicely paved so a smooth ride but it does not give much scenic views. So like some already suggested wonder off the path a bit for some more scenic views.
I tried this on a Sunday afternoon expecting to encounter a bit of traffic but really no traffic at all ! Pleasant, flat quiet ride next to the canal and RR with benches and picnic tables all along the route. Saw an alligator and misc birds and wildlife along the way. Parked at the Home Depot on 6 mile Cypress and 41 .....short ride from there to trail.. Will def do again!
Sanibel is our favorite vacation spot and part of the draw is how well the city has maintained its natural state and allows for easy commuting by bike. So much to see along the way including nature preserves, we saw an alligator on one of them, access to virtually anywhere. We rented ebikes on our last visit, would love to drive sometime in order to just bring our own ebikes.
After reading other reviews I was a bit hesitant but rode from Matlacha (don’t recommend as road shoulder is pretty narrow). Once on Pine Island I went North to Bookelia and then went the length of the island South to St. James. While not the best trail I’ve been on it was very passable for a road bike with all of it paved. If you think you will see great water views, go somewhere else! Almost all of it is just a wide concrete sidewalk. There is a crossover at one point you have to pay attention to as it is not meant for bicycles, 90 degree angles makes you slow down quick. Covered 38.6 miles total! I will do it again.
Awesome trail but it needs parking at both ends!!
I've been biking JY Linear Trail about 5 mornings per week since it re-opened from COVID. Great nature setting within metro Ft Myers with lots of wild life in the adjacent waters paralleling the trail. The down side of riding end to end is the need to cross 4 roads, one quite busy, and one with pedestrian cross walk & flashing lights that unfortunately not all morning commuters obey. Small aircraft fans will enjoy Page Field as the trail abuts one end of the runway.
Nice trail that feels fairly secluded while still near congested areas. Numerous covered picnic tables on path. A good bit of wildlife along the way, plus trail goes right by an airport if you're into airplanes.
There are small parking lots on both sides of Daniels Pkwy at the trail.
Negative- No restrooms. It would be nice if the controlling authority could at least add a portable or two along the trail.
Continue up Janes Memorial all the way to the end. It's about 6 miles of dirt road. There you can either take the trail to the right or continue on an additional 6 or so miles of Janes that is now closed to traffic. The trail to the right is an old raised railroad bed and is a great cross country ride through the swamp. At the end is a camp site, lake and fire pit. This place is loaded with wildlife including numerous alligators. You need to be aware that they can be anywhere along the trail. Great ride and it can get muddy and wet after heavy rains. Saw 8 alligators last time on that rail. One was actually across the trail itself and didn't want to move. Had to wait it out.
Is this a somewhat boring concrete path: yes, agreed! However, if you have a cruiser bike, mountain bike, or any fat tire bike, try leaving the Stringfellow Road bike path, for the quiet, green unpaved side roads that run east and west generally.
Not a lot of shade so I wouldn’t recommend in mid summer but during winter is perfect. We really enjoyed it. We did entire length ended up a bit over 28 miles down and back
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