Punta Gorda, FL Running Trails and Maps

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Boca Grande Bike Path

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

7.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

6 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Legacy Trail (FL)

18.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

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

Venetian Waterway Park

8.6 mi
State: FL
Concrete, Grass

Hammock Road Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Pine Island Bike Path

14.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Longboat Key Bike Trail

9.47 mi
State: FL
Concrete

North Colonial Linear Park

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Nathan Benderson Park Trail

3.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
You’ll find the John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail to be an unexpected surprise in Fort Myers. Although bound by busy streets in all directions, the corridor itself is green and serene. The paved trail...
FL 6 mi Concrete
Following the former rail corridor of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, the Legacy Trail runs parallel to Florida's western coastline between Venice and Sarasota. The Shamrock Park & Nature Center...
FL 18.5 mi Asphalt
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
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
The Hammock Road Trail parallels its namesake from Highlands Hammock State Park to Lake Jackson, allowing Sebring residents easy access between two of the city's natural treasures. The state park...
FL 3.7 mi Asphalt
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
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 Longboat Key Bike Trail spans the entire barrier island along the Gulf of Mexico Dr. This bike trail provides tourists the perfect car-free route to navigate the beaches and other attractions of...
FL 9.47 mi Concrete
The North Colonial Trail is a 2.5 mile multiuse trail in the Florida city of Fort Meyers. The trail begins on Colonial Boulevard, near the intersection of that road with 6 Miles Cypress Parkway. It...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt
As part of Nathan Benderson Park, this 3.4-mile paved trail loops around the park's competition lake. The trail is a popular place for running, biking, rollerblading/skating, walking, and more....
FL 3.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Recent Trail Reviews

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

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

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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.

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.

Legacy Trail (FL)

fun ride

February, 2023 by ihler.hydroseed

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

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