Sarasota, FL Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Bayshore Trail

0.9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

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

Clearwater Memorial Causeway Trail

3.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Courtney Campbell Trail

10.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Druid Road Trail

3.9 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Duke Energy Trail

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

6.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

49.8 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Legacy Trail (FL)

10.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

North Bay Trail

6.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

2.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Punta Gorda Linear Park

1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

4.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

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
Accordion

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

16.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Venetian Waterway Park

8.6 mi
State: FL
Concrete, Grass
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Although short, the Bayshore Trail provides an important connection between two popular trails on Florida's west coast: the Courtney Campbell Trail and the Ream Wilson Trail. The paved north-south...
FL 0.9 mi Asphalt
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
This trail connects the Pinellas Trail in Clearwater to Clearwater Beach across the Memorial Causeway. It is a wide trail, separated from traffic as it slopes up Memorial Causeway Bridge. The trail...
FL 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Courtney Campbell Trail provides pedestrian and bicycle access along the southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, linking two communities, Tampa and Clearwater, and two counties,...
FL 10.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
On its own, the Druid Road Trail is pretty respectable recreation trail. It’s nearly four miles long, paved all the way and is accessible to the many residents of Clearwater whose neighborhoods border...
FL 3.9 mi Asphalt
Pinellas County has embarked on the impressive task of creating a 75-mile chain of trails, to be known as the Pinellas Trail Loop. When complete, Duke Energy Trail will be a 22.5 mile link in that...
FL 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Pinellas Trail stretches from St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs, and on to the Pasco County line with the opening of a 5-mile section...
FL 49.8 mi Asphalt
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 10.7 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
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 Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail will one day stretch across Florida from Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Four miles on its eastern end are now complete and run through Safety Harbor. It will one day...
FL 4.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The Town-n-Country Greenway is part of Tampa's network of trails and non-motorized greenways. You can access the paved trail from a parking lot on Webb Road, just south of Woodbridge Boulevard and on...
FL 3 mi Asphalt
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). When complete, the trail will stretch 4 miles...
FL 1.2 mi Asphalt
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Widely regarded as Tampa Bay's best urban trail, the Upper Tampa Bay Trail provides a scenic escape from its congested surroundings. The original section winds through suburban Citrus Park on an...
FL 16.5 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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Recent Trail Reviews

Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

beautiful trail

March, 2020 by sailbum56

We connected with this trail from the Duke energy trail near spectrum Field. The ride is absolutely gorgeous, going through two parks. It is a viable way to get across US 19 going underneath, and riding above McMullen Booth. - Two busy roads.It is a great way to get to safety Harbor and ride along the waterfront there. This has become one of our favorite rides.

North Bay Trail

nice ride

March, 2020 by dougeleyet

4 stars MAINLY because it is not a trail. It is more of a side-walk trail through the city’s water front. So like I said This is pretty much a sidewalk trail BUT and scenic ride nonetheless. Great addition if your local and need some fresh air.

Boca Grande Bike Path

Don't miss this trail

March, 2020 by tadams61

My wife and I rode this trail this morning. We started at the North end, visited both light houses, then rode back from where we started. My speedometer showed 19.5 miles for the round trip so it was a bit longer than we expected but well worth the trip. We had ridden the Cape Haze Pioneer Trail last week and were going to ride it again but with the amount of time we spent at the two light houses and the fact that we had ridden that trail just last week, we decided to skip riding it again. We didn't climb the tall light house but we did spend quite a bit of time in the museum at the other light house. Well worth spending time there.

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Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

good for running too

February, 2020 by mtzmail1

I ran about half of the trail for the first time last weekend. There were a few bikers and some walkers with dogs. Path is paved asphalt, pretty well maintained and wide enough so there’s no problem for all the different traffic. Path crosses several roads, but well marked and east crossings. Brush is cut well back from path minimum of 6-10 feet on each side. Very nice.

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Thank you to Drivers and Citizens of Pinella County

February, 2020 by sharonedgar

I just spent three days biking the majority of this trail - Day 1: From my hotel the Crystal Bay in West St. Pete to Clearwater (with a side trip to Clearwater Beach). Day 2: West St. Pete to downtown St. Pete and around the bay (don't recommend this - it was pretty but congested, better for a walk and not a ride), then an evening ride to Treasure Island Beach followed by a long beach walk. Day 3: drove to Palm Harbor and rode south to Largo, with another side trip to Clearwater Beach. The trail is so well signed and generally well maintained. Numerous parks along the way for bathroom breaks and refill water bottles (check out John Taylor Park in Largo - there is much more to this park than the initial parking lot you bike to to use the bathroom) - go deeper and ride (slowly) on the limestone trail around the little lake). The many overpasses - especially in the south portion - add a nice little challenge. I mean how much flat and easy riding can you take (ha ha). I admit my speeds going up the overpasses were slow (in my flat pedal rental hybrid) and I was constantly passed by clipped in men in their road bikes and lycra bikewear, but I never walked the bike (yay me and for those how did - more power too you - you were OUT there on your bikes!!!) and I enjoyed the downhill. What amazed me is how COURTEOUS the drivers are. At four way stops they wait for you and let you pass. At signaled stops they stop for you even before you engage the signal. There are a LOT of road crossings which mean you will never pick up speed on this trail, but because the drivers are SO courteous you often only need to slow down and look and rarely need to stop. (except in downtown St. Pete when you will need to stop at al the intersections). I recommend you take the side trip to Clearwater Beach. The views over the bay are incredible. Like all the overpasses, my speeds on the overpass were slower than slow, but I made it. If you have to walk your bike do it. I want to personally hug every driver that stopped for me and to all the citizens and agencies that made this trail possible for me. I spent over $500 in three days while in your county, so please be assured that investing bike trails is good for your economy.
(If you are considered a trip here - this is how I did it, I rented my bike from ABC Bicycle less than a mile away from the Crystal Bay. The Crystal Bay in west St. Pete was a good location for trail use - The room was large enough to store my bike overnight - just had to haul it up and down the entry stairs and then used the elevator to get to my room. They have an INCREDIBLE breakfast that allows you to fill up in carbs and protein and ride for day. I don't like eating out so right next to the bike store (a quick ride or < mile walk) from the hotel was the origins food market with a great salad bar - after that high calorie breakfast I needed to eat light at night)

Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

great trail, shaded, hills, good views, frisbee golf to watch out for, phillies baseball, overall super fun to ride.

February, 2020 by benzatech

great trail, shaded, hills, good views, frisbee golf to watch out for, phillies baseball, overall super fun to ride.

Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

loved it. very cool and shady. lots of rest areas and frisbee golf.

February, 2020 by benzatech

loved it. very cool and shady. lots of rest areas and frisbee golf.

Courtney Campbell Trail

Great Trail, Bad Access

February, 2020 by dianewien

Beautiful trail once you get onto it, but difficult to get to. Cypress Point Park is somewhat hard to find, being at the back of a business park with no indication it's there until you drive past all the buildings. Then, there is no indication how to get to the trail. When you do find it, it starts out OK, then takes you through some sidewalks and one short section that is covered with debris. Once you get through those three miles or so, it's beautiful!

Boca Grande Bike Path

Love it!!

February, 2020 by k.shaw1016

It's always a must when visiting Gasparilla Island to log some miles on this trail.

Legacy Trail (FL)

Really Really Nice Trail

February, 2020 by jstasey

Busy during a weekday afternoon cuz it’s a great trail. Smooth. Extremely well signed including maximum speed 15 mph. A few road crossings. A few bridges that go over busy roads. Covered benches. Everyone was courteous: bikers, runners, skaters. Would ride it frequently if we lived close.

Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Near Dunedin, Touring Delight

January, 2020 by greendreamer_tl

My kids and I tired about 6 miles of this trail today. We started in Dunedin to Honeymoon Island back to Dunedin our to Clearwater Beach and ended back where we began. It was about a 26 mile loop. We stopped at local spots to picnic, stretch, and snack. It was a delightful way to spend the day! We live far away, so we rented bikes at Kafe Racer. We usually ride road bikes, but I’m glad we did the hybrids as they were great on the off road sections we explored on Honeymoon Island. The staff there were excellent. I really enjoyed this section — yes, it had interruptions. Yes, it was busy in spots.

Clearwater Memorial Causeway Trail

Broad, Sweeping Causeway

January, 2020 by greendreamer_tl

The trail over the Clearwater Causeway is big and sweeping. It’s well signed. It’s definitely loud, busy, and along traffic. I really enjoyed moving at least twice as fast as the cars slowly making their way out to Clearwater Beach. The East section has steep climbs. This isn’t an “easy” ride. The stretch up onto the causeway is a spiraling corkscrew. Fun, but might make you just a little dizzy!

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