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Fanatic trail, gorgeous views, and will recommend to everyone¿¿¿¿
Perhaps I didn't go the right direction on this Trail but I walked it and it was all concrete. There is almost no shade in this is back in August so I was miserable on the white pavement.
It’s a nice trail but needs some tlc! The views are nice and we had the trail all to ourselves.
We rode this trail from Maximo Park to the entrance to the fishing pier. Bikes are not allowed to the enter so we turned around. The trail could use some tlc as some of the shrubbery along the trail is growing up & over the trail. There’s also a lot of little debris on the trail from the highway such as pebbles, trash and just grit! It’s noisy but the views are worth it. Not much shade but a nice ride.
Had a really nice ride. Jack Willie’s Bar & Grill is an awesome place to eat!
I recommend if you're not already "on island", to park on the mainland and bike over. I appended this trip to the Cape Haze Trail and parked for free. You will still have to pay a $3 toll on a bike. The causeway is a great ride too!
Super fun trail, with walkers, dog walkers, joggers, inline skaters, electric golf carts, and the occasional iguana to share the trail. EVERYONE was super respectful about sharing and it was not busy.
I recommend creating your own spurs to see some cool homes and natural beauty. Banyan Street is one of the prettiest canopied roads you can see.
Red tide note as of Sept 6, 2021: I did not see/smell any evidence of the red tide and my sinuses let me know immediately last time I got close to it. I didn't notice anyone swimming in the ocean though.
i have ridden this trail from both st pete beach and clearwater beach. my most scenic rides were from clearwater beach. first , to take advantage of the most scenic parks, get a free AAA map of the county. starting in clearwater beach, bike over to the bridge trail up to the pull off at the very top ,take in the view of the intracoastal waterway in both directions. wow,wow!!!!! at the end go right on the trail then left. in a short distance you will intersect the pinellas trail. this time i took a left towards Dunedin. along the way one could take a short detour to view the ocean. i continued straight ahead past a pretty golf course to dunedin. at the lights take a left on the trail along the ocean causeway . another wow!! to honeymoon island. where you can take in a swim or (since i love nature) go to the visitor center, lock the bike, and walk the sandy paths all the time watching osprey and maybe an eagle feeding their young. return to clearwater beach . only 20 miles, easy for a recreational rider like me(80 years) on a hybrid. equally scenic south on the pinellas trail. john taylor park,lake with alligators, walsingham park(lake with bike trail, seminole city park(pond with ducks),boca ciega park(boardwalk,high wooden tower overlooking the intracoastal. booring?????
We managed to ride both sides of the canal despite the confusing directions. Be aware you will have to cross bridges - a local told us the best bridge to cross was 41 drawbridge which we did the first pass. We crossed the bridge by the Train Depot on our way back and had to walk our bikes across. Unfortunately the canal had quite a few dead fish which we attributed to the red tide. We saw plenty of bunnies and gopher tortoises. The trail itself was mostly poured concrete but not too jarring. We will definitely do this one again - preferably in cooler weather!
Wide path, paved, never too crowded, scenic and safe. Great trail.
Well groomed. Wasn’t particularly wide, but sufficient, smooth and mostly straight. Very easy. The trail takes you down to beach areas. Two quick turns from the end and you’re on the road to Boca grand. We didn’t take that route. We continued on a path along route 775 north towards englewood. We ended our trip at a nice restaurant called The Lighthouse Grill. We ate lunch there. It was approximately 15 total miles one way. We are loving Florida’s rails to trails!!
Beautiful trail. I did this with my son October 2020. Pretty much a straight run from st pete to Tampa. It runs along the side of a highway but zero danger. It’s separated by a shoulder and landscaping. You pass a few beaches along the way. There are a few bridges. Constant breeze through the ride over Tampa bay. Highly recommended.
We are 70ish and rode this trail on our ebikes. We RV and try to do a couple trails a week normally in the 25 to 30 mile range. We parked in Ben Carson Park. Paid parking about 50 cents an hour paid at a kiosk with credit card or change. We arrived at 0900 on Memorial Day and there was plenty of parking. We got back at noon and all the parking spots were taken and entrances were blocked. My advice would be to park at a park in Safety Harbor and bike that trail down to this trail. This will be one of our favorite trails and we will return. reason for us to take out a subscription
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