South Venice, FL Walking 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

Fort Desoto Island Park Trail

6.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Concrete

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

5.97 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Legacy Trail (FL)

23.2 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Nathan Benderson Park Trail

3.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Punta Gorda Harborwalk

2.4 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Punta Gorda Linear Park

1 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths

24.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Skyway Bridge Trail

3.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Skyway Trail

4.6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Venetian Waterway Park

8.6 mi
State: FL
Concrete, Grass

Bayway Trail

3.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Longboat Key Bike Trail

9.47 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Pine Island Bike Path

14.3 mi
State: FL
Concrete

North Colonial Linear Park

2.5 mi
State: FL
Asphalt
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
Overview The Fort Desoto Island Park Trail is a paved path running the entirety of the offshore key for 6.6 miles. About the Route Lying southwest of St. Petersburg, visitors to the Fort...
FL 6.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview Trail users will 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...
FL 5.97 mi Concrete
Overview    The Legacy Trail runs for 23.2 miles through coastal communities between Venice and Sarasota, Florida. Through wetlands and coastal forests, the trail’s interpretive signs point out...
FL 23.2 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
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
Overview 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...
FL 24.7 mi Asphalt
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 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 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
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
Overview 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.  About the Route The Pine Island...
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 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

Recent Trail Reviews

Skyway Bridge Trail

Misleading reviews

July, 2024 by dskmd3

One of the other reviews mentions “the views on top” of the bridge. The trail does NOT go up the Skyway Bridge, but stops well short of the beginning of the incline. Do not be misled by that statement.

Nathan Benderson Park Trail

Simple paved trail around the lake. Enjoyed watching the rowing practice and the wildlife (birds). Lots of people biking and walking but plenty of room!

July, 2024 by tammiea77

Simple paved trail around the lake. Enjoyed watching the rowing practice and the wildlife (birds). Lots of people biking and walking but plenty of room!

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Skating by Manatees !

June, 2024 by brookeypav

Rollerskated this entire trail. The first mile was amazing asphalt quality. It’s gets a little rough, but never intolerable. Lots of amazing views and great nature. Saw iguanas & manatees by the fishing pier at the end. Just a few intersections but they aren’t too busy. A couple clean facilities along the trail with restrooms & water fountains. Very neat trail and would recommend!

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Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Nice Ride

June, 2024 by cjbkmb

We just finished about 14 miles (round trip) yesterday. We really enjoyed it even though we encountered a little rain. Trail is straight, smooth, and well kept. We also rode the Boca Grande, not a fan! If you want a nice ride, ride the Cape Haze.

Longboat Key Bike Trail

not a very sicenic

March, 2024 by pdmts

City/suburbia paved trail and also on road bike lanes both sides 4 of 10

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Nice flat trail. Lots of access points and bathrooms, benches, and picnic tables along the way. We didn't see very many people on a Saturday afternoon. We did see a gpher tortoise and black snake. No shade, wear your helmet/hat and sunscreen.

March, 2024 by joanmrazik

Nice flat trail. Lots of access points and bathrooms, benches, and picnic tables along the way. We didn't see very many people on a Saturday afternoon. We did see a gpher tortoise and black snake. No shade, wear your helmet/hat and sunscreen.

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

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.

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