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Parked off of Pine Island Road and only had time to go north or south since it was the end of day near sunset. Decided to go south to St. James. Most of the route was well paved but we had to be alert near most intersections, especially closer to stores near Pine Island Road. Not much to view but the sidewalk was paved the majority of the route. Biked 17 miles there and back. It was a pleasant, easy bike ride.
Trail is straight, but narrow. Rode from the trail head to the entrance to Boca Grande and then continued on the road to Gasparilla State Park. Round trip was a little over 32 miles.
We drove 1.5 hours e/w to ride this trail. Had a wonderful day,l! This rating is for our overall experience, not just the trail. Even though it was a sunny Saturday, it was not crowded. We drove over in a 25’ Class C motorhome, Bridge toll to island is $6 for cars and $11 for RVs. Found a free place to park around 18th. Later saw RV/Bus parking signs around 5th. Rode our e-bikes down to the state park, through downtown, past 2 lighthouses, stopped to sit on the beach. $2 per person for bikers entering state park. Sunset drinks followed by dinner at South Beach Grill which was great. Beach/restaurant not dog friendly so we left our pup in the RV, but the trail and overall experience were great and one of our faves so far!
Started at Pine Island Rd NW and Stringfellow. All-way stop but narrow escape from being hit by a car. Rode south to St.James City. Lots of intersections requiring almost full stop because of obstructing landscape.
Although it is very straight, the landscape on both sides is beautiful, so unlike what I’m used to in the upper Midwest. Everyone on the trail is super courteous. It’s perfect for a 10-12 mile workout. And we always see some amazing birds when crossing the Coral Creek.
My wife and I have ridden this trail many times and have always enjoyed it. We usually park the car at the Publix parking lot (Alt 19 and Curlew road) adjacent to the trail and from there one can go North or South for quite some distance. We have ridden all but the last northern 4 miles of this trail (46+ miles) and really enjoy the beautiful, well maintained trail. There also multiple other trails off of this main trail. Our longest round trip ride has been 38 miles. I highly recommend this trail.
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.
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!
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