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A smooth, relaxing ride with only a few intersections to cross. Not the most exciting scenery but nice on a sunny day: saw MANY birds, lizards, and some cows and horses at farms. 12 miles total back and forth. One parking FYI: Welleby Park is undergoing expansion so one entrance is closed and you won’t be able to bike thru the park to trailhead. The expansion entrance is just around the corner; Easy enough to start the trail on Hiatus itself.
Rode the trail again but took the 47 mile route for my 1st CENTURY ride, just wish I could have gotten three more miles on that side for the full 50. The new addition to trail is nearly done but is accessible, just be aware of the incomplete curbs! Trail is mostly shaded until you get to Sanford’s Coast line which is beautiful¿. Came into close encounters with two baby bobcats at mile 92 as the sun began to set. Let’s say the adrenaline kicked in very quick. Warning there are three overpass so if you ride entire trail save some energy but you can skip the over pass and pass underneath for wimps only! SAFE TRAVELS!¿¿¿¿
This is more like an alley between what are not nice areas.. felt unsafe. Plus the pavement is in bad shape
If you start at the southern end near the I-275 rest stop, you can combine this with the Pinellas Trail for a 20+ mile out-back ride to downtown St. Petersburg. Beautiful vistas of bay, Skyway Bridge and downtown St. Petersburg. City needs to improve the signage at key intersections, especially at the intersection of Skyway and Bayway trails.
We parked at the train depot, pretty flat except 2 over passes, but u can ride around them.( You will have to cross the streets)It was pretty nice, can get busy.We rode into the venetian waterway park trail, which connects. That part follows the river.
Trail riding the GHT is certainly a excellent ride but stopping frequently to take photos and walk the creek and LaChua trails are the best way to spend an afternoon. I’m heading back out again next week to shoot some more film.
Basically, everything that he said was what I would have put in my review. Martin County (1/3) is better than St Lucie County (2/3) because of surface, shade, AND proximity to road. On the Martin side, you are probably 50-60 feet from traffic for most of it; on the other, you are about 10 feet. As a cyclist and a runner, the dips take a toll on your legs if you are not paying attention with every step. It would be very nice if they could extend this trail to the north across Walton Rd. and run along that for awhile but money's probably not there in today's budget. I'm also concerned about long-term maintenance. There's a big hole off to the side which actually touches the paved trail where they've put up a sawhorse to warn people from hitting it. So far, that's been there for quite a while with no sign of anything being done to repair it.
It's a nice place for locals, like me. It's nice to see people using it regularly. However, a round-trip is only eight miles, so don't spend a long time driving here to use it.
It is a beautiful spot if you are into wildlife. There is a pond right by the bridge which is at the county line and that pond has seen alligators, otters, wood storks, great blue herons, roseate spoonbills, and various others this spring!
My son & I enjoyed this trail. It’s scenic and clean. We took many breaks just to take photos. Tips: this trail doesn’t have restrooms, use it before going. Bring a first aid kit (thankfully I did since my son fell off his bike) & bring water. Overall, we’d recommend this trail.
My son & I love this trail.. very scenic & clean. We took a ton of breaks just to take photos & enjoy the fresh air. We’d highly recommend it. Please be prepared with a small first aid kit (my son fell off his bike, glad we came prepared), water bottles, & be advised no bathrooms are available at this trail.
Been riding this trail last couple of weeks and have seen several gopher turtles and snakes but this morning just east of Rotunda Dr. a cougar ran across the trail right in front of me..
Did the 14.5 miles on my ebike taking many photos along the way, Restrooms are available along the way, Definitely a must do.
Paved smooth path with park benches. Saw iguanas and herons. Path crosses a few roads but all had cross walk lights to alert drivers. Lots of shade during our morning ride. Not crowded during the week. Only problem was figuring out where to park.
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