Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail


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Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail Facts

States: Florida
Counties: Pinellas
Length: 4.4 miles
Trail end points: Veterans Memorial Ln by Marina Park (131 S Bayshore Blvd, Safety Harbor) and Coachman Ridge Park (1400 Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7478187

Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail Description

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 connect to more than 20 parks, including current connections to the recreational amenities of Carpenter Field, Cliff Stephens Park, Del Oro Park, and Cooper's Bayou Park.

Drinking fountains and restrooms are available at multiple points along the route. Visit the TrailLink map for exact locations and directions. In 2023, a brand new opened at Del Oro Park on the north side of the bridge over McMullen Booth Road. The trailhead has about 33 parking spaces, restrooms, and drinking fountains.

There are several bike repair stations along the route: one is just north of the trail crossing Bayshore Boulevard, one is where the trail meets the Long Center parking lot, and one is on the trail just north of the Eddie C Moore Softball Complex.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at numerous places along the route including at Carpenter Field (651 Old Coachman Road), at Cliff Stephens Park (600 Fairwood Avenue), at Del Oro Park (401 McMullen Booth Road), and at Cooper's Bayou Park (709 Bayshore Blvd). 

Visit the TrailLink map for all options and detailed directions.

Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail Reviews

Good for running

Jogged the length of the trail recently in two separate runs. The bay portion very scenic, other parts tree covered and provide some shade. It goes through a couple of parks where there are benches and water fountains.

Nice trail

I just rode this trail and it’s very nice. The one problem is the trail bridge is out so you have to run the sidewalk to cross the 4 line road. Once you cross the road and get back on the trail it’s nice and easy.

Short Trail through Park

This is a nice connector trail to the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Easy to ride and follow, but don't expect to go fast.

Nice trail, poor signage

This is a very nice trail that goes through different areas, with different views and even a few minor hills. While I enjoyed the trail, the signage is very confusing at best, especially going west from its eastern terminus. Take a map and you’ll be golden!


This trail winds through 2 parks and you are either in the shaded woods or on the water, where you can see dolphins playing. Worth riding on to Philipe Park too

This trail winds through 2 parks and you are either in the shaded woods or on the water, where you can see dolphins playing. Worth riding on to Philipe Park too

A piece of the puzzle

Used this trail on our ride from Clearwater Beach to Tampa and back. It’s so great several trails are connected to make such a great route. Highly recommend.

top of the world

I used live in TotW and loved being so close to ReamWilson. Moved to Spring Hill 3 years ago and riding trails are far a few between


A great find in Florida and the best part is there’s lots of shade! Loved it!

Inline skating

Very nice trail with a good mixture of shade coverage and a nice breeze from the harbor. Couple water fountains a long the trail. Very smooth ride as well ¿¿¿¿

beautiful trail

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.

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

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

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

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

Biking for 2

Great ride on Ream Wilson trail! Lots to see, some shade and sun along the pathway.


Only trail with hills in pinellas

Ream Wilson signage.

Enjoyed the trail. The ' you are here ' signage is much appreciated. However, some of them and the steet sign at the Philies camp indicate 'Progressive ' energy trail versus 'Duke ' energy trail. Which is correct I don't know, just some FYI that they're the same.

Hidden Gem

The Eastern part of this trail is paradise lost - some really spectacular views - it slowly becomes ugly the farther west you travel. Has some hills (for Florida lol) - it's nice to go in here to the shade after the Courtney Campbell. The only thing lacking is a water fountain and restroom. I'll do this trail over and over and enjoy the views everytime!

Fun ride

Got on at "The Long Center" on S. Bellair Road. Fun ride to Safety Harbor. You pass the Phillies spring traing facility, so if they are on the practice field there will be a few guys with gloves waiting for a home run. A couple of decent climbs, one is over a 4 lane roadway. Safety Harbor is a beutiful place with a boardway to the bay. We locked our bikes up at the hotel /spa, bike rack outside. There is a GREAT sandwich shop at 3rd & Main, get a seat outside if you can. Great for all levals of ability.

Trail down by spectrum field

I started to walk the trail from Old Coachman Road at starting point but had to turn back as trail is down at spectrum field. The sign said it would be down through December 2017. Anyone know when this will be repaired?

it was great

Really enjoyed this trail and i agree there is definitely inclines along the way


We rode this trail for the first time this weekend we started at the Coachman Disc Golf coarse and rode to the Safety Harbor Marina and back. Great workout Beautiful scenery. I think next time when I take my boys we will do it the other way and when we get back to a little fishing at the marina

Nice, but a workout

We decided today to check out this trail. (We ride a number of the other trails in the Bay area all the time, but have never gotten around to checking this one out...)

We parked in the Safety Harbor Marina lot, which is the North end of the trail. Once the trail heads inland less than a mile south, it takes on a lot of character. Very nice and winding trail through a number of parks, with plenty of shade.

One caveat about this trail that hasn't been mentioned. For a coastal trail, there are a lot of small hills and inclines. We liked it this way as it was a good cardiac workout, but those that like flatlands trails, you may not like it at all.

Trail complete, turn south go to Tampa!

Starting at the west end at the Long Center on Belcher, this trail goes under US19 and over McMullen Booth Rd. Reaching Bayshore in Safety Harbor, one can ride north to Marina and the Philippe Park or go south to SR60, then east all the way to Tampa.

Ream Wilson Trail is a great morning ride

I ride this trail in the mornings, it is a very pleasant ride. It extends up into Safety Harbor and you can continue throughout the side streets in town then back down thru the trails out over by Brighthouse field.

Scenic connector

I've ridden half of this trail many times and just now realized that due to poor signage it extends into Clearwater.

A portion of this trail is part of a series of connectors that links Courtney Campbell Trail to Safety Harbor.

There are a couple narrow bridges that people tend to be fishing off of and this trail crosses some driveways and dead-end residential streets so you definitely need to be riding "heads-up" but it's a nice path.

new info

i don't know how many people know if, but it is now possible to get to the Courtney campbell bike trail from the Ream Wilson without going on a road . The RW ends at Bayshore road in Safety Hsarbor, FL/ . If you take a right the new bike trail brings you right to CC trail. We took a left at first and rode through the funky town of Safety Harbor. We then doubled back and did the CC ride to Cypress Park and back to where we parked up the RM> All told a 40 mile trip. Very scenic, very clean, lots of facilities. The topper was we found a new craft brewery in Safety Harbor called the Crooked Thumb. Very cool. A refurbished garage. Safety Harbor reminds me of some of the funky areas of Seattle but with sunshine!!!!

Love this trail

Having lived in this area for a very long time I must say this trail is one of the best things we have available to us. It's beautiful and offers many conveniences you don't find on most other trails. My only disappointment with this one is how short it is. I usually use it as part of a longer ride, connecting to Bayshore or the like.

Beautiful trail, great for biking!

Great trail for biking! Miles of paved trail running through parks. We used the Duke Energy trail, starting at Bellair, to connect to the Ream Wilson and took it all the way into downtown Safety Harbor for a couple of beers and games of pool at Copperheads before heading back for a 15 mile round trip. What I love most about this trail is its convenient location with plenty of free parking options along the way, very accessible. Unlike other trails, it doesn't spend much time running alongside streets or winding through uncertain neighborhoods. Passes two great disc golf parks and does a beautiful stretch along the water on Bayshore. Includes an overpass at McMullen Booth and a couple other inclines that add some dimension to the trail. Great time, would recommend it!


This trail was absolutely lovely. We parked at Long Center which made access incredibly easy. The trail is beautiful, roaming through park after park leading up to the bay. I've never knew that Clearwater has this much greenery to offer! At times, I forgot where I was! Can't wait to do it again!

For those worried about safety - i rode it with my husband and two 15 month old twins. At no point did I feel unsafe and would be inclined to do it by myself.

Next time I plan to go early so as to spend some time at the Kapok preserve - it has boardwalks, towers and looks like a few nice walking trails.

Full Circle

I started out from Bayshore and rode through Philipe Park then to Enterprise up 19 towards The Long Center where I connected to The Ream Wilson back to Safety Harbor

This Trail is a Gem.

A friend put me on to the trail today and I loved it. Starting in a park in Safety Harbor, it winds through urban neighborhoods and parks, and is shady enough,in most parts, for a mid-day ride in the August heat. Lots of twists and small elevation changes keep it interesting and there's plenty of nice scenery along the way as well.

Fun Trail

My husband and I really enjoy this trail. It is a very pretty ride with several parks along the way and nice scenery. The curves and hills make it more interesting and fun. We park at the Long Center off of Belcher so we can extend the ride to 5.5 miles one way, ending at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Although the sign for the trail end is on Bayshore prior to the Spa, the wide sidewalk/trail extends a bit further. So round trip is almost 11 miles; making it a decent length daily ride. It is one of the most peaceful, pretty, and interesting trails in the area. I also like to ride alone sometimes, and I feel very safe on this trail. It is clean and well maintained, so I've not had a problem with glass or anything; although there are certain patches that have sand or leaf debris that need to be cleared; which could trip up a rollerblader. I only have two complaints: About 1/4 mile runs next to the Waste Plant and smells horrible; it's unfortunate that it couldn't have been routed further away from there, but that is the only "ugly" section and takes about 5 minutes to get through. The other complaint is just for those not in the best of shape...the hills. I've biked 40 miles on the Pinellas Trail and not felt as much of a workout as I do round trip on the Ream Wilson. The climbs really beat me up, as most are after a curve, turn, or crossroad, so there is not time to build up momentum. Although Florida may not have major elevation changes, a bunch of small hills can still give one quite a workout! Also, a note of caution; there are some abrupt stops and unexpected turns after descends that require some quick braking. I'd recommend giving this trail a try as it is unlike any of the others in the area, and in my opinion, one of the best short trails around.

Beautiful and Loved the trail.

Loved the trail, it had plenty of shade and everybody was nice. It did have some ups and downs in places that made it more challenging. Riding by the water was nice, came across an area to put kayaks in. Would definitely recommend!

A Modest, Pleasant Ride

The Ream Wilson Trail is a gem. Much of the length of the trail travels through parks, so accessing it is easy and it is clearly popular with the locals. It does have elevation changes, although this is Florida, so they are not severe. Access is easy, and at several points. I began in the middle, choosing to park at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex (and Park and Ride) on Drew and Bayview Avenue, where there is a maintenance road that leads directly to the trail. It is also convenient for getting water and access to public restrooms. Traveling East and North takes you into Safety Harbor. Much of the trail is shaded, and travels along the waterfront. If you choose, you can extend your ride on North Bay Drive, a lightly traveled road which will lead into Philippe Park, and a wonderful view of Safety Harbor. To the West, you travel through Cliff Stevens Park, and on to Long Center. At Old Coachman Road (Bright House Field, Spring Training home of the Philadelphia Phillies), the trail intersects with the Progress Energy Trail, which does exist along this corridor. It travels south as far as Belleaire Road.

This is one of the best trails the I have ridden in Florida, and would have received 5 stars except for two things: signage at cross streets is minimal, and the existence of crossings along the trail (although US 19 is avoided by an underpass, and McMullen Booth Road by an overpass). These distractions, however, are minor inconveniences along a wonderful, if short, ride (4.4 miles).

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