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Legacy Trail, Sarasota

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#2 of 14 in Trails in Southwest Gulf Coast
Biking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Traffic-free Legacy Trail winds its way through a landscape that combines forested state parks and suburban green zones, taking cyclists and walkers through varied natural scenery and over three trestle bridges. This paved trail runs for about 16 km (10 mi), following the old route of one of Florida's historic rail corridors. Seven trailheads feature rest stops with free parking areas. From this trail you can also access a nearby state park that offers another 24 km (15 mi) of unpaved off-road tracks. Visit the website for a printable map of this and other trails in the area. By using our Sarasota trip itinerary maker app, you can arrange your visit to Legacy Trail and other attractions in Sarasota.
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  • This is a very nice, paved bike and hiking trail that goes for miles. We chose to go South to the Train Depot. Plenty of room for 2-way bike traffic. I have to say that I founded it crowded at 10.....  more
    This is a very nice, paved bike and hiking trail that goes for miles. We chose to go South to the Train Depot. Plenty of room for 2-way bike traffic. I have to say that I founded it crowded at 10.....  more »
  • Beautiful wide, paved, mostly flat bike trail. Several rest stations available. Not a lot of shade so plan/dress accordingly. 
    Beautiful wide, paved, mostly flat bike trail. Several rest stations available. Not a lot of shade so plan/dress accordingly.  more »
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  • Such an enjoyable riding trail. Easy to navigate and well maintained. We did over 10 miles and saw a Fla Bob Cat on the trail, amazing.
  • This was the best trail I have done in a long time. So well maintained and full of fun, active people! I started in Sarasota on the McIntosh Road trail head, went south about 14 miles to the venitian waterway turn around and then all the way up to Sarasota, near the fair grounds. Ended up being about 33 miles and each mile was fantastic, clean, and enjoyable.

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