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Legacy Trail, Sarasota

(4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Legacy Trail on your trip to Sarasota, use our Sarasota vacation trip planner.
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  • Whether you are leisure cyclist or a serious one, this is a great Trail. Safe from traffic and a flat surface to cycle on. Be sure to stop off at Oscar Scherer park halfway down the trail. You can res...  more »
  • I did a review of the trail last year, biking the beginning of the trail by Palmer Ranch. This time we started at the Venice train depot, what a difference! Totally loved it! At the depot we rode towa...  more »
  • I bike or blade there often. If you go not on holidays, it is not too crowded- the only thing their maps may not be up to date, as I was fooled by an exit supposedly on 681 and there is not even a res...  more »