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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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  • 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 »
  • Our trip to Venice, Florida each fall includes several bike rides on the Legacy Trail. We like to start at the Venice Train Station depot and ride to the end of the trail in Sarasota (a little over 10...  more »
  • This is a reall fantastic bike trail! We go there often because of it great location! It is tranquil and serene! It is like being in the wilderness! It is safe and often usd by bicyclist runners and i...  more »