Suncoast Parkway Trail is a 42 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lutz, FL and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Easy - Moderate - Difficult: The trail itself is easy to ride, while completing 40 miles in one day requires a moderate level of fitness and completing an 80-mile round trip in one day requires an advanced level of fitness. The Suncoast Trail is officially designated as part of Floridas Statewide Greenways and Trails System. Opened in 2001, this non-motorized paved trail was developed as part of the Suncoast Parkway. Paralleling the parkway, the trail begins in northern Hillsborough County and proceeds north through Pasco and Hernando counties, traversing suburban, agricultural and natural areas. Throughout the trail, rest/interpretive areas illustrate historical significance, emphasize transitions between ecological communities and identify native species. Among the trails highlights is the segment adjacent to the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve. This section crosses various rivers and creeks, including the Anclote and Pithlachascotee, and provides views of beautiful natural communities. The Suncoast Trail will eventually serve as a key regional connector, linking to other projects such as the Good Neighbor Trail, the Upper Tampa Bay Trail and the Pinellas Trail.
over all this is great paved trail. 4.5 miles north of the Lutz Lake parking there is a 13 mile out and back, Starky Trail.
I would give this a 5 start rating but the lack of water stations being full is a big disappointment.
in the end, if you bring hydration, it is a great pave road bike trail.
Have only just started cycling again. I'm recycling????? Began at Lutz Lake Fern Rd. went approximately 8-9 miles up and came back. I will keep coming to this trail starting at different way points.