Suncoast Parkway Trail

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Lutz, Florida

Suncoast Parkway Trail is a 41.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lutz, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 41.3 miles Elevation Gain: 557 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

running

paved

no shade

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.

road biking
2 days ago

Great trail.

22 days ago

Great for cycling! Despite being close to major roadways, there is lots of wildlife to be seen.

road biking
5 months ago

This is a nicely paved trail that runs along side of the Suncoast Pkwy. There is a fair amount of car traffic but the trail sometimes meanders away from the road which is really nice. In a few places you’ll have to cross some major intersections so use the crosswalks! The trail was busy for a Sunday afternoon with other bicycles, runners, kids on scooters. As a warning to others - some bicyclists don’t announce, “on your left” as they approach you from behind so don’t be startled! I would say that there’s some shade but we were there at 1:24-4:30pm and had the afternoon shade. We started at the Lutz Lake Fern Rd. Trailhead and rode over to the Suncoast trail. Next time we’ll park closer to the Suncoast trail. There’s water at a few stops and restrooms but bring plenty of water. We rode 27 miles and there was water at the 4 places we stopped at. It’s a beautiful trail and we would ride it again.

Sun Mar 17 2019

Great for bike!

hiking
Thu Sep 06 2018

rollar blading your best bet is to go to the tampa bay trail to start. More down by tampa it gets a lot of hills.

road biking
Tue Jul 31 2018

Great trail a little noisy from freeway but all in all a good ride. very protected trails.

road biking
Fri Mar 23 2018

Tue May 02 2017

Great biking trail. Minimal stops/crossroads.

Mon Mar 06 2017

Awesome trail for running I had my camelback so staying hydrated was no problem.

road biking
Fri Aug 26 2016

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.

road biking
Sat Mar 21 2015

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.

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walking
27 days ago

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