Upper Tampa Bay Trail

EASY 45 reviews

Upper Tampa Bay Trail is a 14.4 mile out and back trail located near Tampa, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

14.4 miles
108 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

road biking

trail running



2 months ago

we entered through the wilsky access point and traveled north on the trail. it was a nice walk. not lot of opportunity for unpaved hiking and what was available was a little questionable as when you get off the paved trail, there is some trash and liquor bottles. not really sure what you'd find if you went much further into the woods. on the trail was ok. wherever we go, we hope for very little traffic as we have a very nervous dog that is not able to enjoy the day with too much going on around him. Here, there was a LOT of bike riders that don't think twice about passing by as close as they can get even though they see us walk as far as we can off the trail to allow a wide berth. it was somewhat stressful at times for our pup. We are still on the lookout for a more secluded off road nature hiking experience.

3 months ago

Try it, you’ll like it.....very much.

4 months ago

I specifically use this for backpack training and gear testing. It works for me.

road biking
6 months ago

I do a 3 mile run every saturday and a full stretch cycling on sunday mornings starting from the YMCA point.

road biking
6 months ago

This is a great trail for so many activities. It is a wide smooth paved rail trail that takes you past a number of parks. Most of the trail is shaded, and there are plenty of opportunities to refill your water bottle.

6 months ago

This trail was awesome for biking.

7 months ago

i ho every week now

11 months ago


Sunday, November 06, 2016

This trial is the best :)

Sunday, November 06, 2016

A popular walking/jogging/biking trail. I parked at the Channel Park Pavilion lot off W Waters Avenue and headed north. My sunrise walk was a very nice way to start the day during our visit.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I love this trail

road biking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

I went for the first time with my wife in the evening. It was pretty busy and not everyone respects lane etiquette but overall a very well maintained trail system. The full system (out and back) is just over 14 miles.

road biking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This trail is great for biking or running. Pretty long (14 miles). Once in a while the bridge to keep going towards Citrus Park mall is closed. Check before going on a long route.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Meh, too many people walking dogs blocking the path for bikers

Tuesday, November 03, 2015


cross country skiing
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Great, solid trail. Very fun and clean.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Nice trail for family walking , though the map was definitely directing to the wrong area

road biking
Monday, July 28, 2014

Favorite of our family: great easy bike ride, perfect for bike outings with little ones. Recommend parking in the lot just south of Alonso H.S. on Montague, which is the start of the trail. If this small lot is full, consider parking and starting at Target on Hillsborough Ave/Tampa Rd about 1/4 - 1/2 mile south of this lot. Bridge over Citrus Park Dr provides a great resting point - fun for the kids to watch the passing cars below, and it's the biggest "hill" in the area I've found that adds fun.

trail running
Saturday, May 31, 2014

I live in Tampa Bay area, and this is the trail to go for all those living in Pinellas and Hillsborough within a 10 mile radius. I like it a lot more than the Suncoast Trail just because I think it's more interestingly laid out, and you're not along a busy interstate the whole time. A lot of cyclists, walkers, and joggers. When I'm on it, I'm jogging.

Monday, October 28, 2013

directions took me to the middle of a neighborhood. no dice

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