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Suncoast Trail

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Suncoast Trail

LENGTH:

42 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Homosassa, Brooksville, Wiscon, Spring Hill, Odessa, Lutz

HIGHLIGHTS:

local schools, farmland, orchards, ponds, natural areas

NEARBY TRAILS:

State Route 52 Multi-Use Path

JB Starkey Wilderness Park Trail

Upper Tampa Bay Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Tampa

Regional Trails

 The Suncoast Trail is a 42-mile long paved trail located in Hillsborough County and Hernando County in West Central Florida. The trail follows alongside Florida State Route 589 from State Highway 98 in the north to W. Lutz Lake Fern Road. This part of Florida is to the north of the Tampa Metropolitan Area. The trail is wide and has few street crossings, providing an excellent commuter route for cyclists.

The Suncoast Trail goes past number of residential communities along the route as well as traveling past natural areas, ponds, orchards and farmland.

Conditions

The Suncoast Trail is wide and paved the entire route and is open for bike riding, walking and running. The trail runs alongside the Suncoast Parkway with a wide buffer in between the two. The trail crosses several major roadways along the way, but there are long stretches of the trail that have no street crossings.

Access to the trail is pretty much limited to the major road crossings. There are a handful of trailheads with large parking areas along the route.

Communities

The Suncoast Trail goes past the following communites: Homosassa, Brooksville, Wiscon, Spring Hill, Odessa and Lutz.

Points of Interest

The Suncoast Trail goes past the following points of interest along the route:

  • Pine Grove Elementary School
  • West Hernando Middle School
  • Central High School
  • Powell Middle School
  • Dr. Mary Giella Elementary School
  • J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park
Nearby Trails

J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park Trail: this trail heads to the east into the park a 4 miles north of W. Lutz Lake Fern Road.

Upper Tampa Bay Trail: the south end of the Suncoast Trail connects to the Upper Tampa Bay Trail at W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, just west of the Suncoast Parkway in Lutz.

End Points

The north end of the Suncoast Trail is located along W. Ponce De Leon Boulevard, State Highway 98, just west of the intersection with the Suncoast Parkway Toll Road and east of Homosassa. There is a trailhead with a large parking area at this location.

The south end of the trail is located at W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, just west of the Suncoast Parkway in Lutz. There is a trailhead with a large parking area at this location.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Suncoast Trail in West Central Florida.