Scenic Pathways in St. Pete/Clearwater

Make your way along these six scenic paved recreational trails around St. Pete/Clearwater for breathtaking views and memorable places to stop along the way.

A beautiful ocean view from Clearwater Beach Walk

Take in the ocean views from the Clearwater Beach Walk.

Whether you’re a fitness runner or a leisurely walker, on a bike or in a wheelchair, pushing a stroller or scooting a skateboard, you’ll find plenty of paved trail options when the day calls for an adventurous exploration that combines nature, exercise and attractions. Let's go!

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Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, Downtown Dunedin

Visitors along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail

Enjoy the sites along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail.

There’s much to explore in the fun, quirky town of Dunedin. Start at Hammock Park and head south toward downtown. As you get closer to Main Street, you’ll find quaint shops, bars and restaurants. A few local favorites are Eli’s Bar-B-QueDunedin Brewery and Café Alfresco. Take a detour going west on Main Street to Edgewater Park for a view of the Dunedin Marina. Remember, you’re here to exercise, but enjoy getting sidetracked along the way.

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Courtney Campbell Trail

A shot at sunset at the Courtney Campbell Bridge

Scenic Views of the Bay

Courtney Campbell Causeway runs from Clearwater to Hillsborough County and features a beautiful bridge with panoramic views of Tampa Bay.

The 9.5-mile Courtney Campbell Trail runs along the entire southern side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway from Clearwater to Hillsborough County. The best part is the 45-foot-high bridge with panoramic views of Tampa Bay. Follow the path to the Hillsborough side, which lands you on Rocky Point, where you’ll find several scenic spots to grab lunch and a cold beverage before making your way back.

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Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

A view of the boats docked in Safety Harbor Marina.

The picturesque Safety Harbor Marina

To explore some of Clearwater’s prettiest parks, check out the Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail. Start at the Safety Harbor Marina and head south on the waterfront path running along Bayshore Blvd. When you reach Kapok Park, it marks the 3-mile point. Take a break to look for wildlife around Alligator Creek. Treat yourself to retail therapy and good eats back at Safety Harbor’s charming Main Street.

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Beach Walk, Clearwater Beach

A shot of the Clearwater Beach Beach Walk

Beach Trail

The Beach Walk in Clearwater Beach is a half mile trail with access to one of America's Best Beaches all along the trail.

Take in the views of the powdery sugar-white sand along Clearwater Beach, where Beach Walk winds along Coronado Drive from Pier 60 to the south end of the beach. You’ll be tempted by the unique shops, restaurants and bars dotted along the way and quickly see why this is one of America’s best beaches, so bring your beach gear to enjoy it after your workout.

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North Bay Trail, Downtown St. Pete

A woman runs North Bay Trail at Vinoy Park during sunrise

Run Downtown

North Bay Trail stretches from Demens Landing Park to Rio Vista Park and is a paved, scenic route in downtown St. Pete.

This popular waterfront path through downtown St. Pete is chockfull of amazing local views. Start at Albert Whitted Park on the trail that leads you north past The Dalí Museum and the St. Pete Pier. Thirsty already? Stop for a craft beer at Hops and Props at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Get back on the path and continue to Coffee Pot Bayou, admire the homes in the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood and on your way back, stop at Paciugo Gelato on Beach Drive for a refreshing treat.

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Fort De Soto Park Trail

A woman and a baby on an e-bike ride next to blue-green water and sea oats with other family members biking behind them at Fort De Soto Park

Biking with a View

Fort De Soto Park is a fun spot for families, with a gorgeous beach and plenty of opportunities for recreation, including biking and kayaking.

Get inspired by the historic Fort De Soto Park in Tierra Verde as you traverse its nearly seven-mile, paved trail. Ogle the pooches at the dog park, fish from the pier and catch a glimpse of some the Gulf of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches. Start at North Beach, head south and explore the shorter nature trails off the main paved one. It costs $5 to get into the park, but it’s worth it for a full day at this nationally recognized gem. The paved multi-use trail also offers access to other areas (some with soft sand, others more hard-packed) that can be accessed on foot or wide-tire bikes.

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