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Legacy Trail

Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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“bike ride” (36 reviews)
“great ride” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

I wanted to try out the Legacy Trail but we didn't have bikes. We found Popcycles, a bike rental and sale shop that has "Townies" a type of bike I hadn't ridden. Great bikes for this sort of trail -- big seats and very stable...More

1  Thank NolaAK
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I regularly ride the Legacy Trail. It runs some 14 miles of straight, flat terrain over what used to be railroad tracks from Sarasota to Venice. I've seen box turtles along the way. It's a somewhat scenic path through some forest land of South Florida....More

1  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 5 February 2016

To be able to cycle a little bit over 20 kms., from Venice to Sarasota (if you want to add a bit more mileage, start all the way from the Venice Waterway Trail, which starts in Shamrock Park, Venice), without having to worry about vehicles,...More

Thank KathleenR_28
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Very easy paved trail along an old railroad bed. One fairly steep bridge. Water stations, restrooms, and rest benches along the way. 20 miles round trip. Good beginner trail. The wind picked up so the return ride was a challenge.

1  Thank Debbie32931
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is a wonderful paved trail with rest stops & (some) scenic areas (over Dona Bay is great) that goes from Venice to Sarasota, FL. It is wonderful if you bike but if you walk it, (some of) the bikers) can be very rude &...More

1  Thank ohreallybr
Reviewed 17 January 2016

I live on Venice island and use the trail often. Easy ride, fun, good seanery. Well maintained surface and wide enough for easy passing on bike and safe for foot travel.

2  Thank Broxbanter
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The Trail is fairly new, therefore the surface is nice and smooth, and very level. Many locals use the Trail for fitness activities on bikes and roller blades, and generally follow a decent etiquette. There are very few runners on this trail, so if you...More

1  Thank PJD9946
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I ride this trail while visiting relatives in the area. There's not a lot of interesting views, but it's a fast ride early or late, and a pleasant amble during busier times. Does cross quite a few busy streets, so won't get a continuous workout.

Thank JEM196204
Reviewed 30 December 2015

the legacy trail is an old rail trail that runs between clark road in sarasota to the old venice rail station. it is well maintained with parking at several locations along the trail. biking is fun and the trail is flat. little shade so bring...More

2  Thank larryt887
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Flat terrain that might be a bit boring for some but what do you expect in Southern Florida? There is one "hill" on an overpass just north of the southern end. We find this more relaxing and safer than bike lanes or sidewalks along streets...More

1  Thank Bob5705
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Jillian C
25 August 2017|
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Response from gosmart07 | Reviewed this property |
This is a dedicated bike path. The only vehicles you might see belong to Sarasota County maintenance vehicles, who check port-a-potties, trash, brush on the path, etc.
Rudi G
16 March 2017|
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Response from Andrea S | Property representative |
Hi, the entire trail is 10.6 miles, so I am assuming you are looking to do about 10 miles round trip. The trip from Laurel Park to Venice Train Depot is the nicest section because it goes over water at Dona and Roberts... More