Before You Go:
There isn’t a lot of shade along this route. Depending on the season, you might need to apply sunscreen. Also, during the warm, humid months, you might want to consider some insect repellant if you intend to stop for any length of time along the trail.
This trek begins at the intersection of Tyrone Boulevard/Bay Pines Boulevard and Park Street North. The best place to park is the southwest corner of the Target parking lot (north side of Bay Pines Boulevard).
21 Miles from Mile Marker 7 to Demens Landing in downtown St. Petersburg and back.
- Target has restrooms and water at the start of this trek.
- Demens Landing has restroom and water facilities.
- There are many street crossings since this is a trail running through the most densely populated county in Florida.
- When riding through downtown St. Petersburg, you share the same side of the road coming and going. When you are heading back traveling against vehicular traffic, it can be a little disconcerting.
- If you don’t enjoy climbs, you will not like the climbs up the overpasses along the trail. If you are of average health, though, you should have no problem as they aren’t particularly taxing.
- The pass through the old St. Petersburg Times shipping facility is creepy at best – I would not recommend sight seeing around this area.
- Relatively flat course. The only climbs are the overpasses across major thoroughfares.
- The St. Petersburg waterfront at Demens Landing
- Tropicana Field – current home to the Tampa Bay Rays major league baseball team
- A fine view of the St. Petersburg Pier. See this iconic landmark before it is leveled to make way for a new tourist destination.
Since this is my first post, please feel free to leave a comment below on what additional information I can provide or helpful information I can add. Be sure to check out the Gallery Pictures below!
Happy Trails ~ John