This is a lovely stand-alone loop through a series of linear parks, or can be done in combination with a run along N. Bayshore Blvd. up to Safety Harbor. A branch of the Ream Wilson Trail heads west off N. Bayshore Blvd. just south of Coopers Bayou Park through a series of linear parks, which is very pleasant for running. A loop to Del Oro and Kapok Park & back is 4 miles. Kapok Park features a wetlands boardwalk, walking/biking trails & native wildlife. Follow the trail heading west from N. Bayshore Blvd. and turn around at Fairwood Ave.
This run can be combined with the lovely, waterside route along the section of the Ream Wilson Trail paralleling N. Bayshore Blvd., which runs for 3 miles between Gulf to Bay Blvd and Safety Harbor. From Safety Harbor, it’s 1.7 miles to the Ream Wilson Trail. 0.7 miles from there to Del Oro Park, , and 0.8 miles to Kapok Park.
Add-On: For a longer run, continue following the Ream Wilson Trail west of Kapok Park for another 1.5 miles one-way. to Northeast Coachman Park and Coachman Ridge Park. So the full linear park loop would be nearly 7 miles.
- Loop to Kapok Park: 4 miles; Extend to Coachman Ridge Park is a 7-mile loop
- Eastern End: Starts at N. Bayshore Blvd. just south of Coopers Bayou Park