Claimed to be the world’s longest continuous sidewalk, stretching 4.5 miles along the waterfront. Spectacular views of the Bay and the downtown skyline. Fountains, fitness stations, mile markers. The neighborhoods inside the path are also gorgeous for running.
Then nicest neighborhoods for running in Tampa are off Bayshore Blvd. and include Hyde Park, Palma Ceia, Bayshore Beautiful. We also enjoy the streets of West Tampa & North Hyde Park, Seminole Heights, and David Islands.
A centrally located 100+ acre green park with ponds. There are a couple of marked loops, with shaded paths. Site of popular 5k races.
Recently renovated and expanded, the Riverwalk offers spectacular views of the waterfront and downtown. 1.4 mile trail, with 3.5 mile loop option crossing the river to the University of Tampa.
A scenic paved trail with more of an urban feel stretches 7 miles from Memorial Highway/Montague Street at south to ending at Peterson Road Park at north. Good option near the airport.
A beautiful natural park located 20 miles northwest of downtown Tampa featuring 2.2 mile off-road trail on varying terrain circling around Lake Rogers, with mile markers.
A group of parks connected by trails and located 20 miles northeast from Tampa downtown. A highlight is the 7-mile Flatwoods Park multi-use Trail, as well as off-road trails.
It's worth the 45-minute drive from Tampa if you're looking for a long, off-road run with lots of shade. This paved multi-use path runs for 10 miles from Brooksville east to the Withlacoochee State Forest.