Watersound Trail is a five-mile, wide, crushed gravel surfaced trail that winds through a slash pine plantation connecting to Conservation Park. As an old logging road, the trail is a flat, easy trek for cyclists, and ends at the northern portion of the Origins community. There is a small café at Origins perfect for taking a break or having lunch before heading back.
Below are the local trails suitable for Cruisers, Hybrids, and Mountain Bikes. Distances vary with each trail.
Conservation Park is located 1.1 miles west of Hwy. 79 on Griffin Blvd. These are hard packed dirt trails ranging from 1.7 miles to 11.2 miles. Mountain Bikes or Fat Tire bikes are recommended for these trails. Some areas can be sandy on the longer sections. Maps are provided at the parking area. Great for picnics under the large pavilion.
Gayle's Trails is located in the back of Frank Brown Sports Complex. It is a 22 mile paved trail. The west end connects to Conservation Park. At the north end there is a restaurant at the base of the West Bay bridge which overlooks the water. Have lunch with a beautiful view!!
Pier Park (South)
This is a very short paved trail in Pier Park (south) located behind the Military Memorial and Concert in the Park.
Cruise down Gayle's Trails winding into Frank Brown Park which leads you to Pier Park North and South. Many shops and restaurants to keep you busy for the day. This ride is approximately 6 miles each way.
Sight Seeing Rides
Ride north to West Bay Bridge and enjoy lunch with a fabulous view of the bay at B.F.E or take a late afternoon ride and enjoy dinner at Boon Docks Restaurant with a water view. This ride is approximately 10 miles each way for a total of 20 miles of cycling. Both restaurants located under the West Bay Bridge.