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Friendship Trail

13000 W. Gandy Blvd., (St. Petersburg side); 5200 W. Gandy Blvd. (Tampa side), St. Petersburg, FL
727/549-6099
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Biking Trails, Bodies of Water
Most recent review
- Nov 6, 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This trail has been closed due to the expense needed for repairs and upkeep. You can still fish on the entrance to this trail

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

beware when you use this because the crime in st petersburg. always be aware of your surroundings. our mayor is blind to the crime in st petersburg.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

It's closed... One of the best spots in Tampa Bay. What a waste. I don't see why it needed to be closed, but it is...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

This is the original part of the Gandy Bridge from the 1920's. It's falling apart from the salt water corrosion. It's a shame that this great trail is closed and waiting for funds to tear it down which is less expensive than repairs.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

I didn't know the Friendship Trail was out, and I had to bike across on the Gandy to get from Tampa to St. Petersberg. Even though the shoulder is wide, it's still completely terrifying to go over the bridge with highway traffic whizzing by and only a tiny rail, not even as tall as my bike, between me and the... More

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Oregon
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

The Title of my review is how I feel about this closure. I just found out about this yesterday 5/3/09. I live in Portland, Oregon now and somehow over the net I found a story about this closure. When I lived in Tampa I was at the Friendship Trail at least twice a week for several years. When I moved... More

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St. Petersburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2009

I rode my bike and or walked over this 2.6 mile bridge, at least once a week. It's the only safe way to get across the bay as a pedestrian. 60,000 people biked, bladed, walked, wheelchaired, and fished from it every month, 2,000 a day or more, according to the Parks Department. What a fantastic resource! What a great place... More

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Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2008

The trail has recently closed indefinately due to structural problems and there are a lot of upset bikers. They are not sure if it will be repaired and reopened but I wouldn't bank on it. There is a small portion still open to foot traffic on one (maybe both) ends that can be used for fishing.

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