About the Trail
The Florida Department of Transportation is currently constructing the Courtney Campbell Trail, a nine mile paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that will span the entire length of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The trail is located on the south side of the Causeway & when completed will include two free-standing bridges that offer panoramic views from as high as 45 ft. above Tampa Bay.
The first segment of the trail, a six mile section from Rocky Point to the Hillsborough County line opens in November. The remaining three mile section from the Hillsborough County line to Bayshore Blvd. in Clearwater is scheduled to open in 2015.
Along with offering spectacular waterfront views, the trail links recreational areas such as Cypress Point Park, Skyway Park, and Ben T. Davis Beach with the well-developed trail systems in Hillsborough County. This is a truly unique recreational amenity for local residents and visitors.
***Weather Update*** This is a rain or shine event please dress appropriately. In the event of severe weather (i.e. lightning) the ceremony may be delayed.
Spend the morning with us as we officially open the Hillsborough segment of the Courtney Campbell Trail on Saturday, November 16 at Ben T. Davis Beach - 7740 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa.
9 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Join FDOT District Seven Secretary Paul Steinman, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Hillsborough County Commission Chair Ken Hagan, and Courtney Campbell Scenic Highway Corridor Advisory Committee Chair Bill Jonson as they cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the trail.
9:30 a.m. - Bike, Walk, Run the Trail
Bike, walk or run the trail offering spectacular views of Tampa Bay!
A number of local non-profit organizations, including Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Tampa Bay Cycle, and WalkWise Tampa Bay, will also be on hand to provide information about safe biking and walking, trail beautification and volunteer opportunities to keep the trail and shoreline clean.
Parking is available at Ben T. Davis Beach (parking meters will be suspened the morning of the event).
Additional parking is available at Waterford Plaza (7650 W. Courtney Campbell Cswy) and Chart House Restaurant (7616 W. Courtney Campbell Cwsy); both locations are adjacent to the trail and are approximately 1/2 mile from the location of the ribbon cutting ceremony.
View trail map here. Wish to extend your walk, bike or run? Connect to the U-Path at Bayport Plaza and visit Cypress Point Park or Skyway Park.
This is a free community-wide family friendly event. Please note, however, pets are prohibited on Ben T. Davis Beach.
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