W. Scott Bowlin
Whether you are looking for a casual morning jog or training for a cross-country marathon, the Tampa area offers a mixture of urban and rural scenery. Tampa trails range from well-maintained concrete right down to dirt paths that meander through natural wildlife habitats. Runners may start out underneath a busy overpass and end up in a quiet woodland where animals such as deer, raccoons and armadillos are likely to share the same trail. Try out Tampa’s best for free at the area’s most gorgeous, free parks.