The proposed concept consists of a multi-use trail running along the west side of the Tampa Bypass Canal. The vision is to connect the Flatwoods Park in New Tampa through Wilderness and Trout Creek Parks and run south to the McKay Bay Trail, the Selmon Greenway and the South County Trail. This 17-mile multi-use trail will provide tremendous recreational and social opportunities for residents and visitors, connecting the communities of New Tampa, Temple Terrace, East Lake/Orient Park and Palm River along the trail to each other as well as to the resources in north and south Tampa and Hillsborough County. Opportunities abound along this trail to enjoy open space and view wildlife. From its beautiful, relaxing vistas to its uninterrupted, people–powered recreation and commuting opportunities, the Bypass Canal Trail has the potential to become a major resource for residents and visitors to Hillsborough County.