Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Tampa Bay  by Johnny Molloy

104pp/maps
ISBN: 0762752998

This book includes detailed maps and concise descriptions for twenty easy-to-follow hikes on the central Florida Gulf Coast: Tampa, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding area. Explore the junglesqe floodplain forest of the Hillsborough River basin, hike along the Gulf or amid the palmy interior of Caladesi Island State Park, or discover the past at Weedon Island.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: This inauspicious 80-acre tract harbors a primitive loop trail that explores a preserved mosaic of forestland and includes a platform view of the Alafia River and a salt marsh. The preserve is also a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Riverview, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: This overlooked preserve on the Alafia River, located next to the much more popular Alderman’s Ford Park, offers quality day hiking that travels through mixed woodland, open country, and along the Ala ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Keysville, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This must-do hike loops through one of Tampa Bay’s most important preserved parcels. Centered by upper Bell Creek, Balm-Boyette contains not-so-sexy sounding—yet significant— scrub habitat that contai ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Balm, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This hike stretches over a nearly 2,000-acre swath of land that harkens back to the days of the Florida Cracker cowboy as it travels through a myriad of environments, from cypress domes to palmetto pr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Crystal Springs, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: Natural surface trails lead through a lesser-visited section of Pinellas County’s premier bayside preserve, Weedon Island. The hike curves around mangrove-encircled Boy Scout Lake, then traverses upla ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Saint Petersburg, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This hiking loop travels through a 1,111-acre tract that protects the uppermost part of the Brooker Creek watershed, where ample wetlands combine with upland areas to form numerous habitats that merge ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Odessa, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This site combines several well-marked and well-maintained trails at the 8,300-acre Brooker Creek Preserve, in which lie Pinellas County’s wildest lands. Leave the fascinating and fancy education cent ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Odessa, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: This hike explores a remote section of Hillsborough River State Park. After leaving the busy day-use area, the hike crosses to the north side of the Hillsborough River and then heads downstream throug ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Odessa, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: This hike travels through the heart of a Gulf barrier island accessible only by boat. Caladesi Island is the setting for this trek, which travels through coastal strand woodlands before turning into a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Dunedin, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Lake Rogers County Park, near Citrus Park, is the setting for a loop hike that circles an alluring lake. The natural-surface trail is foot friendly and makes for a great daily exercise venue if you li ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Odessa, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This literal walk in the park follows an asphalt path along the shore of big Lake Seminole. Known simply as the Exercise Trail, it offers a natural setting of Florida forest that enables a getaway in ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Seminole, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This busy Tampa park is set on the banks of the Hillsborough River and adjacent wetlands. Its hallmark is 3,500 feet of boardwalk that explores interesting riverside wetlands, including Lettuce Lake, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Lutz, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This riverine ramble travels an elongated loop where you can enjoy multiple vistas of the Little Manatee River and the adjoining waterside woodland. The loop then returns through a sand pine scrub for ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Wimauma, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Three trails combine to form a great hike and a way to figuratively immerse yourself in the Hillsborough River ecosystem, located at Morris Bridge in the heart of Wilderness Park. The first travels al ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Thonotosassa, FL - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Arguably one of the most scenic recreational areas in the greater Tampa Bay area, Upper Tampa Bay Park is the venue for this nature trail triple-header, where you can enjoy some maritime magic that fe ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Oldsmar, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This hike travels a Gulf Coast barrier island known for its birding and beaches. The Osprey Trail leads through the undeveloped north heart of the isle, passing under mature slash pines before curving ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Dunedin, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This hike takes place at one of central Florida’s most scenic and historic public preserves, Hillsborough River State Park. Walk past a section of rocky class II rapids, then enjoy more all-around for ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Crystal Springs, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This hike travels over a mile of boardwalk and more, winding above fascinating freshwater wetlands where huge ferns rise amid widespread maples and substantial sawgrass. Numerous shelters provide rest ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Pinellas Park, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: Enjoy an “urban wilderness” hike in what was once a country retreat of the Cury family. The 160-acre tract, centered by Lake Flynn, lies in the community of Lutz. A series of foot trails and double-tr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Lutz, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: This hike travels through Pinellas County’s premier bayside preserve. Explore mangrove marsh and island communities, traveling foot trails and extensive boardwalks on historic Weedon Island, where a c ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Tampa Bay"
Saint Petersburg, FL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
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