Little Manatee River State Park Trail

Little Manatee River State Park, Florida

Distance5.8mi
Elevation Gain313ft
Trailhead Elevation11ft
Top36ft
Elevation Min/Max-2/36ft
Elevation Start/End11/13ft

Little Manatee River State Park Trail

Little Manatee River State Park Trail is a hiking trail in Hillsborough County, Florida. It is within Little Manatee River State Park. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 11 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 313 feet. The 11, 2, 3, 9, 8, 10, 12, 6, 7, and 5 information guideposts can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Little Manatee River State Park Trail - Cross Trail, Approach Trail and Camp Site Trail.

Little Manatee River State Park Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This easy walk makes a nice, short stop for those traveling on Florida’s west coast. The Little Manatee River divides the 2,416-acre park into two sections.

The southern part with its developed campground, horse trail, and canoe launch is what most people see. That’s because the northern half is open only to controlled foot traffic. Hikers must stop at the ranger station (open at 8 A.M.) to get the lock combination to enter the parking area at the trailhead. Special Attractions: Walking in a scenic area open only to hikers."

"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 forest. Backpackers, take note: A designated campsite is available."

"This easy walk makes a nice, short stop for those traveling on Florida’s west coast. The Little Manatee River divides the 2,400-acre park into two sections. The southern part, with its developed campground, horse trail, and canoe launch, is what most people see. That’s because the northern half is open only to controlled foot traffic.

Hikers must stop at the ranger station (open at 8:00 a.m.) to get the lock combination to enter the parking area at the trailhead. This leg of the Florida National Scenic Trail is considered the finest hiking for miles around. But during the summer rains, it can be extremely wet, so check ahead."

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Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
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Sep 2018