Throughout our travels through Florida, we have found some really scenic, interesting, and just all-around great places to walk and hike. We are listing them all here on this page. We will add to this list as we make our way around this beautiful state, so keep checking back with us.
Click on a heading for our complete post on each location.
North West/Big Bend
Limestone trails along the beautiful Ichetucknee River with views of the springs. Swimming allowed in the springs and picnic facilities provided.
Scenic trails along the Suwannee River with views of The Blue Spring and numerous sinkholes. Wonderful opportunities for wildlife viewing.
50 miles of walking and biking trails throughout a 54,000-acre refuge. In addition, there are 40 miles of trails that can be driven by automobiles allowing visitors to view wildlife in their natural habitat, from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. ( The refuge is in both Levy and Dixie Counties)
Small state park with a short loop nature trail. Pleasant walking thru forest landscape. An additional short path takes walkers along the scenic Suwannee River. Swimming in the refreshingly cool waters of Troy Spring is allowed. Picnic facilities are provided.
Beautiful trail through a landscape of forest, sinkholes, and springs. Watch scuba divers disappear into the springs as they swim through the cave system beneath your feet—an interesting trail with kiosks that explain the importance of the cave system to the Florida aquifer.
6 nature trails for all skill levels with opportunities to view wild life. Smooth, flat trails.
Dames & Peace Caves– trail 22 in the Withlacoochee State Forest – Lecanto
Lithia – Plant City
A wonderful place for a scenic and more challenging hike, but the park is renowned for its mountain biking trails. 20 miles of equestrian trails at this park as well.
A scenic 10 1/2 mile paved trail along beautiful Tampa Bay, popular with walkers, joggers and bike enthusiasts.
7.3 miles of easy to moderate walking/hiking trails along the Hillsborough River, into the wetlands and dense forest. Many opportunities to spot wildlife including alligators, turtles, otters, and many species of native Florida birds
This park’s property lies in the natural floodplain of the Hillsborough River with a boardwalk trail, a paved walking/biking trail, and a natural dirt nature trail through a hardwood swamp forest.
Wilderness hiking along the Little Manatee River in Wimauma
Located six miles north of Brooksville in Hernando County. Wide easy walking trails. Beautiful and scenic.
58,000 acres of dense forest. Filled with miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Don’t forget a stop in the Historic General Store too!! Hernando County
Located in Spring Hill, this 11,000 acre preserve offers hikers a hike though diverse habitats.
Miles of shaded forest trails, with learning kiosks detailing the life and struggles of the Seminole Indians. Lots of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
Located in New Port Richey Florida, 2 miles of leisure walking and hiking with river views. The preserve also has A 1/2 mild ADA accessible boardwalk trail with spectacular river and wildlife views
Beautiful natural Florida setting along the Withlacoochee River. Miles of unpaved trails through a shady canopy, with also a 1/ 1/2 mile paved multi-purpose trail.
Leffis Key Coquina Bay Walk
Leffis key Coquina Bay Walk on the south end of Anna Maria Island, is a nature lover’s dream, with winding sandy pathways and boardwalks along the bay that take you through an entangled mangrove-covered coast. With Bayview overlooks you will have the opportunity to spot manatees, dolphins, birds, fiddler crabs, and more. Along the walkway, there are benches where one can just sit back relax and wait for wildlife to put on its daily show right before your eyes. Sit at one of the bay overlooks and spot a manatee grazing on the abundant seagrass that the area provides, or look up into the trees for the osprey or eagles that call this area home.
365 acres of restored coastline and trails with magnificent views
A 38.2 mile trail from St. Petersburgh to Tarpon Springs.
In Palm Harbor, Pinellas County. Easy walking trails along Lake Tarpon, a mangrove swamp, and through shaded wooded trails. Great park for nature viewing and picnicking.
Miles of easy walking boardwalks through thick Coastal Hammock as well as nature trails along coastal Tampa Bay. Lots of wildlife viewing. St. Petersburg
Beautiful boardwalk trail through mangrove tunnels. Light walking – shaded
39 plus miles of hiking trails through wetlands, prairies, hammocks and along the river.