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 our favorites so far on this page. We will add to this list as we make our way around this beautiful state, so keep checking back with us.
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North West/Big Bend
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 automobile allowing visitors to view wildlife in their natural habitat, from the comfort of an air conditioned vehicle.
6 nature trails for all skill levels with opportunities to view wild life. Smooth, flat trails.
A scenic 10 1/2 mile paved trail along beautiful Tampa Bay, popular with walkers, joggers and bike enthusiasts.
A 38.2 mile trail from St. Petersburgh to Tarpon Springs.
Miles of shaded forest trails, with learning kiosks detailing the life and struggles of the Seminole Indians. Lots of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
7.3 miles of easy to moderate walking/hiking trails along the Hillsborough River, into the wet lands and dense forest. Many opportunities to spot wildlife including alligators, turtles, otters and many species of native Florida birds
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
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.
Scenic walking trail along the Gulf of Mexico. Great for people and their four legged friends.
Leffis Key Coquina Bay Walk
Leffis key Coquina Bay Walk on the south end of Anna Maria Island, is a nature lovers dream, with winding sandy pathways and boardwalks along the bay that take you through an entangled mangrove covered coast. With bay view 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 it’s daily show right before your eyes. Sit at one of the bay overlooks and spot a manatee grazing on the abundant sea grass that the area provides, or look up into the trees for the osprey or eagles that call this area home.
Wilderness hiking along the Little Manatee River in Wimauma
365 acres of restored coastline and trails with magnificent views
Miles of easy walking boardwalks through thick Coastal Hammock as well as natural trails along coastal Tampa Bay. Lots of wildlife viewing.
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.
Beautiful boardwalk trail through mangrove tunnels. Light walking – shaded
39 plus miles of hiking trails through wetlands, prairies, hammocks and along the river.