#23 of 179 state parks in Florida

Best trails in Alafia River State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Alafia River State Park, Florida? AllTrails has 8 great mountain biking trails, wild flowers trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Alafia River State Park ranging from 1.4 to 7.1 miles and from 95 to 137 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Some of the most challenging off-road bicycling trails in Florida can be found at Alafia River State Park. Located on what was once a phosphate mining site, the unique topography of the reclaimed land offers some of Florida's most radical elevation changes. Alafia State Park is home to 17 miles of bike trails, ranging from beginner to advanced. Alafia also offers equestrians and hikers the opportunity to explore mixed hardwood forests, pine flatwoods and rolling hills with 20 miles of hiking and horse trails. The abundance of wildlife found along Alafia's trails will delight any bird-watcher or nature enthusiast. The south prong of the Alafia River and lakes scattered throughout the park provide ample opportunities for canoeing and fishing. The 6,260 acre park also offers picnic pavilions, a playground, horseshoe pit and volleyball court. For overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campground for both primitive and RV camping, as well as equestrian friendly campsites.
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Map of trails in Alafia River State Park
Park information
Acreage
6260 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 am
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 am
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 am
Mailing address
Alafia River State Park
14326 South County Road 39
Lithia, FL 33547
Contact
813-672-5320
Top trails (8)
#1 - Sand Pine and Rock Garden Loop [CLOSED]
Alafia River State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi
This area is heavily used by mountain bikers.Show more
#2 - Alafia State Park Big Loop Trail [CLOSED]
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Length: 6.4 mi
This area is heavily used by mountain bikers.Show more
#3 - North Creek to River Loop to Bridges Bike Route [CLOSED]
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Length: 2.3 mi
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#4 - Rollercoaster to Moonscape and Gravitron Loop [CLOSED]
Alafia River State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#5 - Alafia Horseback Loop [CLOSED]
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#6 - Old Agrico Trail
Alafia River State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
Effective Friday, May 8, 2020 due to COVID-19, Alafia River State Park is open for day use activities. Picnicking and limited trails are available. Bike rentals are not available. Restroom availabilitShow more
#7 - Sand Pine and Bridges Loop [CLOSED]
Alafia River State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 35 m
This area is heavily used by mountain bikers.Show more
#8 - Bridges Loop [CLOSED]
Alafia River State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi
Although open to hikers and trail runners, this area is heavily used by mountain bikers.Show more