Explore the most popular birding trails in Alafia River State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This is a mtn hiking trail for sure.

The first portion is a set of twists and turns on the flat and sandy trail. Then, as you enter the forest, it’s all up and down, as the name implies.

There’s a couple of trails branching off of rollercoaster that are more technical but basically steep climbs w little or no room for footing. Make it or fall!

I love the Snake Drop with its 3 levels landing options. Then it’s off to more twisty trails before you get back to the trailhead.

mountain biking
1 month ago

First half is relatively easy w some roots and a few 9-15 inch drops. Connects to Shelly’s loop, a single black diamond which I also recommend after you’ve gained experience.
Trail end meets the multipurpose but in about 100 ft gets back to being a trail. This second half is more technical w climbs, drops, and a series of technical drops that seems to be about 8 ft tall.

A nice challenge.

Obviously a copy/paste description error. Only accurate statement is that this trail is inside the Alafia River State Park. Excellent trail for advanced riders. MTB purpose built single track.

The trails do not match the map. Definitely got turned around more than once. Overall fun day but very confusing in terms of finding where you are on the map.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Easy loop with varied terrain, plenty of scenery.

How is this an easy, it’s the hardest double black diamond in the park

mountain biking
3 months ago

Love this bike trail!!! Campground was nice and clean.

Been riding out here for about three years now, whenever possible with a horseback trail riding group. Very good trails and the remnant of old spoil mounds and mined out areas has created some nice gently rolling hills which makes riding even more interesting. Of course this park has its share of exotic vegetation which needs to be removed if possible or at least kept in check. But overall a fine bunch of trails. Lots of open stretches so be prepared if riding in the summer. And always be alert for mountain bikers out here on separate but intersecting trails.

Beautiful hike but too many mountain bikes.

Not for hiking but cool hike. Just mountain biking

Definitely not a hiking trail better for mountain biking.

Pretty hike, but so confusing. The big loop trail does not exist. It’s a combination of several marked trails in the park, but doesn’t follow them accurately. Sometimes it goes off, reverses, loops. If you want to spend the day staring at your phone, wondering where you are, this is the place.

Nice trails but you share most of them with bikes. Some trails are only for bikes. Many small trails crossed each other. Never sure where you are on the map.
Would return if we get a chance

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Barely anyone on the big loop on Saturday. Amazing landscape that keeps changing. Say a ton of animals including deer and baby armadillos. Trail is well marked. A lot of it is in the sun... sunscreen and tons of water is a must!!

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Good trails, a lot of variety. We saw a gator too which was a big plus. Perfect for biking but we went by foot. Only area that would need improvement is the signs to show where the different trails start. Entrance is 5 dollars per car:)

Trails are very well marked and there are many different lengths to choose from. Best I've been to in the area so far!

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Excellent trail however the maps, signs, and blazes were a bit confusing.

Great

mountain biking
Friday, June 03, 2016

You can spend the weekend here exploring the trails. It is a nice park to hike or mountain bike. I like to bring my dog to this park.

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