I had an awesome time hiking the Alafia River Corridor yesterday! Some solid Florida hiking in my opinion. The entrance is true to the location shown on Google Maps. It is just north of Alderman's Ford Park on the right when heading north. It appears to be the entrance for baseball fields, but the woods to the north reveal a Hillsborough County park sign. It indicated the land was dog friendly as well, which was great for hiking with furry friends.

The hike began somewhat constrained on a narrow trail through the woods then crossing the Alafia River. After about 30 minutes, the trail opened to a field with options to explore numerous paths. There was plenty of space to get lost for a while. Signage was ok, but the trail was true to the SWFWM map for the area.

I saw a toooon of wildlife, including a black snake, rabbit, two armadillos, four turtles, a deer, and four boar. Pretty amazing, though admittedly startling.

Overall, the hike was a solid one! The bugs were manageable; there was plenty of tree cover depending on one's route; tons of open space for a long walk; and well-maintained trails. Just bring plenty of water! There were limited options for filtering.

trail running
1 month ago

Great hike, lots of shade, very quiet, bugs were not bad at all, saw some gopher tortoises. Hiked about 2.5miles in, then turned around and came back. Only reason I give 4 instead of 5 stars is the markings aren't great where there are splits in the trail, so following on a map or GPS helps rather than relying on markings or signs.

hiking
4 months ago

Did 6.21 miles awesome hike! not wet at all.I came in from parking lot trail 2, took trail 4 and looped around and pack to parking lot. spending roughly 2.25 hours. came across 2 large deer.

My husband and I have been here several times. Sometimes we walk, sometimes we ride our bikes. Bikes are only allowed on the paved trail. For hikers there are several off-road trails branching off the main path which provides different experiences and difficulty levels. One of our favorite places.

Easy circular walk on tarmac path. Some great boardwalk areas. Very enjoyable!

8 months ago

We love this trail!! It's beautiful, well kept and clean. There plenty of restroom stops and places to picnic. Also a place for kids to play :-)
Two $$ to park

wonderful trail. bit muddy at the beginning

Good walk for kids I bring my 4 year old we always have fun

Not really for adventure seekers. Paved or Boardwalk trail. Nice if you are a novice or older.

Great paved trail with bathroom stops!