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#46 of 178 state parks in Florida

Best trails in Colt Creek State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Colt Creek 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.
Description

Colt Creek State Park is located in Central Florida, 16 miles (26 km) north of Lakeland off of State Road 471. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as fishing, picnicking, hiking or horse riding.

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Map of trails in Colt Creek State Park
Park information
Acreage:
5,067 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(863) 815-6761
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Colt Creek State Park Loop
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
#2 - Colt Creek State Park Yellow Trail
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
This is the "Yellow Trail" at Colt Creek State Park. You can either start from one of the two Flatwoods Trail Heads in the middle of the park or drive on the park road a little further south and park. If you start from the middle of the park though it will take you either 3 or about 3.25 miles just to reach the start of the Yellow Trail. The actual Yellow Trail is really about a 5-mile loop, even though the trail map says its 7 miles. The is by far the least traveled part of Colt Creek State Park. It's also typically where the most wildlife can be seen. It's very well marked, and there are a couple of spots where you can shorten it if you need to. Show more
#3 - Green Swamp East Trail
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
This section of the Florida Trail parallels the Withlachoochee River in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve from FL 471 to the Withlachoochee River crossing. The trail follows a grassy two-track forest access road for most of this section, except for a short section near the east end near the bridge. Hunting is allowed in the preserve so be sure to consult the preserve's web site for dates. Wear 500 square inches of orange during hunts.Show more