Best trails in Golden Aster Scrub Preserve

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Explore the most popular trails in Golden Aster Scrub Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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This 1,181-acre nature preserve includes a ridge of endemic and imperiled scrub habitats surrounded by pine flatwoods and pockets of wet prairie, hardwood swamp, and freshwater marsh. Rare species found here include the Florida goldenaster and Florida Scrub Jay. The marked hiking trail is a 3-mile loop, much of it sandy and sunny. Golden Aster Scrub Nature Preserve was purchased by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) in 1995.
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#1 - Golden Aster Preserve Loop
Golden Aster Scrub Preserve
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Golden Aster Preserve Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gibsonton, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#2 - Golden Aster Scrub Preserve Nature Trail
Golden Aster Scrub Preserve
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
This 1,181-acre nature preserve includes a ridge of endemic and imperiled scrub habitats surrounded by pine flatwoods and pockets of wet prairie, hardwood swamp, and freshwater marsh. Rare species fouShow more