road biking
2 months ago

Great ride, beautiful trail, love the 15 miles on the north end, very scenic!
Will be back soon! Nice rest stops and potties along the way!

Good trail. one of my favorite!

Tons of geocaches!!!!

Lots of swamps surround you.

hiking
4 months ago

This review is more for the Upper Hillsborough Preserve Upper Hillsborough Tract with entrances near both the Zephyrhills Airport and also one on the other end of SR 54.

While this isn't exactly the AT, this is a hiking trail without bikers. End to end the length is about 8 miles.
Coming from the south, I typically stop about two miles short of the north entrance.

I do this for two reasons: 1. There is a very difficult elevated train track to scale to continue the hike. There are very large and for a big guy like me, hazardous rocks that make it very precarious to scale.

The second reason I usually don't complete the hike is that the northern end has a heavy boar population, and they have rooted up the trail.

A couple of other considerations:

1. Folks sky dive and fly light airplanes over head from the ZH Airport across the street. You can hear the folks soar above (even without an engine sound).
2. They allow hunting on this property, and it is a very popular hunting spot. Which is understandable considering the boar population. The down side is the hunting season is in the cooler time of the year. Just when I have put up with the high heat of the summer and expect to enjoy the cooler temperatures, the area is a veritable shooting gallery.

Perfect flat biking trail and shaded out of the direct sun! Very long so can go either way for a good while!

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice
Variety of terrain but very little in the way of wildlife

Nice flat trail from Polk City. Lots of wildlife and cattle along trail. Quiet with not allot of traffic in August,,,HOT.
Doesn't seem to have allot of bugs, keep moving. Bring water, not many facilities.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

The blue trail was nice and short after the white trail of 11 miles yesterday. check out the scenic lookout.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

so peaceful

on Green Swamp Trails

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

I've been hiking here for the last 3 years and I never get tire of it. It is so massive you could literally spend weeks exploring it. A variety of wild and plant life and space. I rarely see another person. I love it!!!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Seminole Cross Trail - Heading east on 471 its less than a mile past Colt State Park on the left. One of the best trails as far as a variety of plants and wildlife. The trail path is very clearly marked and easy to navigate through. my recent visit included a sighting of two otters, an owl, one alligator, and a chupacabra.

road biking
Thursday, May 15, 2014

This is long paved trail with fairly high traffic for being so rural, since there aren't many similar ones in a large area. Nevertheless, I see wildlife very often, including groups of deer at dusk, and lots of tortoises and snakes when it's hot. The trail passes by cattle and horse fields, swamp, and some residential areas. There are stops with restrooms (locked at certain times) and catwalks at multiple places. It also crosses roadways, so watch closely for traffic.

road biking
Thursday, December 19, 2013

This is a very well kept straight path. I ride here weekly to wind down and enjoy the scenery.

hiking
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

OK - so walking in Florida in early August at mid day was not the smartest thing to do; nevertheless, the four mile walk on this trail was relaxing and incredibly scenic. Excellent road condition, clean bathroom, friendly park service employees - I will be back when the weather cools down, perhaps bringing my bike to alternate activities.

hiking
Monday, May 06, 2013

It was my least favorite Florida hike yet. It is not really a trail as much as a service road, and you are in direct sunlight for 95% of the hike. Now that the enjoyable part is done, there are a lot of Flies called Yellow Flies, but the real ones live here. Don't bother with bug spray (useless), bring a full bee suite or you will know what it feels like to loose your mind. We planned a two day camp but as soon as we woke, started to plan our escape...

hiking
Sunday, December 30, 2012

great area with lots of trails and very few other hikers. terrain is varied and wildlife is plentiful in areas.

walking
Thursday, April 26, 2012

The portion of the trail I hiked was long, straight and paved. Because of time limitations I only walked about four miles out, then back.

road biking
Monday, March 05, 2012

One of my favorite trails. About 58 miles round trip of just straight biking. Lots of wild life scenery.

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2011

You can also access trail at Mabel Trailhead

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walking
Thursday, June 22, 2017

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