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Best trails in Hillsborough River State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Hillsborough River State Park, Florida? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Hillsborough River State Park ranging from 2.3 to 8.9 km and from 11 to 15 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Hillsborough River State Park is located in the northeast corner of Hillsborough County, Florida. The river provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking; a canoe/kayak launch is available at parking lot #4. Canoes and bikes can be rented. Hikers can walk over seven miles of nature trials: Rapids Trail, Baynard Trail, a sub-section of the Florida Trail and the Wetlands Restoration Trail. Visitors can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the park's ADA accessible swimming pool. Note: Wetlands Restoration accommodates both bicyclists and hikers only. Fees $6 per vehicle

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Map of trails in Hillsborough River State Park
Park information
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
(813) 987-6771
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Banyard Trail and Seminole Trail
Hillsborough River State Park
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Length: 8.9 km • Est. 2 h 16 m
Note: There is an entrance fee of $6.Show more
#2 - River Rapids Nature Trail
Hillsborough River State Park
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 34 m
River Rapids Nature Trail is a 2.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thonotosassa, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#3 - Seminole Trail Loop
Hillsborough River State Park
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Length: 6.3 km • Est. 1 h 37 m
Seminole Trail Loop is a 6.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thonotosassa, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking aShow more
#4 - HIllsborough River via Baynard Trail
Hillsborough River State Park
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Length: 3.5 km • Est. 54 m
HIllsborough River via Baynard Trail is a 3.5 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Thonotosassa, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
#5 - Dead River Trail
Hillsborough River State Park
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Length: 4.5 km • Est. 1 h 8 m
Dead River Trail is a 4.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thonotosassa, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actShow more