My dog and I had a great hike today in Starkey Wilderness Park. Walked a little over 7 miles and enjoyed every mile.

Great trail for family hike!

hiking
6 months ago

My wife and I had an awesome hike on the Serenova Tract this week. We began by making our way to the fishing lake noted on the map, and continued south to some lovely river crossings in beautiful woods. It was a fabulous place to stop and eat some snacks away from the heat. Really my favorite part of the trip. From there, progressed west on some water logged but exposed trails. Then headed north then east along a route by the power lines then back to the lake. The trip was enjoyable and about 10 miles. That was slightly longer than anticipated, but all around a nice journey.

Items to note: Definitely a fair amount of exposure on a number of the trails, route can be sandy or rocky at times, river crossings exist but are a blast to cool off some and filter some water, and my main complaint is the lack of signage and overgrown trails on the far west side near the power line route that heads north-south. Otherwise, well marked per the map at the entrance. Also, really nice camping spots near the entrance!

mountain biking
6 months ago

They added some new trails, to include Twisted Pine and Deliverance, on the south side of the paved trail. These are very nice trails, flow, and are usually high and dry. As opposed to the northern trails, which don't flow as well and are frequently muddy.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great trail my first time here but got terribly lost. real dense woods. Lots of holes and roots on trail.

road biking
7 months ago

Peaceful and great views for picture taking!

horseback riding
7 months ago

as another rider stated the rocks can be a issue for horses with tender feet but if you stay on the very edge of the trail you can avoid most of the rocks but once you get past them its a great ride you can walk or run like the wind one day my friend and I rode for over 8 hours we made it all the way to S.R. 54 and back

horseback riding
7 months ago

we have been riding on these trails for several years Great Place to go but of course you need your own horses it is beautiful

hiking
8 months ago

My first hike in Florida, nice easy trail, well we call them dual tracks or roads in Colorado. It's well marked and the app worked great when I took a wrong turn. A little burn at the beginning but quickly got out of that. Avoid hiking the power line road it's just boring and hot. Thanks

hiking
9 months ago

Always enjoy the trail. Plenty to see and very isolated. The lakes are perfect for fishing and the campgrounds have fire rings and a bathroom!

All I want to do is the actual 10 mile, Starkey Loop that's on all the maps. So far, both times, the trails have been either gone, poorly marked, or not marked at all. Beautiful hike though.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Went two days in a row with my 10yr old son. This is the first we've tried hiking and we're hooked! Thank you Starkey Park. You're now on our belt notch as completed mark trails. We'll definitely come back to explore a little off trail sooner then later.

horseback riding
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Very nice ride on the horses. The park is well maintained but they have added a lot of compacted rock to the main trails. Can be an issue for horses with sensitive feet.

fishing
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

good hike, no fish. maybe next time

Friday, June 03, 2016

horse flies are pretty bad so wear bug repellent. well maintained trails and clearly marked. little overgrown right now.

on Serenova Tract

Saturday, April 09, 2016

very nice primitive camping

hiking
Thursday, January 28, 2016

This is an excellent hike. I live nearby and I hike it all the time with my dog. The map however is no longer accurate. If you are on the northern section, returning from east to west, the dashed line in the middle (currently shows the number 5 in red below the track) is the actual trail. The sharp right turn shown may have been a trail at one time but it is no longer there. I tried to trace it but it petered out within 100 meters. This means that the easternmost section of the trail actually a lollipop, bringing you back to have to walk at least a short section that you have already been on. If you are at the junction that is the western end of dashed line connecting trail (which "should" be a solid red line) there is another junction about 215 meters to the west that is clearly marked as on the "3 Mile Loop". Go north on this and it will take you back to the northern section of the trail. The good news is that, when you come to where the false turn is, the trail is clearly marked. Just follow the orange blazes and the sign that says "Hiking Trail". I hope this hasn't confused anyone.

hiking
Monday, November 09, 2015

Good quality trails. Well maintained. The people that I met along the way were awesome.

hiking
Saturday, May 31, 2014

I live in area, so use this trail a lot. Most hiking I do is out West and my 4 star rating is very relative to the area. This is a really nice paved trail for cyclists, walkers, joggers, rollerbladers, etc. This park goes through the sandy palmetto woods in this part of Florida. I saw probably 20 gophers today and have seen snakes a few times on the trail. It's a great trail for cyclists but okay for hiking, just extremely hot from May to November.

hiking
Saturday, January 11, 2014

beautiful

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