Looking for a great trail in J B Starkey Wilderness Park, Florida? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking 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 4 easy trails in J B Starkey Wilderness Park ranging from 1.3 to 9.7 miles and from 29 to 49 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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forest

markings are fairly good, but it's possible to hike past the Primitive Campsite #1 and #2. There are some loops that can alternatively get you to your various destinations, but tricky

hiking
bugs
no shade
21 days ago

Great trail; a little long at some points because you can see where you’re going and it’s so far away. No water along the way so plan accordingly. Bring water. You walk in sand a lot so it adds to it a little bit more. Take a picture at the kiosk of the trail map before hand it helps, no maps out there if your phone dies. Primitive camping sites are a hike so pack light. There’s not much to them, primitive camping. Also horse flys. Fight thru them; they are the worst at the sand part. Look for the MS on the hiking marker TH 23.

There is parking in the deep part of the park for biking that is a bit confusing if you didn’t use directions directly from this app. Overall great trail very serene and calming once you are on trail. Water is on trails and overall great for beginners or serious riders

we've been hiking this trail for ten years. Always a good hike.

horseback riding
bugs
1 month ago

Bugs weren’t bad at all yesterday but the day before were pretty bad. They are widening the trail in several locations. All flat , some water crossings, more when rainy season comes.

Not much shade and not much scenery change along the way. Top half of the trail does not match map on this app. Markings need improvement, uses orange blazes. Lots of side trails to shorten route and nice bike path along the way. remains of old Florida homestead on site.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Nice open trail. Mostly sunny. This 9.7 mile trail is a loop but broken up into smaller loops. Lovely little lake trail near the beginning. Don’t miss that. Heard but didn’t see an alligator there. Very sandy most of the way. Had to stop and take sand out of my sneakers. Next time hiking boots. You can park at the corral and be at the head of the trail. There is an old homestead site that is well marked here. Interesting find. I did the 1.9 mile loop today. Just as I was getting in the car I heard wild turkeys!

Nice walk, interesting homestead remains. birds,turtles,etc

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

First trail I've hiked at Starkey Park. Nothing particularly special. Lots of stretches of mud and ankle deep water to trudge through. Highlight was the litte boardwalk but overall not one that I would go back to.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

One of my favorite rides. Paved with beautiful scenery. At the end you can continue onto the Sun Coast trail. Park attendants are pretty quick to clear debris after a storm.

Hiked to camp site 3. Well marked but map does not explain blazes

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

We've had a wet winter here, so this trail was the muddiest I've ever seen it. Enjoyable anyway.

hiking
4 months ago

Really easy loop-ish trail. Haha, the markers arent super helpful, but it's hard to get lost here. Nice views and very quiet despite being surrounding by homes and being in town. Great place to bring your dogs, ride horses, or just escape for a couple hours

Great hike. There were a few places where the trail was flooded but most of the trail was dry. Bring sunscreen, bug spray and wear waterproof hiking boots.

trail running
6 months ago

Trails are not named, numbered or marked and the entrance map isn't very helpful. Trails off the road are pock marked with ankle breaker holes from horse hooves. Other than seeing snakes, a coyote, and things scurrying away from the nearby brush, it was a pretty dull plod through the sand

Well marked. Plenty of rest areas. Dog friendly. Can be busy

Not well marked at all. Much of this area is overgrown, and what you think is the trail is not. It would be a great place to hike if it were taken care of.

Great local trail. Downloaded the GPS and had no problems following the 9.7 mile trail.

Wonderful place to find gopher tortoise walking about.

Great ride into nature but the path could be a touch smoother.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Deer and a bunch of turkey on this trail. Lots of additional loops to make it short or long. Pretty easy there is some soft sand to trek threw.

hiking
Monday, June 11, 2018

Nice easy trail with several different paths to choose from. Camping is available with a reservation.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

My favorite trail in Pasco County so far. Tons of trails you can take the paved bike trail, which is for PEDs and bikes, and is a straight a hot to Suncoast trail. Or you can take the nature trails depending on what makes you comfortable the hiking trail loops have a 1.9 loop and a 3mile loop and has plenty of signs. There's an equestrian trail, corrals, and a campground for those who have never been. also a small nature trail near a playground for the kids. pretty decent walk can be there for hours.

hiking
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saw turtle. Dog wanted to mark turtle. Saw hawk. Great hike.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

nice and flat. well kept. I have seen deer and wild turkey.

Monday, March 26, 2018

First time out. Once I found the main hiking trail, it was nice hike. Planning on coming back with my bike to explore more.

mountain biking
Friday, March 23, 2018

Great easy trails. Suggest you download trail maps from the SWAMP maps provided on the website. A lot of fun and very well maintained.

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