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#5 of 179 state parks in Florida

Best trails in Little Manatee River State Park

336 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Little Manatee River State Park, Florida? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest 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 3 easy trails in Little Manatee River State Park ranging from 2.9 to 6.6 miles and from 9 to 32 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Little Manatee River State Park is located 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Sun City, off U.S. Route 301 on Lightfoot Road and along the Little Manatee River. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding, as well as camping, walking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Fees $5 per vehicle

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Map of trails in Little Manatee 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) 671-5005
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Top trails (5)
#1 - Little Manatee River Short Loop
Little Manatee River State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Parking Fee: $5 There is one primitive camp site available. It's a nice open space with picnic table, fire ring, and benches. Plenty of area to explore around site gives you that secluded feeling. ThShow more
#2 - Little Manatee River State Park Loop
Little Manatee River State Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
There is one primitive camp site available. It's a nice open space with picnic table, fire ring, and benches. Plenty of area to explore around site gives you that secluded feeling. No water available.Show more
#3 - Oxbow Nature Trail
Little Manatee River State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m
A easy stroll throught sand pine scrub, hammock and a couple short side trails to Little Manatee River. Just a short hike to trailhead from River Steps parking lot.Show more
#4 - Little Manatee River Green and Red Trails Loop
Little Manatee River State Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Little Manatee River Green and Red Trails Loop is a 5.7 mile loop trail located near Wimauma, Florida that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#5 - Blue and Yellow Trail Loop
Little Manatee River State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Blue and Yellow Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wimauma, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs Show more