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Jennifer Stephens reviewed Bobcat Crossing Loop
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Hiking

Alligators on trail... trail under water

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Vanity Duran reviewed Lake Myakka Trail
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HikingBridge outMuddyOff trail

This trail is gorgeous. There's a whole watch tower with a bridge connecting to another, beautiful to take pictures at. It's a huge park that includes tram and boat tours. $6 entrance fee!

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HikingFloodedOver grown
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jeff skipper reviewed William S Boylston Nature Trail
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Hiking

Much of the trail is underwater. Also the top half of the tower is closed off so that was disappointing.

Nathalie Higgins reviewed Lake Myakka Trail
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Hiking

Went hiking with 8 BoyScouts working on their Hiking Merit Badge and another adult leader. It was a beautiful trail. We hikes 11.74 miles according to our tracker. It rained for the last 2 hours of the hike. We had water at ankle level at some point, but it wasn’t anything too terrible. The kids were all smiling the entire time. We saw a lot of wild life, including a falcon! Thinking of going again but we’ll add camping. The campground looked very nice and well kept.

Kaylee Richard reviewed Myakka River from Park Drive
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful. Well worth it.

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HikingOff trailOver grown
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Candie Herte reviewed William S Boylston Nature Trail
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HikingFee

Nice trail, nice canopy

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Hiking

Very neat trail that travels through some diverse parts of the Park. There is a long exposed section between Mossy Oak and Bee Island campground so make sure you bring extra water and sun protection.

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Reid Buchanan reviewed Deep Hole Trail
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anne conklin reviewed Lake Myakka Trail
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I live in Bradenton and often go here to have some time in the woods. Today my husband (a local native!), our 2 dogs and I went for " a little walk." started at the power line train heading east. Huge gators sunning themselves in the river beds and creeks along the trail. We continued past the usual.turn and found a little path to Bee Island. Only hike about 1/2 way in. it was cool, shady and teeming with birds. We walked right up on a good sized white tailed doe. She wasn't alarmed by us or our dogs (who were leashed of course). Back on the main trail, stopped to chat with couple of women on their horses. They suggested a little horse trail close to the entrance of power line start. so we took it. beautiful, quiet, cool. mostly shaded. our short hike ended up > 5 miles. we followed the red marks to yellow . I love Myakka. next time I'll have my fit bit and know the actual milage. keep in mind, even in Florida winter, it can get very warm. take more water then you think you'll need

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Amazing trail with a lot of diverse scenery. I completed this in about 6 hours at a leisurely pace. I reccomend going on a cloudy day, as there isn't much cover. I didn't see one mosquito but I did encouter an area where I had to traverse ankle deep water for about 30 steps.

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Hiking

We didn’t see very much wildlife - walking around 12:30pm - but the landscape itself is incredibly different. Definitely worth seeing, and the treetop bridge/tower is pretty cool as well.

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Kirk Larrabee reviewed Deep Hole Trail
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Walking

What an awesome wildlife experience. The trail is mostly uneventful until you get close to the water, but Deep Hole is a sight to see. Gators and vultures were everywhere, about 60 or 70 of each on a cool, cloudy day. There was also an assortment of birds that included roseate spoonbills, herons and an anhinga. Be sure to pick a nice weather day to maximize your chances of seeing lots of gators, then pack a lunch, bring some chairs and enjoy the show.

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Kirk Larrabee reviewed Mossy Hammock and Bee Island Loop
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Walking
First to Review

Calm and easy hike through a variety of environments. Gives a good dose of what this park offers in terms of hiking without having to hike one of the much longer trails. Feral pigs were among the wildlife seen on this hike.

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Bill DiTullio reviewed William S Boylston Nature Trail
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Hiking

Nice walk from campsite on pave road (approx. 1 mile) to Nature Trail. The looped trail was wide and well shaded. Very light foot traffic. All in all, a nice easy hike for enjoying nature.

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Heather Sholar reviewed William S Boylston Nature Trail
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Hiking

Heavier traffic than what I’m used to but this trail is flat and has an incredible lookout tower with bridge. (Feb 2018)

Soleburner Williams reviewed Deep Hole Trail
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Hiking

short hike culminating with a gathering of gators. sunscreen is a must. Strange thing, not one mosquito. get to the Ranger station early because permits run out fast.

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HikingBridge outMuddy

We enjoyed the path today. But if you are sensitive to time, be aware that the number of miles noted on the map are not accurate. The miles noted on the signs are correct. For example, we cut some off the trail and it still ended up taking us a mile longer than shown in the map.

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Mark H reviewed Lake Myakka Trail
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Hiking

Great trail with plenty of scenery and wildlife. Trailhead was a little confusing to find at first but we quickly realized it starts out on the road. Things got a little exciting when we came upon an alligator. Noticed a lot of hog damage on the trail. Plenty of shade made for a nice hike.

Frank Henson reviewed Lake Myakka Trail
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Hiking

First hike in Florida, way wilder environment than expected. After the first 1/4 mile, three wild pigs went crashing across the trail in front of me. You can be sure I was paying attention after that. Seemed like everywhere I went, I was surprising animals — crashes and splashes in the brush all around. The trail hadn’t been hiked in a while; it was all torn up in places by the pigs, rooting. This trail had everything — amazing live oaks, lakes, swamps, open flood plains, and dense forest, often only three feet wide. Three washed out trail sections to avoid, but even so, up to your laces in water. Will do again, for sure.

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jose s. reviewed Bobcat Crossing Loop
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Hiking
First to Review

beautiful trails + nice overall scenery, but beware poisonous snakes and bob cats

Morgan McCoy reviewed Lake Myakka Trail
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