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Best trails in Myakka River State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Myakka River State Park, Florida? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, views 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 10 easy trails in Myakka River State Park ranging from 1.4 to 47.8 km and from 4 to 13 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Myakka River State Park is located nine miles (14 km) east of Interstate 75 in Sarasota County and a portion of southeastern Manatee County on the Atlantic coastal plain. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway. Visitors can also enjoy boating, freshwater fishing, canoeing, and kayaking at the parks river and two lakes. There are many trails that cross large expanses of rare Florida dry prairie for hikers to explore. Safari tram tours of the parks backcountry are offered from mid-December through May. If you are looking to stay overnight, there are full-facility campgrounds and primitive campsites available. Fees $6 per vehicle

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Map of trails in Myakka 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
(941) 361-6511
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Top trails (12)
#1 - Lake Myakka Trail
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 16.4 km • Est. 4 h 9 m
Myakka River State Park has multiple trails located in Sarasota, Florida The trails are good for all skill levels and their is something for everyone from walking to fishing, kayaking/canoeing, bikesShow more
#2 - William S Boylston Nature Trail
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 1.4 km • Est. 22 m
Note: As of June 2020, the top half of the tower is closed. This trail is prone to flooding and may close when water levels are high. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#3 - Mossy Hammock, Myakka Hiking Trail Loop
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 18.7 km • Est. 4 h 43 m
One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state´s most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square milesShow more
#4 - Myakka Hiking Trail Loop
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 47.8 km • Est. Multi-day
Myakka Hiking Trail Loop is a 47.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sarasota, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, mountain biShow more
#5 - Deep Hole Trail
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 7.1 km • Est. 1 h 47 m
Note: Visitors need to obtain a permit to access this trail, which leads to the gator-filled Deep Hole area of Myakka River State Park. Permits are limited to 30 per day and are distributed at the parShow more
#6 - Myakka All Weather Road Loop
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 10.0 km • Est. 2 h 31 m
Myakka All Weather Road Loop is a 10.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sarasota, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#7 - Honore Campsite to Bee Island Crosstrail Loop
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 23.0 km • Est. 5 h 47 m
Honore Campsite to Bee Island Crosstrail Loop is a 23.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sarasota, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels.Show more
#8 - Myakka River from Park Drive
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 1.4 km • Est. 22 m
Myakka River from Park Drive is a 1.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sarasota, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily uShow more
#9 - Mossy Hammock and Bee Island Loop
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 6.8 km • Est. 1 h 43 m
Mossy Hammock and Bee Island Loop is a 6.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sarasota, Florida that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily uShow more
#10 - Myakka Campground Trail
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 20.0 km • Est. 5 h 1 m
Myakka Campground Trail is a 20.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sarasota, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
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