Alderman's Ford Park Trail

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Alderman's Ford Park Trail is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Lithia, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
49 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

trail running
1 month ago

Great park to run in. Nice large paved trail.

1 month ago

This is a short little trail that is good for a quick day hike to keep yourself in shape if you don't have time to hike a regular trail. It's one mile trail.

2 months ago

This place was awesome!!! Loved the off beaten path.

7 months ago

Really nice trail, well maintained, and exactly what I'd expect from a short paved trail.

trail running
9 months ago

great park/trails for jogging! loved the absolute beaty of the nature views and wildlife. went this morning for the firat time and it was a great and peaceful experience. definilty recommend this park

Monday, January 23, 2017

My husband and I have been here several times. Sometimes we walk, sometimes we ride our bikes. Bikes are only allowed on the paved trail. For hikers there are several off-road trails branching off the main path which provides different experiences and difficulty levels. One of our favorite places.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Easy circular walk on tarmac path. Some great boardwalk areas. Very enjoyable!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We love this trail!! It's beautiful, well kept and clean. There plenty of restroom stops and places to picnic. Also a place for kids to play :-)
Two $$ to park

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Good walk for kids I bring my 4 year old we always have fun

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Not really for adventure seekers. Paved or Boardwalk trail. Nice if you are a novice or older.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great paved trail with bathroom stops!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Nice paved trail

Saturday, March 26, 2016

nice facility all around. paved walking/biking trail, more rugged offshoot trails, very nice exercise stations at intervals, picnic pavilions, canoe launch, and more. if you are looking for a good way to spend a few hours, check it out.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Good walking. All paved if you want that and some trails in the sand. Not many animals seen but a great wilderness while walking.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I've been to this park many times over the last ten years. This park is very well maintained, and the trail itself is beautiful. Lots to see, but also lots of people. I would recommend going early in the morning as in the afternoons parking becomes more difficult and the trails get more crowded and louder, driving away most wildlife. I normally walk, but many also bike.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Great natural primitive site but easy to reach. Ok not that primitive, it has a garbage can ,0picnic table and fire ring. We love it! Great accessible real camping,not car camping. LOVED it!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Love this park! Great shaded paved & boardwalk trail that loop & crosses over river. Quiet, great views, and only problem is the .3 loop is older wood. When it rains it gets dangerously slippery, lots of mold and probably needs to be replaced.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Well maintained park with both paved and dirt trails through forest and along the river. The park has plenty of visitors, but there's lots of space so it didn't feel crowded.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Easy trail. Great park. Took the kids and the dog for a walk in the cold days of January in Florida. Perfect fee hours of memories.

paddle sports
Sunday, January 06, 2013

Kayaked from here to Lithia Springs park (about 11 miles). Nice, relaxing ride. Gave it a 3 only due to the low water levels when we went (April/May). Otherwise, great time!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Great park for a laid back easy stroll. We liked to walk on the dirt trails better than the paved (about a mile). Wish there were more of those.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 16, 2012

Beautiful park with a fairly easy paved trail. It's a 1.8 mile loop with three bridges and a couple stops with bathrooms. The trail has a couple stops with pull up bars, sit up benches and things like that. Mostly under shade too. Good for a relaxing bike ride, but enough hills to keep it entertaining. Perfect for a Saturday after noon and have lunch at a picnic table.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Great little trail. Only 2 dollars for a parking fee at the park. Finished the trail walking fairly slow and taking pictures in about 1.5 hours. Great scenery and it's nice and shaded.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Great easy trail that is totally shaded, a must here in Florida Summer. I frequently take my newborn in the stroller. It also makes a great short run with the two steep bridges over the river.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The park is located on the Alifia river,a donation box is located at the entrnce. There are 2 entrances to the county park. The East side includes a playground, bathrooms,and picnic areas. The westside has the canoe launch,bathrooms and tables as well.
The park has a 1.5 mile paved hiking trail for hikers and bikers. Set under a shaded hammock the trail is pleasant year round even in the hieght of summer. The wildlife I have spotted visiting there includes Gators,racoons,opossums and various species of birds. I have also seen wild boar and deer tracks along the trail.
I launched my Kyak fron Alderman's Ford and followed the river down to Lithia springs park. The trip took about 5 hours. The county has spots along the way to stop, providing picnic tables. AT the beging of the run there are a couple of shallow very small rapids to cross. Not really worth mentioning but the clear water at this end of the Alifia and the Shaded canopy make it a very relaxing and pleasant excursion.

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