Black Rail Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Port Richey, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles
6 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers


Trail goes through lightly wooded areas and into the marshes of the Gulf of Mexico. Lots of muddy wet areas and bugs. Water proof shoes or boots and bug spray are highly suggested.

6 months ago

Meh it's kinda scary. It dead ends on 52 west of 19. There is no actual parking lot you are supposed to park outside the gate where 52 ends. There really isn't people there most of the time and there's a lot of homeless in the area. On the "trail", which, due to over growth is hard to navigate, there was empty beer cans. I only did about a half mile before I felt completely freaked out and needed to leave. They need to do some work here and it could actually be a place people would visit.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

This section of the Werner Boyce Salt Springs Park was ravaged by fire a few years back. There were many fire breaks cut and the trails left in rough shape. There is plenty of growth and wildlife now but, during high tide and after a good bit of rain, the trails are almost impossible to travel. The Park Ranger at the southern springs entrance, off US19 near Stone Road, assured my wife and I that it was slated for repair and a face lift "soon". It was also acknowledged by the Park Ranger that this section would be connected to the entrance off Scenic Drive near Cinema Drive. I look forward to this parks further development.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017