Cypress Creek Preserve Lizards Tail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Cypress Creek Preserve Lizards Tail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tampa, 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

off trail

A beautiful area with swamps and cypress tress as well of forest. Great trails for hiking and lots of wildlife.

hiking
3 days ago

We took our kids here last week for a nature walk and were pleased to find a good combination of wilderness and easy walking trails! The trailhead is a good walk away from the parking area. Walk down the road to the sidewalk and then go a ways down the sidewalk. You will be able to see a boardwalk through the brush before you can see the trail entrance. There is a map on the bulletin board and I would suggest snapping a photo of it before you go! We missed the blue blaze in the beginning and ended up going on the wrong trail, but all in all it was a fun hike!

hiking
4 days ago

Nice place lots of other trails to hike too

12 days ago

spent 20 minutes trying to find a trail head before we gave up.

2 months ago

Both loops and the spur are open now, with minimal water on the ground for all the rain we just had.

walking
2 months ago

Only the preserve loop is open right now as of April 2018. So that is the loop on the right. It is marked on the map in the parking lot. Also the trail head is kind of hidden but it is also marked on the map. Did the whole loop today, it was about 2 miles starting from the parking lot and back. The trail is marked well. Didn’t run into any wildlife either. It was actually pretty peaceful. Nice little walk.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice area but trails could be a little better marked. Saw an armadillo. Fun!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail. Plenty of birds and wildlife. The blue loop is well marked but be careful on the yellow loop. You can easily go off trail like I did. The maps to the trail are kept in the black box on the trail information board in the parking. The yellow loop extends into other sections that are not marked on the map.

5 months ago

I would like to try this trail again, but with a good GPS. The trail is not marked well at all. As a matter of fact, I never did find the trailhead entrance. Then after I found the trail, there were 3 different unmarked path choices at one point, and discovered later that’s were I went off trail. It took me about an hour to backtrack. I would have enjoyed it so much more if it was clearly marked. The scenery is very pretty and it isn’t crowded at all, actually very isolated.

hiking
5 months ago

Hard to find the trailhead from the parking lot, but once there the Hardwood Forest Loop and Cypress Spur were our favorites. Noah was a tree-climbing, vine-swinging fool out there.

walking
6 months ago

Hidden gem in Pasco County

hiking
4 months ago