Dead River Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Dead River Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Thonotosassa, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles
19 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running





17 days ago

We came here on a Saturday morning in February hoping to see some wildlife. The hike was nice but pretty boring after awhile. The path winds along the river giving you glimpses of the water and occasional kayakers. The scenery along the river was nice - dark water and jungle-like banks. We didn't see any wildlife but saw ample evidence of their presence - feral pigs had rooted through the whole area, churning up the sandy soil. We did hear that there is a 15 ft alligator named Moe in the area but we didn't see any signs unless the absence of wildlife attests to his predatory appetite!
We were not bothered by mosquitos. The road to the trailhead may make you think that you made a wrong turn!

paddle sports
1 month ago

nice river for a kayak trip....up to Hillsborough state park or down to lettuce lake park. Trail is nice also for a short hike

Friday, November 27, 2015

Nice trail. Lot of wildlife.

1 month ago

Friday, January 06, 2017

Friday, July 08, 2016