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Desoto National Memorial Park Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Desoto National Memorial Park Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bradenton, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

1.0 miles
13 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

paddle sports

trail running


bird watching




wild flowers


1 month ago

love this trail, like how the terrain changing from area to area.

Dog friendly trail and handicap accessible. Wear proper shoes, most of the walk is over little sea shells.

2 months ago

A trail with parts boardwalk, white sand, and dirt path make up this loop on the De Soto National Monument. A pleasant walk along the beach followed by a walk through dense mangroves (complete with cutouts of De Soto's army) made this loop consistantly interesting.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail. Short walk but very scenic.

9 months ago

Flat dog walking trail. I can't see why this would be rated moderate. some of it is in a parking lot. It's Florida so it can be hot and buggy. It's only 1 mile with an option to cut it in half to a half mile.

11 months ago

Great hike with the family. Easy. Along the water with great views. We saw several dolphins playing just off the shore. Will be doing again.

11 months ago

Nice view of the water.. well maintained... great place to walk dogs.. good shaded areas and plenty of places to rest. Loved it

Monday, May 21, 2018

great park lots of history. most the trail goes along the water with great views and partly covered great place to walk and relax lots of places to sit and take in the views lots of birds and fush. was a great the kids loved it.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

easy hike, just way too many bugs

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Nice breeze during the summer, lots of shade and pretty river views, great to stop and wade in the river when it gets too hot. Very dog friendly.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Desoto is a great hiking spot, which also has a guided history lesson. The hiking path is both shell and boardwalk and is mostly shaded with mangroves and other trees. It usually is not too crowded unless they have a special event going on. Desoto is dog-friendly and also has places to swim and fish.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Easy trail, so easy, as I had forgot my hiking shoes. Wore my croc's!!!! You will be on the beach in parts of the trail, kicked croc's off and got sand between the toes. Close to visitor center use your phone to hear interactive info per display. DOG friendly

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Beautiful place to walk your dog, lots of wonderful things to see and learn about this historical place. Beaches are pretty with clean rest areas. Picnic tables and park benches to take a break as well. Totally recommended for anyone wanting to see some of Floridas history & beauty.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nice easy, scenic trail. Highly recommend! :-)

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Great nature walk. Nice welcome center with history museum and gift shop.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Was fun.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice. Easy.

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