Emerson Point Park Loop Trail

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Emerson Point Park Loop Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palmetto, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

hiking
4 days ago

Great Trail. Nice Shade. Easy hike with the wife and kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with beautiful scenery. My kiddos especially enjoyed it.

hiking
1 month ago

FYI, there is no trail called Emerson Loop Trail. There are several named trails and if you combine them you can loop the park. Some are lacking in identification. But, as one local told me it is hard to get lost here, although I took a wrong turn and ended up walking an extra .5 mile. Typical FL trail; flat and sandy, or shell trails. Some boardwalks that will take you to the water where we witnessed manatees feeding near the mangroves.

1 month ago

nice little hike, kids like it

hiking
3 months ago

Always enjoyable

hiking
5 months ago

fun and short hike. really enjoy the views.

hiking
5 months ago

As a Gulf Coast Floridian, it is often difficult finding interesting hikes along Florida's beautiful west coast. Emerson Point is one of the exceptions. Views of the Skyway Bridge & mouth of Tampa Bay from the heavily venerated north shore are terrific. Lightly used even "in season", it feels like being lost in a jungle wilderness.

hiking
7 months ago

First FL hike did the north part of the loop with the lookout tower first day did the south loop with the Indian mound the second day. FLOWERS were a blooming!!!

North part of loop along bay, was more primitive than the south part. Parking wasn't a problem at Indian Mound, pickup a map at info board.

hiking
7 months ago

My girlfriend and I spent the afternoon walking the trial it was so beautiful. Seen some wild animals there to. The only down side was that there was not enough of trash cans. So people are throwing there trash on the ground. Maybe add a couple more trash cans!!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful

11 months ago

Totally didn't expect to see so much beauty on this amazing historical trail! Clean restrooms, nice welcome center, beautiful views of the water, educational points along the way about the history of this amazing place and great for dog walking. I highly recommend visiting if you get the chance.

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

A perfect spot away from city life

trail running
Friday, January 06, 2017

Shaded, flat, and sandy. A nice quiet loop in a really nice state park.

hiking
19 days ago

walking
2 months ago

hiking
Monday, March 28, 2016