Gator Creek Reserve Trail

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Lakeland, Florida

Gator Creek Reserve Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lakeland, 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.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 19 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Gator Creek Reserve has about five miles of well established trails (one which is paved) that take visitors through shaded pine, cypress and oak forest. Wildlife that may be observed include: deer, turkey, fox squirrels, and gopher tortoises.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail and great weather!

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7 months ago

Great place to take a nice walk or trail run. Trails are wide and well maintained. Much of the trail is shaded, depending on the time of day. Be sure to take water with you, as they have none there.

hiking
Mon May 27 2019

Rated as moderate but I would say easy, one of the easier trails in the area. Did a little over 6 miles in right at two hours. Very flat and now well-marked with quite a bit of shade.

Sat Jan 26 2019

just wasn't too much I loved but it was a lovely trail

hiking
Sat Jan 05 2019

Easy flat trail. Similar scenery. Equestrian but we didn't get hit by deer flies or mosquitoes, probably because it was 70 deg. out. We climbed a tree and took photos of beetles and fungus.

Mon Jun 11 2018

Worst experience ever. Tree after tree across the trails mosquitoes so bad they covered you in seconds. There was a guy with a prostitute in the parking lot having fun. Just a good park gone bad.

mountain biking
Sun Nov 26 2017

Great place for a mountain bike! Nice trails! Have to be alert as it’s poorly marked.

Sun Jul 30 2017

nice walking path and trail's. we enjoyed being in the woods and looking for birds. we seen red belly woodpeckers and lots of butterfly's.

hiking
Fri Jul 07 2017

I walked this with my 7 year old. We had a nice walk. I do feel like most of it was shaded which was nice. Trails would have been difficult to navigate if I didn't have this app.

Mon Jan 09 2017

One of the best trails I've been on in Florida. Was basically a tree museum filled with a lot of cool looking trees. Perfect distance for walking or jogging. Took us about 2 hours to walk the trail

Thu Dec 03 2015

Very nice ride! Trails were a little confusing for a first time visitor but manageable.

Thu Dec 03 2015

Peaceful, quiet trail. Not a challenging hike, but was excited to see two large turtles.

hiking
Fri Sep 05 2014

Went about a month ago after it had rained the day before. A lot of the trail was under water and there was a lot of mosquitoes. I didn't mind the walking through the water that was fun the mosquitoes not so much. Make sure you have great repellant. There was alot of butterflies, dragonflies and spiders as well as very pretty flowers. The only thing was part of the trail exposed someones farmland.

hiking
Thu May 15 2014

Really beautiful trail with many opportunities to observe wildlife. There are two entrances - one on the south side for equestrian use and one on the north for general use. There are a series of 5 looping trails with rudimentary markings (far more than 5 mi total), so it's a good idea to view a map beforehand. Each loop varies quite a lot in habitat, length, and difficulty. The back deer run loop, which connects with the equestrian trail, is not as well groomed and runs quite close to swamp for long stretches. There are concrete benches all throughout the trail.

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