Golden Aster Scrub Preserve

EASY 3 reviews

Golden Aster Scrub Preserve is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gibsonton, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

wildlife

This 1,181-acre nature preserve includes a ridge of endemic and imperiled scrub habitats surrounded by pine flatwoods and pockets of wet prairie, hardwood swamp, and freshwater marsh. Rare species found here include the Florida goldenaster and Florida Scrub Jay. The marked hiking trail is a 3-mile loop, much of it sandy and sunny. Golden Aster Scrub Nature Preserve was purchased by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) in 1995. http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/locations/golden-aster-scrub-nature-preserve

hiking
11 days ago

Well maintained trail that was surprisingly beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed the hike.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016