Heron's Nest Nature Park Loop is a 0.9 mile loop trail located near Sarasota, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, birding, and road biking and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

partially paved

wildlife

trail running
3 months ago

I run here just about everyday. I have seen an abundance of gopher tortoises, alligators, and other wildlife. There are many off shoot trails off of the main path, and I can fit in about 7 miles of running in Herons Nest. Follow the trail past the park to the gravel and you will run through trees, by lakes, and streams. I recommend (for long distance runners) to follow the trail all the way to the end (Lorraine road), making a right on Lorraine, and another right on hidden river trail: a remote road that is also good for running.

5 months ago

Little trails run off everywhere. Confusing. But nice ponds.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A nice 1 mile loop trail.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Good for walking and biking. Good mix of paved and unpaved trails. All flat. Good views of lakes and streams (Braden River?). Dog Park and playground at one end.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016