Lettuce Lake Regional Park Loop Trail

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Lettuce Lake Regional Park Loop Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tampa, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lettuce Lake Regional Park Loop is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Tampa, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

hiking
14 days ago

It was amazing

1 month ago

Its a good, short trail and you can see some wild life.

2 months ago

Nice park and at least it's open again. Some trails blocked off due to flooding. It doesn't have many miles of paths so only do when I have limited time to hike - gets too boring otherwise to do the same trails 2-3 times in one day.

hiking
5 months ago

Been to Lettuce Lake many times. This is our "Go-To" hike for weekend mornings. We always take our camera because the wildlife is different every time. Never know what you will see there.

birding
6 months ago

Lettuce Lake is a nice little stroll conveniently located near USF's campus. As others have mentioned, the main attraction here is not enjoying solitude in nature - the park tends to be very crowded, especially on weekends. We mainly enjoy coming here for the wide variety of wildlife that can easily be observed from the boardwalk: herons, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, egrets, woodpeckers, anhingas, gators, snakes, turtles, and fish are all typical sightings on any given day. Coming early in the morning is a good way to miss some of the crowds.

8 months ago

Nice easy walk with great wildlife and scenery.

hiking
9 months ago

The boardwalk through the lake and riverside is amazing. I was there on a Friday early morning hike and the waterfowl wer everywhere. Also saw two hawk. Was unprepared for pix but the serene atmosphere was enjoyable.

walking
9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

11 months ago

A little hard to find if you use GPS. A USF facility is on one side of the river and the park on the other. Otherwise a very nice park and worth the $2 entrance fee. Pleasant but short walking trail.

walking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great park lots to see . Kids love it , playground is great .....

trail running
Sunday, July 17, 2016

This is a "family friendly" park, which essentially equates to the whole area being restricted to a very narrow subset of mediocre activities that you are allowed to engage in, as is exemplified by the plethora of restricted access gates lining the road, as well as the massive traffic information LED greeting you with a warning to lock your doors. There are incredibly few nature trails, and those that do exist disintegrate before they reach a mile long, as they recombine with the main paved path, which itself is a paltry 1 1/4 miles long. There are constantly school busses teaming with children arriving, and while they have as much of a right to be there as I do, it would be a lie to say that I appreciated their presence. Ultimately the area is just a tiny, unimpressive park without any real clout to compete with the far superior competition in any given direction. With nothing to do, the same demographics as any park with similar credentials and the omnipresent buzz of traffic, this is a holistically unenjoyable, unlaudable park,

walking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Great Boardwalk Trail with abundant wildlife. Took my seven and a four-year-old on the walk which they completed with ease and loved every second.

walking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Simple nature trail with plenty to see. Boardwalk portions allows for some good sights. Always good when you just wanna get away from the city for a little.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Loved it!!!

hiking
Monday, November 30, 2015

This is a stone throw away from my work and home. Go there often. Great play area for kids. Well maintained. Their visitor center is awesome and they have classes on the weekends teaching wildlife to kids. Always see wildlife when I walk the trail or Boardwalk. This is a go to place for me. If they family doesn't have anything to do, it's time to go to the park.

hiking
Monday, April 27, 2015

Walked this park trail today. Amazingly well maintained on both the wood over-water trails and the paved trail. In total, my wife and I did about 3 1/4 miles.Lots of Ibis, herons, anhinga seen with a couple of pretty noisy limpkins somewhere out of site. We saw two adolescent alligators warming themselves in the afternoon sun. The trails are flat and can be handled by someone with walking difficulties. (I walk with crutches, even though I enjoy pushing myself through some very rugged trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The boardwalk areas can be handled in a wheelchair, whether motorized or manually powered. Being the weekend with beautiful weather, the pathways were busy, but not so much as to distract from the natural beauty. If it weren't for background highway noise, you would not know you are in the city.

hiking
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Beautiful park! Extremely easy, beautiful views, wild life, and the weather was perfect. January 18th, perfect temp, no bugs, and pleasant places to have a picnic. Clean bathrooms.

hiking
Monday, November 03, 2014

Beautiful and off the beaten path for someone that just wants to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of Florida and the city! Loved the walk and the nature that could be found around here!

road biking
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Perfect little trail for family bike riding.

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