Little Manatee River Loop

EASY 66 reviews

Little Manatee River Loop is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wimauma, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, nature trips, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

There is one primitive camp site available. It's a nice open space with picnic table, fire ring, and benches. Plenty of area to explore around site gives you that secluded feeling. No water available. Part of trail hugs the river where many people were conoeing/kayaking and you could actually walk down to water from trail. Hike is not difficult by any means and provides a cross trail if you don't want to do the whole loop. Pigs, deer, hawks, osprey, and gators are in the area. $5 fee

walking
12 days ago

Photogging. Walked total 12 miles today from 10:58AM to 3:00 PM. Left some of my knee blood and skin there through one of the trails I took. Overall awesome. Just need to mend before my next photogging event.

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
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backpacking
1 month ago

The trail off of 301 just north of the river is beautiful, lots of scenery and some ascents and desents that lead you by the river and ravine. Some of the trail is flooded due to storms.
The smaller trails by the park are nice for short walks. There are plenty of deer to watch.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Took the kids and dog and they only complained once

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked the 6.2 mile loop. Nice little hike. Stopped to check out the only primitive camp site available. It's a nice open space with picnic table, fire ring, and benches. Plenty of area to explore around site gives you that secluded feeling. Only ding is no water available.

Part of trail hugs the river where many people were conoeing/kayaking and you could actually walk down to water from trail.

Hike is not difficult by any means and provides a cross trail if you don't want to do the whole loop. Noticed small signs of pigs rooting around and came across deer on trails. Also saw gators in river as I passed by.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Such a pretty trail, except for someone's nasty baby diaper, which I did bring out. Shame on those that go out enjoy a trail such as this and leave trash for the rest of us to enjoy. Other than this trail is gorgeous.

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walking
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hiking
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