Little Manatee River State Park Loop

EASY 20 reviews

Little Manatee River State Park Loop is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sun City Center, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Description Waypoints Tips Getting There Facilities Contact Weather 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. Pigs, deer, hawks, osprey, and gators are in the area. $5 fee

hiking
1 month ago

This the first half of the trail with ours Cub Scout group. Great trail to hike.

trail running
2 months ago

Holy shit very hard. The whole thing was under water. The bridges weren’t visible since they were under water. You need excellent tracking skills. One section took 34 minute for one mile since we were swimming. LOTS of mosquitoes. Lots of spiders. Trail was wild for most of it. Might have been months since it was walked thru to completion last. Not for the old, young, pregnant, short out of shape or people with time constraints. Good luck! If your foolish enough to do this....

3 months ago

Great trail. Lots of wildlife. Definitely wear long pants and long sleeves, as the southwestern portion of the trail can be totally consumed with 4+ foot grasses and other vegetation. Lots of mosquitoes in the boggy sections, so keep moving through those parts. Opportunities to collect drinking river all along the river if you have a purifier.

7 months ago

Beautiful an enjoyable hike! Not very difficult. Saw snakes, armadillos and heard wild hogs! Beautiful Park!

hiking
8 months ago

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Saturday, March 05, 2016