Manatee River: Rye Wilderness Park to Fort Hamer

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Manatee River: Rye Wilderness Park to Fort Hamer is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Parrish, Florida that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for birding, canoeing, and sea kayaking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.1 miles
39 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly


paddle sports



paddle sports
1 month ago

Water shallow at spots, didn’t see much wildlife

2 months ago

Hike this preserve regularly. Several terrains and even elevation changes. The sandy trail leads to the very old Erasmus Rye cemetery. There's even remnants of an old burned out car and structure. The river is shallow enough to walk in many areas. Some off trail hiking takes you to old large orange trees that still produce fruit.

2 months ago

Pretty walk but kinds of short.

4 months ago

Tried to find the trail from the Fort Hamer side but couldn’t locate it. I don’t think this is actually a hiking trail.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Beautiful Florida trail

paddle sports
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I canoed this river a few years ago, I remember there was a couple of rope swings, saw a pretty big gator and a dam at the end(going east). All in all it's a nice paddle had a good time and there was no one else there so had the hole river to ourselves!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Love this trail, almost never anyone on it. The red trail is very sandy but fun to walk. There is even a camp ground that is available for weekends.

trail running
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Friday, March 11, 2016