Manatee Springs Scenic Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Manatee Springs Scenic Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Steinhatchee, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

1 month ago

awesome place to swim and glamp.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

This park is amazing, although we visited Easter weekend and it was pretty crowded. Even so, the hiking trails were dead empty. We took the scenic trail all the way up to the northernmost point in the park that emptied out at a boat slip where we ate lunch. Be careful of ticks around here, we picked up five or six of them just sitting by the river. The round trip was about 7 miles I think, and coming back and sticking our feet in the spring was the greatest ending to a hike ever. Definitely bring lots of bug spray though -- if we stopped for even a second, we were literally swarmed with gnats. Really the best solution would probably be a netted hat.

After our hike, we rented a canoe ($20 for 2 hours) and went down the spring out into the river where we saw 3 alligators and a heckton of turtles, it was awesome. Also the barbecue place here makes for some excellent post-hike food :)

paddle sports
Friday, May 03, 2013

You not only have the advantage of hiking, biking, and enjoying nature, but also can dive, swim, snorkel there... really a nice place!

backpacking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

walking
Saturday, May 11, 2013