Myakka Hiking Trail Partial Loop

EASY 5 reviews
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Myakka Hiking Trail Partial Loop is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hidden River, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wildlife

One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state´s most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway.

backpacking
3 months ago

The loop trail and connecting roads and spur trials are a great "real" Florida experience. I would list the entire park as easy except during rainy season when the trails are flooded and hard to navigate. Though the trail is fairly well blazed, with the many cross trails and roads more signage would make it easier to navigate. This is a beautiful park with over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails with tons of wildlife to see and beautiful scenery. The only reason I give it four stars is the extensive hog damage in the park which has torn up trails.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The Myakka Hiking Trail is actually a 40 mile loop, but there are other spur trails within so you can make your hike longer or shorter. I wish they'd show you the full loop and the spur trails on AllTrails. It's completely flat so not very challenging but it's still full of adventure. I hear it's completely swamped during the rainy season. But in the dry season it's beautiful!

9 months ago

the best park to camp hike rent a cabin or bring an rv abundant wildlife and great sights and hiking routes