Myakka River from Upper Myakka Lake

EASY 3 reviews

Myakka River from Upper Myakka Lake is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Venice, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and canoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 42 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

nature trips

paddle sports

bird watching





Tue Jan 03 2017

Still Trying to find the trailhead neither my GPS or IPhone or eve locals know where this 19 mile loop trail is?

paddle sports
Sun Aug 02 2015

We use our Hobie Kayaks in the summer rainy season and the Myaka river is a amazing ride, we have no problem peddling against the currents and enjoy traveling with the current downstream and the beautiful wildlife. The water is from 6" to 8" feet deep in most places and we have seen very few gators.

paddle sports
Fri Feb 03 2012

The lake is very shallow. Only about 3 feet max. Lots of gators and sand hill cranes.