Myakka River from Upper Myakka Lake

EASY 4 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.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

canoeing

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wildlife

6 months ago

11 months ago

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

sea kayaking
Sunday, August 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.

canoeing
Friday, February 03, 2012

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