River Rapids Nature Trail

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River Rapids Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thonotosassa, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Had a great hike with the kids there. Saw gators, turtles and a hawk. The rapids are beautiful, bathrooms & playground are nearby.

1 month ago

fun but don't go on this trail in the hot weather

hiking
2 months ago

Really shows you what a wild Florida looks like. The rapids make for some great photography and as you make your way through the trail you really do feel one with nature, especially to be so close to home.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with awesome views of the river and "Florida rapids!" I also did the Baynard trail. Great park!

hiking
3 months ago

I did this along with the Baynard and Seminole trails and it was very worth it! Great scenery and good wildlife. The rapids view is very unique to the state and was extremely relaxing to be around. I highly recommend this trail.

5 months ago

Beautiful scenery as the hike runs right beside the river.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful and very peaceful! A little more traffic than the other trails and can get a little tight in certain areas, especially if you have dogs...but completely worth it!

walking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Very pretty, well maintained trail that lets you see some rare Florida rapids. This trail tends to be a bit more crowded than the other HRSP trails, but makes up for it with some beautiful scenery and interesting wildlife spotting opportunities.

walking
Friday, May 26, 2017

My kids loved this park! It was easy to walk with an abundance of wildlife to see in, on, and around the river.

hiking
Friday, February 24, 2017

This is a nice trail mostly gently rolling, the portion overlooking the river rapids is scenic and soothing. Well marked and connects to other trails in the state park.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Great trail for families. We took 5 girls ages 4-10 and they loved it!

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Our favorite by far! Loved the river rapids and big beautiful trees.

Monday, December 05, 2016

This trail was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We saw a huge gator. Lots of water and beautiful views. This is the prettiest trail I've ever been on! We are so glad we stayed at the park and got to experience all this beautiful nature. If you haven't been, it's a must go! It's truly amazing to escape from the hustle and bustle of reality and its not far either. We came from Saint Pete and it only took us 40 minutes to arrive at our getaway!

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Fun trail with a lot of good views of the river. Nice picnic area near parking lot 4.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

One of my favorites. Nice trail and good views of the river.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

This trail was awesome, we hiked the entire trail and then some. Total 6.2 miles

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