Robinson's Preserve Trail

EASY 80 reviews

Robinson's Preserve Trail is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near Bradenton, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.3 miles
45 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running





wild flowers


Paved and gravel trails. One area of challenging single track thru mangroves

19 days ago

Visiting from Ohio. This is an awesome preserve. Lots of different activities available...didn’t get too far made it to the observation tower and then started to down pour... had a nice run in the rain back to the car. Would have liked to explore more... maybe another day.

3 months ago

Details. It’s free. Park on left side of Manatee Ave. walk under bridge to access trail head. NO restrooms on trail at all. Port A Potty in parking area. First part of trail to Spoonbill has lots of shady areas. Open area to Bay not as much. Area along Bay is covered again, trail by Tower is open again as well As path to bring you back to loop that brings you down to Manatee Ave again. 60%bikers (cement paved trails) & 40%hikers day I went. Opportunity to sit down about every mile..covered benches. There is another entrance off 57(75th) forgot exactly. You might get bugs initially upon trail depending on season so good to bring spray jik. Lots of photo ops as everyone mentions. Off shoots are crushed shell, not paved. Kayakers & paddle boarders all over canals & they have landing pad to access Tower.

4 months ago

I gotta say: this was a nice hike. When I went it was cold and rainy and pretty much the worst weather other than a full on storm, but it was a very easy hike and it was cool to see horseshoe crabs, fish, and large snails around the coastline. Definitely bring snacks and plenty of water because it’s certainly a long one.

6 months ago

fun park to take a short hike with the dogs. wish there were a few more trash cans.

6 months ago

Beautiful walk with lots of birds. very easy to follow and well marked. also nice lookout tower.

8 months ago

Did the Osprey w/Tern primitive trail with a bit of the Spoonbill Trail to get back to the car. The tower is the BEST I have ever seen and used! The bridges are not just part of the trails, they are trails in themselves. They are not straight! Curved like the trails!!! Photo ops are everywhere. Salt flats, tower, bridges, bay views, flowers, palm trees and >> Roseate Spoonbills!!!!!!!!!

Planning to do the rest of Spoonbill trail to Manatee Ave soon!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

What a great preserve to see nature. Main trail is paved and off shoots are sandy. Great for biking, walking or running. Kayaking is offered as well.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Beautiful scenery!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

So much variety of birds and ecology

Friday, March 10, 2017

Love the tower and ocean views.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

I really enjoyed this park .It has a mostly shell trail .It also has Towers to climb, beaches and boardwalks.I had a terrific hike here.

mountain biking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Great for biking, walking, running, kayaking. There is a really cool 3 story lookout structure in the middle.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Easy walk saw several different types of birds

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Perfect alternative to the local beach walk.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

very nice trail and easy hike, pretty busy.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Very nice nature walk

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Nice quiet paved trail with tree coverage. Beautiful boardwalks that go out through the mangroves and to the water. Stations with dog bags and trash cans placed along trails periodically.

Monday, October 17, 2016

This is one of the nicest parks in the Tampa Bay area. It's got paved portions, boardwalks over pretty tidal creeks and marshes, lots of birds and fish, and expansive views of Tampa Bay. The length is great for hiking or jogging and it looks awesome for hiking.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Didn't get very far.. Sunrise hike and swarms of mosquitos .. had to turn back. Try again another time, covered and doused in DEET.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice trail. Was able to go off and find a private beach area to let the dog swim. Interesting overlooks from the tower.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

It was gorgeous! Easy to walk and really neat bridges!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Always good. Dog loves it! Bring water.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Beautiful hike.. I did almost all of it and saw so much wildlife it was amazing... Horseshoe crabs, lizards, snakes, crabs, fish and birds.. So much to see.. The bridges are amazing and I will definitely do this anytime I come to Bradenton

Saturday, May 21, 2016

very nice place to go

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

would 5 star of there weren't speed limits. how am I suppose to know how fast I'm going?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Easy, flat hike. Weekends are crowded - bikes ok.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Great trail for families. Very clear, designated paths. We took our 3 children and dog around the 5 mile loop and it took us about 2 hours. Very beautiful! We've been twice on the weekends and it hasn't been overly busy at all. Plenty of benches to rest and they even have a drinking fountain for the dogs at the Victorian house entrance. Will be going here regularly.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I went here today for the first time. I can't say enough about how beautiful this park was. Amazing views. Well marked trail. Impeccable condition. It was a great place to take a leisurely hike.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Wide variety of native plant species and birds! So excited to see all the restoration progress that's been made and is still underway. Unfortunately my first time hiking 7mi. loop was this June, and the heat was extenuated by the the lack of shade present in the long stretches of open-canopy trail. There really are plenty of shaded benches along the trail, but really make sure you've got enough water- especially if you're bring the pooch

paddle sports
Friday, July 04, 2014

just beautiful,

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