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Starkey Park Loop Trail is a 8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near New Port Richey, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.0 mi Elevation gain 88 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Walking Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy
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There is no water along the way so plan accordingly. Bring water. You walk in sand a lot so it adds to it a little bit more. Take a picture at the kiosk of the trail map before hand it helps, no maps out there if your phone dies. Primitive camping sites are a hike so pack light. There’s not much to them, primitive camping. Also horse flys. Fight through them; they are the worst at the sand part. Look for the MS on the hiking marker TH 23.

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Rob Kruppa
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Eve DuBose
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Hiking

09/12/2020 Lots of flooding. Be prepared to switch to water shoes.

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A. I.
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Easy but not marked out. Have the app map handy because there are lots of different routes. Wide trail, some sand and over grown parts. Not a lot of shade and some wet parts of the trail . Didn’t see another soul though. Took me little over an hour and half to do the full big loop. 7.5 miles

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Rob Kruppa
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HikingOver grown
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Chris D'Alessandro
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Mountain biking

Great XC track for exercise and stress relief. If you want free speed and downhill, this isn’t the place for you. Not very technical, but a lot of fun for an after work ride!

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Jocelynne Gabel
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Hiking

I'm giving this trail a four because, although it was a very nice trail, towards the midway point of the loop, it's hard to know which ways you have to go to be on this trail in particular. still it was a lot of fun and the pathways, so long as you have the app open, are wide enough to be comfortable.

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Jason Parker
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Hiking

Fantastic trail for my dog and I. Extremely peaceful. Only disappointment was the crossing bridge was out so there is a detour. Great mix of terrain. Open and wooded areas with patrias shade along the way. My dog and I did the trail twice in two days we were so pleased. The best part is we never saw another soul. Will certainly go back time and time again.

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Becky Schlapkohl
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Hiking

Good trail. Nice in the evening partially shaded.

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David DuGay
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HikingNo shade
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Harald Zink
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HikingClosed
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Deepak Abburi
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HikingOff trail

Good

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Robert Vitek
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HikingFloodedMuddyNo shade

Great trail. I would take it right to left and not left to right. The sandy trail on the right is horrible to take on at the end of the hike.

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Peter Movilla
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Hiking

Great hike with the family in Florida.

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Melanie Bacca
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HikingBlowdownFlooded

I’ve hiked the Starkey Loop for a few years and can’t do the whole thing anymore because it’s flooded in too many places. The rangers keep driving their golf carts through the water and making the ruts deeper. Maybe some little bridges to cross over?

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James Russell
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HikingNo shade
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Clark Parry
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Hiking

we hike here weekly. Our running club meets here. Many of our runners use the single track trails.

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Karen Portillo
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Mountain biking

Great trails for beginners, also SWAMP provide free clinic for kids with basic bike skills once a month

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Reid Miller
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Mountain biking

Please don’t leave the trail. Got last and spent 5 hours trying to get back yesterday. Also, don’t bike down the horse trail thinking it’s a short cut back. Of the powerline road. Bring water because there isn’t much available and aft 4 hours you’ll be thirsty.

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Rich Stackon
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Michael Carrero
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HikingOff trail
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Lorna Heide
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Mountain biking

Beautiful rolling trail, a fair amount of roots, well maintained and well marked. A good workout. Bring plenty of water.

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Clark Parry
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markings are fairly good, but it's possible to hike past the Primitive Campsite #1 and #2. There are some loops that can alternatively get you to your various destinations, but tricky

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Matt Smith
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HikingBugsNo shade

Great trail; a little long at some points because you can see where you’re going and it’s so far away. No water along the way so plan accordingly. Bring water. You walk in sand a lot so it adds to it a little bit more. Take a picture at the kiosk of the trail map before hand it helps, no maps out there if your phone dies. Primitive camping sites are a hike so pack light. There’s not much to them, primitive camping. Also horse flys. Fight thru them; they are the worst at the sand part. Look for the MS on the hiking marker TH 23.

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Clark Parry
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we've been hiking this trail for ten years. Always a good hike.

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Jamie Meloni
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Hiking

Not much shade and not much scenery change along the way. Top half of the trail does not match map on this app. Markings need improvement, uses orange blazes. Lots of side trails to shorten route and nice bike path along the way. remains of old Florida homestead on site.

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Burr L
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Nice walk, interesting homestead remains. birds,turtles,etc

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