Violet Curry Nature Preserve Loop is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lutz, Florida that features a lake 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.

1.8 miles
26 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

12 days ago

Short and sweet. It is a nice evening walk with the kids.

1 month ago

Good short run. Nice trails. Can get 6-7miles with interest by varying route

2 months ago

Nice place boardwalk

5 months ago

Live near by about 1,5 miles,
The only thing that I hate is that I did not know about this place until after I brought my house in Lutz.
If I id I would had brought a house within a block or two from it.
It is crowed during the weekend, do not go there.
it is nice during the week. usually one or two other cars..
I grew up on a farm, move to the city so I missed the woods
When I need to get away from the family.. I go there with a ice cooler with some sodas and something
to eat and just sit in the woods

7 months ago

Great easy trail with something new to see every day. Many side trails not listed on map that bring you easily back to the main path.

7 months ago

I hike here a lot. Bring the dogs whenever I can (always pick up after them).The park is a Godsend in that it provides a nice chunk of real Florida in the middle of civilization. The only action that regularly needs to be taken, besides of course regular trail clearing, is the cutting back of exotics and ornamentals that continuously creep in from the adjacent homes which abut the preserves north boundary. That section of the trail can often be obstructed, especially in summer, due to weeds/ brush, etc. I’ve never seen deer here, although there’s enough acreage for a few I would think. Lots of active Gopher Tortoise burrows throughout the preserve. Good birding site and the gorgeous lake really highlights this tract. Upland pine and mixed hardwoods are very nice. A nice place to get away to.

9 months ago

at first I was unimpressed, but I love it more everytime I go!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

peaceful suburban hike minutes from the highway- makes a nice quiet walk around a lake. good for dogs and kids.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Easy to go off many paths too choose from glad we had this app. Plenty of nature here to see. If you like birds there are three areas that were crowded with all kinds of birds including woodpeckers of different varieties. We also happened upon a red tail hawk who allowed us to take pictures and videos before flying away. We would definitely come back here again someday.

Friday, March 03, 2017

This place is great when there's nobody else there. Lots of men not in exercise clothing hang around the front entrance in their cars seemingly waiting for “something” and checking people out. Very annoying. I’m not the only person to notice this. Read the other reviews.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Another gem in Hillsborough County if you like natural paths surrounding water. There are smaller trails that are not well marked, but the preserve is bordered by streets so getting lost would be difficult. Waterfowl present and scenic spots overlooking the lake abound.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

This is a small place, but lots of little trails. The map at the entrance says out and back, but ppl have made a narrow footpath so you can loop around the whole lake (Lake Flynn). No bathrooms or water, but it is a short hike so worries, just bring some water with you. It is mostly shady. I wish I had brought some bug spray, but this time of year we only had a few bites. A great place, can't wait to go back through out the year to see how it looks in the spring.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

shaded no direct sunlight. quiet. not to many people.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

It's a nice shady trail, but like Tim wrote 2 years ago, 10am 2 days ago, creepy guy hanging out at the entrance, eyeing up my mail friend as he waited for me to arrive. Was still there when we left an hour later, and 2 other creepy guys were waiting in 2 other vehicles for us to leave. Creepy guy was on a bike. He's about 6'2", wearing clothes for the mall, not the trail. I assumed it was a bunch of men looking for sex in the park. I don't intend to go back.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Great place, more signs need it !! Beautiful for a short hiking

Friday, May 01, 2015

My track on this trail is is incorrect. I think my iPhone gave up on me after a few feet, but we did about 2 1/4 miles. This is a flat, well-maintained trail in very urban area. Traffic noise from nearby I-275 provides a steady, but not terribly loud background,. The lake that is traversed by the trail appears to be mostly shallow with lots of lily pads, many of which were in bloom (May 1, 2015) along with a variety of wild flowers. Much of the trail is well-shaded, but a few short segments are in direct sun. Not much wildlife today. I saw a single squirrel and a few birds. Nice, peaceful stroll in the woods, but if you are looking for a challenging hike, this is not the trail for you.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One of my favorites. Good for kids too.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Decent trail I would almost describe as urban due to its proximity to development on all sides. Quiet on the interior trails. Close proximity is a plus.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This trail is beautiful!! The walk is great and you can easily see the beauty hidden behind the forest. It's filled with love for the ones bringing awareness upon itself. JUST A FAIR WARNING FOR EVERYONE ON THIS TRAIL. BRING A KNIFE OR AT LEAST A CELL PHONE. Today, i had a middle age man late twentys or early thirties following me on his bike. He kept slowly riding his bike and followed me to the other half of the trail. He had a yellow shirt ( a tight athletic water absorbing workout shirt.) he passed me 4 or 5 times? He ended up stopping and starred at me while doing disgusting things. I ran as fast as i could and left. ANYWAYS, PLEASE CAN A EYE OUT FOR THIS GUY.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Totally relaxing! Several different trails to take. The putter trail is about 2miles. Awesome views of the lake. Pet friendly.

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