Weedon Island Preserve Trail

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Weedon Island Preserve Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St Petersburg, 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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

peaceful place.. fishing, kayaking

hiking
3 months ago

Light hike, but very scenic. We’ll kayak it next time.

6 months ago

Nice boardwalk. Short but well maintained trails. Also an observation tower is located on South side of the park. Can rent kayaks across the street from the main parking.

hiking
7 months ago

Fantastic board walk thru the mangroves. The whole Weedon Island facility is first rate.

8 months ago

Great outdoor walk in Pinellas which is hard to find.

paddle sports
9 months ago

The kayak trail through the mangroves that really makes this place unique. Depending your pace and tides, and if you want to spend time in the deeper bay waters, one of the many fishing holes, or stop at the sandbar for a swim, the trail ranges between 2/6 hours to paddle.

It's excellent for critter spotting. A wide variety of birds, dolphins, rays, fish, and crabs inhabit the groves and on land you'll be sure to see a raccoon sneaking about, maybe even an armadillo.

It's a St Pete gem that offers enough of a scenic relief, you can forget the city is just over your shoulder.

hiking
9 months ago

Short, fun, and peaceful. Great for the little hikers.

10 months ago

Beautiful place! Bring your bug spray and hammock for day hiking

hiking
11 months ago

Peaceful and serene

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

It was beautiful and had lots of wildlife... including the worst mosquito swarm I'd ever experienced. Didn't make it as far as we'd planned as a result. Hopefully not the norm, because it was great otherwise.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Enjoyed the hike!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It was very beautiful. Not a lot of wild life in March but still beautiful.

hiking
Friday, December 02, 2016

Beautiful trail a lot of boardwalk though.The tower gives a amazing view of the bay below .An easy walk for anyone but no pets allowed.

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Best trail in Florida

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Best park and trail in Florida, I run here almost every day

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Beautiful Scenery and birdwatching, you can see everything from ibises to roseate spoonbills in their natural habitat. There is a museum with an ancient canoe dug out of the mud and reassembled for display. The boardwalk is shaded, peaceful and very lightly trafficked.

paddle sports
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Incredible paths through the mangroves!

birding
Monday, October 19, 2015

Excellent

trail running
Saturday, September 05, 2015

Why have a waited sooo long to come here?!?!
This place is beautiful and for everyone! Bringing my paddleboard next.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Beautiful, wow, it feels like you're suddenly in the middle of nowhere and you leave the city behind

hiking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fun hike with lots of wildlife to watch. Well built boardwalks.

birding
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This is a great place for a short visit or half day outing, especially by canoe or kayak. The boardwalk is very nice. The visitor center is a nice intro. of the local history and bring your birding binoculars.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 10, 2015

This is a perfect area for trail biking BUT biking is banned everywhere on trails. Seriously?

Looks awesome for kayaking and hiking.

hiking
Sunday, August 17, 2014

This trail was a buggy, muddy mess. After quickly walking it just to say I've been there, I headed over to Gandy Beach which I found more enjoyable. Pets are not permitted in the preserve which might explain why no one was there. Lake Seminole is better in every aspect in my opinion.

trail running
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

When you get through the entrance, go past the Duke Energy sign and park to the left in the designated parking area before the Visitor's Center. Boy Scout loop is a 1 mile loop that ends about 50 feet away from the car. When inside, follow the signs that say "Boy Scout Loop" and "Main Road" and you will do the complete loop. Lookout Point is a down and back which adds about 0.6 miles. If you go out towards Lookout Point and take a right towards the boardwalk, you will be on dirt until you reach the boardwalk, which is a soft composite material that does two loops. Asphalt connects both loops, and will take you back to the Visitor's Center. The entire trail plus all boardwalks and extensions is about 5 miles and brings you back to your car. The terrain is dirt, shady, near the water with limited sunny spots. Keep an eye out for armadillos, gopher tortoises, and snakes.

trail running
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Once you hop on the boy scout loop, the pavement is exchanged for hard packed sand. A decent, non-technical trail system with reasonable shade and a few special treats (boardwalk that overlooks a beautiful lake, etc). I've been running a 7 mile run on these trails daily. Loving it. And happy to have such a beautiful park in our own back yard!

hiking
Monday, February 18, 2013

I really enjoyed this trail. There are actually several trails to choose from and I hiked a total of 4 miles today. There is a great view of Downtown Tampa from lookout point. I would definitely go back again! There is a combination of paved, sand, boardwalk, and even some muddy spots for hiking.

hiking
Saturday, October 06, 2012

Very nice walking and the cultural museum is very educational. Glad we found it!

paddle sports
Sunday, May 20, 2012

I have not done the land hike, but the kayak trail is GRREEAAT! Can be difficult if you catch the tide wrong so plan accordingly, Bug spray essential, sunscreen only on the bay side of the trail. For the extreme fishermen, Big fish abound in the open lagoons, tarpon etc, and thick enough to walk on. Would not advise going alone first time and signage needed upgrading last time I went, but it was a blast with a group. Do bring water and food as it will be an all day event. Shorter rather then longer kayaks make this easy as some of the turns in the mangroves are tight, and if tide is low you will be playing monkey to pull it through. Fishing was fun, swimming cooling, experience fantastic.

hiking
Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nice trail. Some of it is paved, some is sand. There is a variety of paths to choose from. Throughout the trail are picnic tables, so bring a lunch or snack. The board through the mangrove was very clean and well maintained. There were alot of kayakers out the day I was there. This is on my wish list of places to kayak once I get one.

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