William S Boylston Nature Trail

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William S Boylston Nature Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sarasota, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles
6 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

trail running


Visitors must register and pay the Florida State Park Fee at the Ranger office in Myakka River State Park.

17 hours ago

Saw a few people here on the bridge. We’ll see you on my next hike how many I see. The bridge is always is phenomenal. Little wet if you want to go to The Bridge first take a pass on the right as you’re facing the trail

10 days ago

This year’s rainy season washed out a lot of the park but the hike to the Canopy Walkway was still excellent. Almost no bugs. Saw deer, no gators. Thought I heard a Skunk Ape but it was just a Canadian teenager.

7 months ago

Part two. Another short hike, walk really, the swinging Bridge!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hiked deep hole nothing to see until water dries up but pretty walk anyway #outsidetherapy

nature trips
Monday, August 29, 2016

Very easy, we went as a group of about ten people, including toddlers. Watch out for gators. This is a nice half-day nature walk as an alternative to beach days.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What a beautiful park! There is so much to do and see here that it should make it onto any one's list when visiting the area.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This was a fun hike, because I enjoyed seeing the different plants and trees in the scrub forest, which are very different than the trees in the Midwest.

rock climbing
Friday, March 13, 2015

So much to do. Biking, boating, walking, guided tours. Did it twice loved it. Nature's wild life. Gift store and restaurant is expanding.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The trails near the trail head on the main road are well marked and we'll maintained, and easy, low stress, basic navigation skills. But to all the serious hikers and backpackers I'm Florida, check out there 38 miles of hiking only trails with I think 6 back country primitive spots. I'll warn you though, it is a prairie in most spots so plan water accordingly! Cheers

Friday, September 05, 2014

I ended up doing the North Loop a while back and ran into wild pigs on the trail. The only dont like is the trail seems more catered towards equestrians and not hikers. It was not very shady and very open spaced and the trail was mainly dirt/sand type. I plan on going back to do the South Loop and see how that is later when its cooler since there is not much shade.

South Loop: 7.4mi
North Loop: 5.4

Friday, June 13, 2014

The park is very nice. Beautiful views and wildlife. Primitive camping is the way to go at Myakka. The oak Grove campsite is about 15 miles from the trailhead. Overall great experience.

Friday, February 08, 2013

ood trails, easy to navigate. Nice views of the water.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

recorded Myakka V-Day '16

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

recorded myakka walk

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012