Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Florida with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I am a local, and this trail and the area should be considered easy! Mostly paved, some sand/dirt paths, but definitely no way this is hard or even moderate!

14 hours ago

Wonderful hike at the start of spring! Great conditions even in a light on/off drizzle. A few notes: not crowded, lots of foliage in spring, and this is not a wheelchair friendly hike, as the paths are unpaved.

Very pretty springs, easy hike. we took our 2 dachshunds, met several other dogs. if you want a short easy hike, this is a great one.

19 hours ago

Not the nicest part of town. The water is full of trash and debris.

I hiked this today with my dacshund, quiet, lovely relaxing walk. Trail goes along one side of the pond, I didn't see any way to walk completely around it. An observation deck overlooks the pond which had water lilies growing, not in bloom yet.

mountain biking
20 hours ago

Biked about 7 miles through the purple, red, and yellow trails. It was easy, beautiful, and not crowded whatsoever. Make sure you have singles when you visit! Entry is $3 for veichles. There were parts of the trail that were muddy, but nothing that couldn’t be passed through. An awesome way to spend a free Friday!

20 hours ago

Beautiful trail.

20 hours ago

Nice hike. Trail is washed out at places and it is no longer a loop.

Beautiful ❤️ but our puppy rolled in someone's feces ON the trail. There was even TP.

22 hours ago

Beautiful little trail! The forest is lovely, especially in the spring. The only negative is the noise from the highway, but it’s not that loud.

1 day ago

We enjoyed our quiet visit to the south entrance of Lake Lizzy preserve. Ample parking, free trail. White sand path, wide enough to walk side by side. Our first observation was a white eyed vireo about 50 feet at the start of the trail. At about 0.24 we came upon a gopher tortoise walking down the center of the path. We stopped, and he walked right past us and continued down the path. We also paused and pished for birds. We had a big crowd of curious warblers including Northern Parula, and Nashville Warbler(?) and others I couldn’t identify. We continued in to the lake, and sat and enjoyed the frog chorus. On the way back, there was a small clearing to the left, where we saw a swallow tailed kite flying overhead. Oh! And last but not least, lots of dragon flies!

This Trail is visually stunning , beautiful old mansions on one side and an open vista across the bay looking toward Tampa . On one visit my group and I were treated to an air show with the military’s finest on display boy what a scene they were . I have gone much further into Tampa along the river walk trail winding through the city and water way but you have go it slow for pedestrian safety but the trail is very wide and the views are stunning .
Just one last note at the far end of the city trail are some remade old factory’s like the Armature Winding building with great food and beverages its very worth those last few kilometres .

Had to carry my bike across the bridges over Crabgrass Creek. Would have liked to finish the trail but there was water over the trail a couple of miles in. Ended up riding the dike for a few miles down and back.

Crisp March morning. We had the trail to ourselves. Saw Lesser Yellowlegs, BlueWing Teal, Tricolored heron and other birds. Did not turn in recording until approx 1 mi in to trail.

Nice city hike. The trail is black topped.
The boardwalk to the river is closed.

1 day ago

Beautiful for a quick hike, and the creek is a great place to look for shark teeth.

Perfect location for Florida hiking. Plenty of trail options on this trek. Many different ecosystems to walk through. Loved it!

Beautiful trail! I took my 12 yr old son and our husky today and they both had a great time walking the loop. It’s nicely shaded with beautiful areas to sit by the river. Great trail to ride bikes too.

washed out
2 days ago

A lot of fun, this time of year no yellow flies. Washed out to water due to hurricane flooding, no access.

Very nice trail, went just days after heavy rain and parts were flooded

Nice walk after a good meal.

Easy walking trail. Good for when you’d like to explore nature instead of the theme parks.

Easy trail! We actually camped here by Eastern Lake! It was very pretty and peaceful!

It was a great trail. Our 2 year old and 4 year old loved it!!

Took my six year old on a picnic hike to get him out of the house on a beautiful day during Spring Break. We loved it! Just enough people so you didn't feel like you were alone and unsafe, but enough that we were able to enjoy the sounds of nature!

4 days ago

This Barr Hammock is NOT the horseback riding trails. Use Barr Hammock South!

It was a fun, quiet trail. Definitely a lot of tree roots and stumps but that is all part of the fun (just not ideal if you have a stroller but you can just stay on the boardwalk part) It’s well maintained and dog friendly. My dog had a blast. There is a lot of history and a little picnic area as well as museum and visitor center. Definitely will be back!

beautiful and amazing! we saw alligators up close and many different birds. it is a lot of fun. this is one of my favorite hikes.

broken walkway impassable half way through.

Used parts of this to access Cone’s Dike. The white trail section heading toward the blue triangles area is still flooded. The non-flooded areas are beautiful. And with Cone’s Dike also being flooded, it was nice to still be able to log in over 6 miles, when combining several loops. I’d hike this trail again. I felt like I was deep in some old, lovely woods. A mix of old oaks, palms, and pine, to name just a few. Very pristine—thank you to whoever is keeping the place clean.

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