Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

We took the horses and had a great time! Park the trailers in the grass near the information sign. The road splits there - trails to the right were muddy and not great, but trails to the left were perfect! They connect up to a power line road, plenty of room and safe, solid trails to even do some trot/canter sets to get the horses in shape. It was nice and dry and free of mud. Will definitely be going back. Would be great to take the dogs too!

hiked this for the first time with North Florida Trail Blazers. Excellent trails with elevations that most trails in this area don't have. Great views await you on this trail.

Gate was locked on the Bass Rd entry and there was no parking there. Find another entry point. Nice family trail and allows pets. Good amount of shade.

I enjoyed the local trail with the mixed terrain. It’s a great hike to do with friends or after work

The UWF West Campus Trails offers a mostly canopied hike on the University of West Florida's nature preserve. While this trail is mostly caters towards the mountain bike crowd, this trail offers some a decent hike for hikers in Northwest Florida looking to add some elevation training to there hike. The 12 mile (gps clocked 11.2) offers more of the same when it comes to the "scenery" of NWFlorida. Due to the amount of PUDS (pointless ups and downs), i rate this trail a 4/5. I want to drop it to 3/5, but the PUDS would actually be quite fun if I was a biker. I would recommend this trail to anyone interested.

5 days ago

Such a pleasant surprise! Near the park ave area, there is another little set of trail systems accessible via fern trail. Fun adventure.

Great trail although I got a little lost But would definitely visit again !!!

8 days ago

Great day hike out to the spring. Planning a weekend stay around the spring loop soon.

Park at Yamato scrub area on Clint Moore and head south. It gets tricky at Yamato; cross the street and go across railroad tracks to pick it up again. I use it as a running trail to Glades and back and finish with a loop around scrub area.

Best hiking in jax if you’re looking for elevation

paddle sports
12 days ago

Definitely worth the drive for a nice weekend of kayaking. But call ahead to make sure water levels are high. When low, the scenic loop is inaccessible leaving only the larger parts of the creek full of alligators. Still fun if you aren't scared of a few bull gators

I love the AllTrail App because most trails are not well marked. This trail is very well marked and enjoyable. Thank you to the volunteers for maintaining the trail!

For an out of towner staying at a hotel next to the trail, it’s pretty nice. Ran part of it this morning and it was enjoyable and peaceful.

beautiful more natural trail with plenty of turns. the observation deck was worth a stop

it was alright. old paved road turned to open trail with several sand pits then around into the pine hammock. nice fees and the lake was a plus.

18 days ago

the enterance to this trail is very difficult to find. there is no parking area or anything of that nature that I was able to find at least I spent an hour driving around different parts of this trail just to find a place to park my car that it wouldn't get towed. it says hiking in available but it was primarily bikers and I felt like I was in the way. I wouldn't recommend.

If you go early in the morning, beware you will hit every spider web on the trail.

19 days ago

I couldn’t find guest parking at the beginning of the trail and ended up parking in the metered section of the university. All other places seem to require a permit to park. The shared pathway is mostly used by cyclist but we saw a few other people walking. The trail is currently under construction on Yamato, which detours to the main street. Although the entire trail is a paved pathway, I got to see many birds, such as great blue heron, tricolored heron, limpkin, little blue heron, osprey and more. I also added a section of the Yamato Shrubs to the in and out El Rio Trail and ended a little under 10 miles.

nature trips
20 days ago

Had a nice time! Saw a skink on the white trail, and several birds I’m sure enthusiasts would enjoy as well.

21 days ago

Hiked this as part of the Hillsborough Hiking Spree. It is a great little trail with the only drawback being it is so short. So, I looped it twice and enjoyed the experience.

Really captures allot of the Florida landscapes in a short beautiful hike.

Well maintained trail with easy to read maps and trail markers. The trail is also dog friendly and has great views.

24 days ago

Part two. They aren’t kidding about the Sands. Makes walking interesting! Seems like a cool park and I’ll be back.

24 days ago

First time at this park. It would appear there are a lot of different trails. This one I had to go a mile in before I saw Pines but they were very pretty

Went today. The trail system has definite possibilities. Unfortunately the trails are very badly marked. With 3 to 5 different entry points it is easy to get turned around and end up 5 miles away from where you started with no idea of how to return to the correct parking area. Maps showing where you are would be a definite improvement.

26 days ago

Well marked and maintained.

26 days ago

Disappointed to drive 3 hours to hike this trail, only to find it closed due to Bear Activity. Oh well, plenty of other beautiful trails in the forest

wonderful paved multi use trail!

Fun hike! I actually would say it is easy/moderate due to soft sand, tree roots, and sloping path. Beautiful Florida landscapes and most of the trail all you hear is nature, very peaceful.

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