Explore the most popular trails near New Port Richey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

New Port Richey, Florida Map

My dog and I had a great hike today in Starkey Wilderness Park. Walked a little over 7 miles and enjoyed every mile.

Great trail for family hike!

mountain biking
6 months ago

They added some new trails, to include Twisted Pine and Deliverance, on the south side of the paved trail. These are very nice trails, flow, and are usually high and dry. As opposed to the northern trails, which don't flow as well and are frequently muddy.

Another reviewer wrote the other, southern, portion to be small. This, however, is the small portion of the Werner- Boyce trail system. It's entrance is located behind, and near, the Hollywood 18 theatre. It is a short loop that showcases the diversity of Florida's natural beauty. I recommend it for anyone looking to get away for a short hike or to sit on one of the provided benches along the trail and appreciate the sounds of nature around you.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Great trail my first time here but got terribly lost. real dense woods. Lots of holes and roots on trail.

New boardwalks and trail expansions were added since this park opened several years ago. They also rent kayaks now and have kayak dollies available for those bringing their own boats. Nice kayak launch.

road biking
7 months ago

Peaceful and great views for picture taking!

All I want to do is the actual 10 mile, Starkey Loop that's on all the maps. So far, both times, the trails have been either gone, poorly marked, or not marked at all. Beautiful hike though.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Went two days in a row with my 10yr old son. This is the first we've tried hiking and we're hooked! Thank you Starkey Park. You're now on our belt notch as completed mark trails. We'll definitely come back to explore a little off trail sooner then later.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

This is an excellent hike. I live nearby and I hike it all the time with my dog. The map however is no longer accurate. If you are on the northern section, returning from east to west, the dashed line in the middle (currently shows the number 5 in red below the track) is the actual trail. The sharp right turn shown may have been a trail at one time but it is no longer there. I tried to trace it but it petered out within 100 meters. This means that the easternmost section of the trail actually a lollipop, bringing you back to have to walk at least a short section that you have already been on. If you are at the junction that is the western end of dashed line connecting trail (which "should" be a solid red line) there is another junction about 215 meters to the west that is clearly marked as on the "3 Mile Loop". Go north on this and it will take you back to the northern section of the trail. The good news is that, when you come to where the false turn is, the trail is clearly marked. Just follow the orange blazes and the sign that says "Hiking Trail". I hope this hasn't confused anyone.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I live in area, so use this trail a lot. Most hiking I do is out West and my 4 star rating is very relative to the area. This is a really nice paved trail for cyclists, walkers, joggers, rollerbladers, etc. This park goes through the sandy palmetto woods in this part of Florida. I saw probably 20 gophers today and have seen snakes a few times on the trail. It's a great trail for cyclists but okay for hiking, just extremely hot from May to November.

Monday, October 28, 2013

easy open trails. I ran the hiking area so the lose sand it tough if your not used to it

Sunday, December 30, 2012

popular and at times crowded for hiking . . . . not much in the way of solitude

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Love this park and have been here often. It is pretty hot here right now and very wet. My daughter and I did not do the entire trip mentioned in the description but we did have a nice 8 mile hike together.


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