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.

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Well marked. Plenty of rest areas. Dog friendly. Can be busy

Great local trail. Downloaded the GPS and had no problems following the 9.7 mile trail.

Very small trail, 2$ to park, couple of tables and we saw some turtles
Don’t go if it’s raining, very muddy l.

beautiful park. I saw tortoises.

An almost gratuitous amount of Horseflys, and the trail was flooded. To be fair it has been raining a lot this past week. I enjoyed the cauldron right in front of the nature trailhead. It was short, but still very beautiful. Would do it again with big spray. Happy Hiking!

Wonderful place to find gopher tortoise walking about.

Great ride into nature but the path could be a touch smoother.

Nice park with beautiful springs, a variety of birds, fish, crabs and gators.

one of my favorite parks, the scenery is awesome and the wildlife we see when we go is a plus. The boardwalk parts of the trail is wheelchair accessible (almost half the trail)

My favorite trail in Pasco County so far. Tons of trails you can take the paved bike trail, which is for PEDs and bikes, and is a straight a hot to Suncoast trail. Or you can take the nature trails depending on what makes you comfortable the hiking trail loops have a 1.9 loop and a 3mile loop and has plenty of signs. There's an equestrian trail, corrals, and a campground for those who have never been. also a small nature trail near a playground for the kids. pretty decent walk can be there for hours.

hiking
7 months ago

Saw turtle. Dog wanted to mark turtle. Saw hawk. Great hike.

nice park to go too

nice park go to and fish

Very short, beautiful trail. Saw some cool tracks. Probably Skunk Ape or Sasquatch.

First time out. Once I found the main hiking trail, it was nice hike. Planning on coming back with my bike to explore more.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great easy trails. Suggest you download trail maps from the SWAMP maps provided on the website. A lot of fun and very well maintained.

hiking
9 months ago

The maps are awful and inaccurate and didn’t even match each other! We were so disappointed in this park. The nature is pretty but we won’t be back.

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty park in the middle of suburbia but hiking trails were poorly marked - another person and myself both lost the easiest trail and ended up on a bike path. The sign posts are knocked down and leaning against trees in a random manner.
Hint: Procur a map from main kiosk, it will help a lot!

My husband and I love this park. It is small but the presence of springs throughout the park makes it special. Beautifully maintained, helpful staff, and it is multi-purpose, too,. It has sections for picnicking, some fishing, and they have a KAYAK/SUP rental as well.

hiking
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great trail for family hike!

mountain biking
Friday, July 07, 2017

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
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Peaceful and great views for picture taking!

hiking
Sunday, February 19, 2017

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

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