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very clean and nice hiking trails

trail running
1 month ago

Excellent little park which is well-maintained. There are several marked trails as well as side trails which keep things interesting for multiple visits. The main Red trail is roughly 75% under shade trees and 25% in the open. The Blue trails are bypasses from the Red trail which keep one under shade and away from the lakeshore; definitely recommended as I’ve encountered a variety of snakes while running closer to the lake. All in all a great park!

Came here on a Wed. There were 2 other cars in the lot but we didn't see any other people while hiking. Let me first say that the red trail + dogs = gator bait, does it not? Floridians would know to stay alert but visitors from other states may not realize. Even though it's very dry this week and the lake level is not at all high, it still made me nervous not being able to see past the tall weeds on the lake side of the trail. Luckily, there are multiple places where you can walk away from the lake through the woods to meet up with either the blue or green trails. These provide a lovely hike through the woods and makes for a nice relaxing day. There are places where these trails run along a fence parallel with the road but there are places where the trails cross and you can meander in and out of the woods as you prefer without getting lost. The trails are marked often and are of medium width. Not quite wide enough for a 4 wheel vehicle but you're also not pushing tree branches out of your way to get through either. Overall a nice experience. I would go back as this trail is close to home.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice little trail! It's a weekday so I pretty much had the whole park to myself.

easy but nice views of the lake

hiking
8 months ago

walking
10 months ago

This is the most dog friendly trail we've been on in Florida. There's even a nice water bowl right by the Igloos. We didn't see any wildlife but that's really OK. Great casual hike and also a spot for camping. Can't wait to come back.

walking
11 months ago

one of my ultimate favorite trails. quiet. canopied trees. nature's creatures. a great walk around the lake with some varied trails. I always feel like no matter how many times I go here every time Im here it's like the first time. greatness!

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Overall nice walk around a big lake. About half the walk was shaded. There are water stations along the way one even had a doggy bowl waiting for those who walk their dogs. The trail is well cleared and marked along the way. We didn't see allot of wildlife this time out but it was quiet and not allot of traffic for a Saturday morning. Also there are benches every 1/8 mile or so and places with picnic tables and overheads as well. So bring a lunch! We had a great time here!

Monday, March 20, 2017

This is a beautiful trail! I don't know why it's rated as moderate, it was really easy. Beautiful views of the lake and nice wide trails.

hiking
Friday, February 24, 2017

I like most aspects of this trail especially some of the lake views. It is a little noisy due to it proximity to county roads. Otherwise a gem for hiking. Nice picsnic areas as well.

hiking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

This is one of the first trails my husband showed me when we first started dating. I was not yet an outdoorsy type girl, and this trail kicked my butt. After that I was hooked on this hiking thing. We recently went back and it was still a moderately challenging trail, and I loved it as much as I did the first time.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

pretty but not the best trail to run on.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great park just outside tampa. 2 dollars to park but great for dogs! Park manager puts out water and Dog watering stations too! A bit muddy in spots but can easily walk around the muddy areas.

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beautiful hidden Park really close to the westchase/Citrus Park area. Many activities are possible including hiking, canoeing, bike riding, etc.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beautiful trail with lots of wildlife wildflowers and berries

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I loved this park. I have lived here my whole life and never been here until today. It was hot out but the trail was nicely shaded and to my surprise not really any mosquitos. It was muddy in certain areas from the down pour the day before but not to bad. The trail was maintained well and signage was great. one of the best things was the water stations filed with ice cold water and a dog bowl for the pups. We did the loop around the entire lake twice to get more mileage. I will definitely be back to this park!

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

A hidden gem in the town N country/Westchase area/Citrus Park. Beautiful walk or hike, close to city but feels like you are away on a forest. Lovely for hiking, camping, or biking.

walking
Monday, July 28, 2014

Fun, easy walk around an attractive lake trail that's perfect for little kids or those who benefit from a flat, nicely established and maintained trail.

hiking
Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nice trail for day hikes, looked like fishing might be good but didn't bring pole this time. Good trail for kids. Will return.

paddle sports
Monday, March 05, 2012

Bring your kayak

hiking
Friday, June 03, 2011

Nice trail around a very beautiful lake. I really enjoy this hike has very nice views of the lake it surrounds. Also good place to do some fishing at.

hiking
Sunday, February 13, 2011

Very beautiful park!! :)

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