Looking for a great trail near Plant City, Florida? AllTrails has 5 great walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Alafia River State Park or Hillsborough River State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Alderman Ford Park or Courier Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Plant City ranging from 3.3 to 9.9 miles and from 52 to 108 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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23 hours ago

beautiful place for family time. lots of huge trees.

2/9/19. We found this trail to be very very nice. It was muddy in some spots and at one point we could not complete the full loop because there was so much water covering the entire trail. After the initial path, the trails were very wide and mostly shaded and well-maintained. The trails were a little confusing at a few points but we had this app which helped. The changes in elevation due to phosphate mining years ago made this a nice change to your typical southwest Florida trails.

2 months ago

due to weather the boardwalk has been tornapart and you can only walk a quarter mile out.you will see part of the boardwalk in the lake and the observation tower you cannot reach.

great hike for Hillsborough county. It's not fancy or awe inspiring, but a great Preserve for local Flora and fauna. if you take both red and yellow trails, it's 6.4 miles.

I went on the first trail in the beginning of the park to the right and it is so far my favorite trail in this area so many fun up and down hills

I came to do some Geocaching in the preserve. Once you got off the short access trail from the trailhead by the ballfields, the trails were nice and wide and well maintained. Most trails were numbered but I did not have a map to help me know one trail from another. The elevation change in the area was quite unique for Florida. I later discovered that this area used to be phosphate mines which helped explain the topography. Mostly under tree cover except the north area along the railroad tracks. I did about 10 miles in the park and found it quite enjoyable on a mild October day.

Great trail! It is marked hard, probably due to the amount of water you might end up hiking through, if it's the summer. In parts of the trail, water will easily reach close to your knees. Very beautiful trail.

Cool trail... but beware of horseflies during summer months.

Trail was very thick in the beginning with a lot of trees and bushes on the trail, however only about 5 minutes in, it opens up. The problem with this trail is rain. About a mile in, you’ll come across a bridge with a river below. Normally this river is fine but whenever it rains it overflows very quickly. The water was right up to the bridge and the rest of the path was flooded. Had to turn back. Looks like a good trail but you should hike it when it hasn’t rained in over a week.

great walk. wet feet. lots of contour, variety, and wildlife. we even saw a corral snake.

Love this trail. enough sun and shade. couple places to rest and get a drink. No facilities is probably the only reason not 5 stars

My favorite trail in the Hillsborough County area. Located just north of Alderman Ford Park, sharing a parking lot with the baseball fields, (to the left when you pull into the lot) this is truly a hidden gem of a hike. What more could you ask for in Florida? A varied terrain of hills, scrub and marsh on a wide, well maintained trail. There is a beautiful camp site with a working pitcher pump next to a nice pond. We saw deer, hogs, wood peckers, hawks and a nice size black snake. We hiked 10.5 miles on this trail but you could easily shorten it or extend it with a few added turns. While we were dry the whole trail, I can see this being a wet walk if it was rainy season, so keep that in mind.

If you are in the area, don’t miss this one for a true Fla trail experience.

Love it. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Nice secluded flat trail that offers a variety of Florida style views. Palmetto groves, cypress domes, tall grass prairie land and a beautiful creek spot. Would definitely recommend for hiking, walking and trail running.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Awesome trails! Beautiful spot! $2.00 to get in the park. Many trails, you can spend an entire day there!!!

Great views!

Honestly, my favorite trail in this part of Florida. Tons of wildlife, elevation change, and different terrains.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Awesome park! Great for kids!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Nice flat trail! Mostly open fields with a relaxing covered area by the river!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Difficult to find trails here. There was a short trail beyond a small entrance way near the front of the park. It had some beautiful views!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Awesome trail, definitely worth checking out the river!

Walked this trail for the first time August 12. It had been raining most everyday so the trail has fairly tall grass the entire length of the trail since its been impossible to mow. As a result you must wade in a couple places on the trail. It's a nice trail and fairly well marked. Recommend long pants even in summer with the tall grass as ticks were a fairly big problem. Had to stop two times in the 4 mile trek to pick them off. But it is a nice trail and I will definitely hike it again

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

love this park!

I had an awesome time hiking the Alafia River Corridor yesterday! Some solid Florida hiking in my opinion. The entrance is true to the location shown on Google Maps. It is just north of Alderman's Ford Park on the right when heading north. It appears to be the entrance for baseball fields, but the woods to the north reveal a Hillsborough County park sign. It indicated the land was dog friendly as well, which was great for hiking with furry friends.

The hike began somewhat constrained on a narrow trail through the woods then crossing the Alafia River. After about 30 minutes, the trail opened to a field with options to explore numerous paths. There was plenty of space to get lost for a while. Signage was ok, but the trail was true to the SWFWM map for the area.

I saw a toooon of wildlife, including a black snake, rabbit, two armadillos, four turtles, a deer, and four boar. Pretty amazing, though admittedly startling.

Overall, the hike was a solid one! The bugs were manageable; there was plenty of tree cover depending on one's route; tons of open space for a long walk; and well-maintained trails. Just bring plenty of water! There were limited options for filtering.

Not sure why it's rated hard. Flat, wide trail. It was cool and pleasant. It is probably incredibly hot during summer as the entire hike is unshaded. Very peaceful.

Great hike, lots of shade, very quiet, bugs were not bad at all, saw some gopher tortoises. Hiked about 2.5miles in, then turned around and came back. Only reason I give 4 instead of 5 stars is the markings aren't great where there are splits in the trail, so following on a map or GPS helps rather than relying on markings or signs.

Good walk on what are essentially fire roads. The river spot is a hidden gem. Worked out to be 4.7 miles when you include the side path to the river.

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