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Riverview, Florida Map
5 days ago

beautiful trail. beware of coral snakes. we nearly stepped on one. bring your camera... enjoy!

3/16/2019 This is the second time that we have done this trail. It felt like a whole new trail in a lot of different places because you can really vary it up. You can go as far or as little as you want to. Very dry. Little bit Sandy in some spots but not unbearable. Facilities at the beginning of the trail. Easy parking, easy to get to, very enjoyable. Some spots are not shaded very well… So that is to be considered. Well marked.

Part of the trail was flooded. It was passable through the brush but that caused me to loose the trail for a while. The shorter trails on this trail loop are marked it is only when you get onto the blue trail that the markings become scarce.

Very clean Lots of open field really enjoyed it

Nice & easy, VERY wide trail, few muddy spots where the creek crosses the trail. About a mile of sandy trail but wasn't bad today due to recent rain packing it down.
Ignore the extra bit of road in my recording... I forgot to shut it until I was driving. Hahaaa.

Confusing trail but beautiful. Rained last night (1/20) so part of trail was flooded but we made our way thru. Some parts of trail are narrow so it feels like you're in the woods walking on leaves and pine needles not just sand. Dog loved it! Been driving past this place for years not knowing it was there

2 months ago

Nice trail great for my dog. Plenty of shade. Ran into a few mosquitoes so bring your bug spray.

Bring lots of water

Made 6 miles hike by combining east and west loops. Eastern most end of trail is rough, trail turned up as fire stop it seems. Western most loop is tough to follow without app. Trail sort of disappears into grass field and brambles.
There are marshy areas, I image in the rainy season it will be very wet. Nice diverse scenery just needs a little maintenance.

3 months ago

very nice got to see a few snakes. definitely single track my dog didnt want to walk next to me but had a blast as well.

Nice easy trail with lots of canopy. Trail is mostly covered with leaves and pine needles with boardwalk provided in a few muddy spots. Scenic outpost over river not very scenic.

4 months ago

This place gets a bad rap because folks want groomed trails with signs posted everywhere, blah! I have hiked and biked this area and the most appealing part is that it’s NOT marked. Life is an adventure, go explore! There is actually more than 10 miles of trails throughout the park and preserve to hike. In the dryer months the sand can be deep. In the cooler months you can find a lot of birds to photograph on the two lakes and small pond. There is also a swampy area on the NW side that is teeming with turtles and a small gator - great for photos, but you’ll need a longer lens for them.

4 months ago

everything was great until we reached the service road. It took a while but we finally found where the trail continued. It was hot so we didn't see any wildlife and only a few other people

they have started to run 5K races out there. There are other trails out there which I plan to explore soon. It is best to take an app with the trail on it so you can stay on course. The area has potential. The only problem I have with it is that once you are on the trail there are no short cuts if you need to get off sooner than expected.

on River Bend Trail Loop

5 months ago

Went mid morning for a nature walk. Was a nice and easy trail. Only draw back was once you crossed the service road on way back, the trail wasn’t very apparent so had to turn back and go back the way I came. But was overall a nice trail.

Trail is wide and varies from sand, pavement, and grass with a few potential muddy spots. There was little canopy along the trail. Trail markers were red but there are two places with blue arrows painted on the ground. Follow the blue ground arrows to stay on the red trail.

rain washed out the path from the night before

went the mid morning after rain the evening before and it was flooded out. trail unkept.

rasy trail new markings

Quiet break in the middle of town

This is a very nice trail that was washed out in a few places but overall not in bad shape. It is hard to follow at times but this app was a big help. We are going to use it a lot to train for the Appy Trail in the fall. Break in shoes and get packs adjusted kind of stuff. Wear long pants and long sleeves and put on the bug spray so you can really enjoy it.

My Saturday run
Plenty of canopy cover

Not a terrible trail, there are points where you can get lost but it’s easy to get back on track. Your going to be walking through a lot of marsh and plains when on the trail but you soon enter a forest which is by far the best point on the trail. Terrain was not hard at all however I did get my feet wet from walking in unavoidable marsh water. Overall good trail but nothing that’s going to blow you away.

Nice trail, saw Fox, Snakes, a Rat, Crabs , luminous green lizards! View of river from viewing deck. Not possible to do track with a stroller

Trail was not marked well. Made some wrong turns. Using map on this app helped get back on track. Followed markers and it still sent us in wrong direction. Lot of open grass and sand trails in the sun. Not much in trees.

Small-ish parking, couple picnic tables under cover. Trail starts at north end of picnic area. West end is closed for trail repair (hurricane Erma??). Open grass to walk through tree canopy, to very open LARGE grass area, turned right about 1/2 mile in tree line with a creek crossing. Choose LEFT after you clear the trees, trail leads on to the woods. You have the option to go straight OR turn right for a half loop (did the loop). Either way you will end up in a marsh area which leads back to the woods.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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

Monday, March 05, 2018

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

Friday, March 02, 2018

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.

Double path pretty much the whole way. Almost no shade besides the last half mile stretch. Very sandy trails at some point. Feels like you’re walking at the beach. Not very much to look at. Only saw birds. Very boring trail in my opinion.

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