Looking for a great trail near Sarasota, Florida? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, trail running trails, 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 in De Soto National Memorial, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like South Lido County Park or Arlington Park and Aquatic Center. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 20 easy trails in Sarasota ranging from 0.6 to 29.7 miles and from 3 to 42 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
13 days ago

Great trail with plenty of scenery and wildlife. Trailhead was a little confusing to find at first but we quickly realized it starts out on the road. Things got a little exciting when we came upon an alligator. Noticed a lot of hog damage on the trail. Plenty of shade made for a nice hike.

hiking
20 days ago

First hike in Florida, way wilder environment than expected. After the first 1/4 mile, three wild pigs went crashing across the trail in front of me. You can be sure I was paying attention after that. Seemed like everywhere I went, I was surprising animals — crashes and splashes in the brush all around. The trail hadn’t been hiked in a while; it was all torn up in places by the pigs, rooting. This trail had everything — amazing live oaks, lakes, swamps, open flood plains, and dense forest, often only three feet wide. Three washed out trail sections to avoid, but even so, up to your laces in water. Will do again, for sure.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful trails + nice overall scenery, but beware poisonous snakes and bob cats

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
1 month ago

Very nice trail. The bridge and canopy overlook are always great.

2011

hiking
2 months ago

Great natural trail with shade and some wildlife. I biked around the trails a few times and they are not rough. Saw a turtle walking along the path.

hiking
2 months ago

Made this hike just at sundown. Spectacular views. The sand was nice and the water warm. Spotted lots of shore birds and dolphins just off shore.

hiking
2 months ago

Came out early saturday morning. Trail is in great shape and alot of fun to run around. Plus having a climb is always good in florida

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

3rd visit to park. Hiked down to the adventure park pavilion and explored some of the trails further into the park. Restrooms at pavilion were clean. Park is well maintained and trails were clear.

This park trail is also part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Bring your binoculars!

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

Second time to this park, this time on a beautiful day. On our second trip, a Saturday, we Walked the one mile loop around the big lake, hereafter named Dragonfly Loop, near the parking lot/boat launch. It was very nice- great breeze and the path was firm and dry. Several families were fishing around the lake and we got to see someone use the boat launch area to go fishing. Afterward, we walked into the park itself and did an additional 1/2 mile loop with noticeably fewer mosquitoes than last time. We did bug spray immediately prior to beginning the hike and none of us were bothered by bugs. The trails were clear and the park is well maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

Great beach but you may want to get there early, especially on weekends or around holidays with nice weather because the parking lots fill up very quickly. lots of beautiful women to look at ;)

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

A man made hill primary used for schools cross country and track teams. It's a pretty nice hill but mostly just goes straight up and levels off, then goes straight down. The trails could have been made much nicer and more of a constant rolling pattern. but they're not. It's a waste of a good hill. Big Cat animal shelter is right next to it so you can hear Lions roaring. Some rocks so it's an ankle twister.

mountain biking
muddy
3 months ago

wet, raining, but fun.

road biking
4 months ago

This place should not come up for road biking!!! We drove an hour only to be told by the ranger, the loop was not suitable for a road bike!!! We left!!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice park with a covered pavilion, bathrooms, and playground in the center. Park has a dog park section, so there is usually a few folks walking their dogs. The heron lake loop is nice- there is a good amount of shade, fewer mosquitoes, with access to the Braden river at various points. It is important to stay alert on these trails as there is a chance of encountering a gator or rattlesnake. The grade is basically flat.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little trail for a quick walk

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Nice, short trail with multiple, easy loop options. Bathrooms were clean. Enjoyed some mountain house apple crisp post hike. There’s an area adjacent to the bathrooms with brick and shell pavers where the benches are to accommodate heating some water.

Great hike with wife and 8-year old daughter. We stayed dry but extremely hot and exposed without cover much of the hike. Several wild hogs seen on trail, and it’s obvious the hogs are doing lots of damage on trail.

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

Service road, sand, some paved road trail; many optional cross trails to mix up the terrain with some shade/woodlands.

This park actually has about 1.3 miles of trails if completely walked. There is a "scrub loop" on the western side of the park behind the gazebo where you can native pines, palms, and a glimpse of the estuary of Phillipi Creek. A paved trail leads you around the historic Edison Keith mansion and servants quarters.

hiking
8 months ago

Not a huge fan of wide open hiking in the long grass, but loved taking a break from the beach to get into nature and work up a sweat. More than half the hike was wide open and in full sun. I was lucky I brought a log sleeve shirt so I wouldn’t get burnt

Drove there today to find it closed on weekdays. This should be added to the website of information. Only open Saturday and Sunday with limited hours.

Super easy trek — the canopy is really cool!

hiking
off trail
8 months ago

Good dry trail

Great trail and beautiful place!

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