Best lake trails in Sarasota, Florida

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Explore the most popular lake trails near Sarasota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of lake trails in Sarasota, Florida
Top trails (7)
#1 - Lake Myakka Trail
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
Myakka River State Park has multiple trails located in Sarasota, Florida The trails are good for all skill levels and their is something for everyone from walking to fishing, kayaking/canoeing, bikes, birding, running, camping, horses are allowed on certain trails. MYAKKA'S WORLDS BIGGEST AIR BOATShow more
#2 - Nathan Benderson Park Loop
Sarasota, Florida
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#3 - Deep Hole Trail
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Note: Visitors need to obtain a permit to access this trail, which leads to the gator-filled Deep Hole area of Myakka River State Park. Permits are limited to 30 per day and are distributed at the park’s ranger station at the front gate. Permits are handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, which means anyone interested in hiking this trail should consider arriving at the park when it opens at 8 am.Show more
#4 - Myakka All Weather Road Loop
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
#5 - Arlington Park Nature Loop
Arlington Park and Aquatic Center
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
This is a fully paved path through a neighborhood park which takes users by a small pond with several species of birds. The path is well lit for use after dark. Show more
#6 - Ringling Estate Loop
Sarasota, Florida
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 49 m
This path takes visitors through the main points of the luxurious Ringling Estate in Sarasota, Florida, which belonged to famous circus magnate and businessman John Ringling and his wife Mable. There is a $5 fee to access this trail.Show more
#7 - Myakka Campground Trail
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m