Best walking trails in Sarasota, Florida

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Explore the most popular walking 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 walking trails in Sarasota, Florida
Top trails (20)
#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 - Rothenbach Park Loop
Rothenbach Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#3 - William S Boylston Nature Trail
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
Note: As of June 2020, the top half of the tower is closed. This trail is prone to flooding and may close when water levels are high. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#4 - Nathan Benderson Park Loop
Sarasota, Florida
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#5 - Heron's Nest Nature Park Loop
Heron's Nest Nature Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
#6 - Celery Fields Loop
Sarasota, Florida
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 24 m
#7 - 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
#8 - Mossy Hammock, Myakka Hiking Trail Loop
Myakka River State Park
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
One of the oldest and largest state parks, Myakka protects one of the state´s most diverse natural areas. The Myakka River, designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. Visitors can enjoy wildlife viewing from a boardwalk that stretches out over the Upper Myakka Lake, then take to the treetops with a stroll along the canopy walkway.Show more
#9 - Lido Key Beach Walk
South Lido County Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 36 m
This lovely beach walk has ample parking and some picnic areas. Sections may be closed occasionally for dredging.Show more
#10 - Siesta Key Beach
Siesta Beach Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
The beach walk starts near the east end of the beach, runs along the volleyball courts towards the ocean and then hooks right and proceeds for another 1.2 miles before turning back. Gorgeous white sand beach that is often considered the most beautiful beach on the world. Show more
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