Looking for a great trail near Tampa, Florida? AllTrails has 17 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 Lettuce Lake Regional Park or AIDS Memorial Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 15 easy trails in Tampa ranging from 0.7 to 16.2 miles and from 3 to 59 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
10 days ago

i would recommend this trail for picnic, biking and jogging. Also there is a parking fee $2

Really easy trail, despite it being a bit muddy and some standing water in a few places. Looking forward to going back once it's dry. Deeper into the trail, there was a fair amount of trash. Seems like it's used as a hideout spot for teens and young adults - if you get what I mean.

Currently underwater. Barely made it out past the boardwalk and had wet socks and shoes. Don't recommend going after a rainfall.

Nice shade, great nature, lots of animal sightings, peaceful

most of the nature trails are flooded but!... saw three gator babies.

This was a bit of an impromptu hike; just felt the urge to go check it out and explore, which is why I went down some side trails. I'm going to try and dump as much information as possible. It's rained just about every day the past week, so the trails are wet. Close to 90% of the trails had water on them; several places being ankle deep, and a few even going shin deep. My feet were soaked for all 7 miles of the hike. The Blue Trail is very well marked, with blazes within eyesight of each other. The Yellow Trail has a few posts with hiking placards, but those posts are not colored, nor are there any tree blazes. With several side trails in this area, be sure to look out for those posts. The Red Trail is a simple out-and-back spur, but also lacks any blazes. The only notice is the single post with the hiking placard and red paint at the trailhead. What is interesting is that there are no official maps online with the Yellow and Red trails, only the blue. But the kiosk at the parking lot shows all three on a map. Considering the poor state of the trails with overgrowth (granted it is summer and it's been raining), I get the impression that the Yellow and Red trails are not a concern for the county. A note on the side trails; be careful not to get lost and turned-around on these. All of the trails are just old two-track maintenance roads, so they criss-cross in a few places. When the water level goes down, I might try to map out some more of these side trails. Overall, a bit of a disappointment really. It's a well preserved area, but there's not much to see and probably will not get the care it needs to develop into a good set of trails. (Parking lot closes at 5pm, but trails are open until sunset.)

road biking
1 month ago

Nice view!

road biking
1 month ago

Great trail. Marked very well with lots of other road bikers around as well as joggers/ skaters/ etc. Plenty of shade at different points. Rode the full 14 miles (7 one way & 7 back) so it is true to its listed distance.

easy ride on a nice paved path. Saw a good size black snake. Follow map carefully. I didn't and got turned around at about 8 miles out. I rode halfway back before I realized it. Lots of shade and rest areas along the way.

Great park, canoeing is available at main entrance. Very peaceful and lots of wildlife.

walking
1 month ago

Great way to see the beauty of Tampa.

hiking
1 month ago

Weird area to get to but has a cute fenced in dog area on the beach. It’s mostly a park that has frisby golf and a little part of a beach but not much for hiking.

hiking
closed
over grown
washed out
1 month ago

The trail is not laid out, there is no actual “trail” The little bit of area that has a walk path was overgrown with trees and flooded where you can’t even walk down it. The only good thing about going here is if you’re trying to have a get together and you want to use one of the pavilions. Won’t be going back.

A wonderful little hike and was even able to bring my toddler boys with me. it was a lot of fun because we were able to see a lot of wildlife including a few alligators.

road biking
2 months ago

the trail had a detour for a few months to repair some of the pavement and that is clear as of june 22, 2019.

trail running
2 months ago

The only drawback is the lack of shade, this trail is well maintained and great for runners who want to see some nature without worrying about tripping over tree roots. There is also cold water every two miles making it an ideal training trail in hot summer month.

To locate the trailhead simply turn right out of the parking lot located on Lizard's Tail. Walk until you reach New Tampa Blvd. Turn right and walk on the sidewalk until you reach the yellow street sign indicating a left turn ahead. The sign has a posted speed limit of 30 mph on it. Can't miss it. Look right and you will see an opening in the fence. This is the trailhead. Enjoy your hike...

hiking
2 months ago

Plenty of shade, clean trails. Well marked. Saw rangers a few times filling up COLD drinking water coolers. Safe. Nice bird watching.

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely

Amazing wildlife. Beautifull trail.

very easy walk. plenty of nice views and lots of stuff to learn. boardwalk is really nice, provides a look into many areas otherwise couldn't be seen. saw turtles, birds, a gator, and the cutest baby raccoons on the walk! loved the peace and quiet here because nature has plenty of beautiful sounds worth listening to that LLP provides. not many people today because of the rain. I recommend visiting in the rain for its a different experience worth having. would and will do again.

$2 parking. There is an inner paved loop with cold water provided by the park approximately every 3 miles. There are also off road trails connecting to Trout Creek and Morris Bridge Parks. These trails are all maintained by SWAMP volunteers. https://www.swampmtbclub.com/wilderness-park

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

on Otter Loop

2 months ago

Great easy trail for all ages, and pets! The Florida State Bird (mosquitos) are prevalent, so bug stuff is necessary, as is sun goop and water.

wt? why is there no parking at the trailhead? please advise... where to park to start?

very nice and quiet and that was on a weekend!

hiking
4 months ago

We loved it! We saw manatee, jumping fish and birds fishing!!

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