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Where Can I Go Hiking Around Tampa?

Local Parks and Walking Trails in Tampa Bay 

We all can admit that this year has been a weird one and many of us are looking for ways to clear our heads. Whether it be a new hobby, trying a new activity, or finding a place to let our minds wander, a great place to start is by adventuring through the great outdoors. The Tampa Bay area is full of beautiful walking and hiking trails and local parks that will bring you peace of mind the next time you seek solace.  

If you’re looking to head out for a walk or hike this upcoming weekend, you may be wondering where you can start around Tampa Bay. This guide to local parks and walking trails is here to help.  

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Top-Rated Trails and Hiking Spots Near Pasco County 

Tampa is just a short drive away for those around Pasco County. The Tampa Bay area is full of nature walks and beautiful trails that many locals seek out for their next hiking trip. Below are some of the top-rated trails and hiking spots in the Tampa Bay area near Pasco County.  

Rocky Creek Trails Nature Preserve

Location: 7415 Manhattan Dr, Tampa, FL 33625 

Amenities: Bird Watching, Pets Allowed, Walking Trails 

Eureka Springs Conservation Park

Location: 6400 Eureka Springs Rd, Tampa, FL 33610 

Amenities: Boardwalk, Walking Trails, Room Rental 

Lettuce Lake Conservation Park

Location: 6920 East Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637 

Amenities: Hiking Trail, Bird Watching, Boardwalk, Canoe Rentals, Paved Trail 

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

Location: 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, New Port Richey, FL 34655 

Amenities: Nature Trail, Walking Trail, Bird Watching, Equestrian Trail, Camping Area

Sawgrass Lake Park

Location: 7400 25th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33702 

Amenities: Boardwalk, Nature Trail, Picnic Shelter, Observation Tower 

Cypress Creek Preserve

Location: 18000 Lizards Tail Rd, Tampa, FL 33647 

Amenities: Hiking Trail, Nature Trail, Bird Watching 

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