Hiking Spree 2017

Although the Hiking Spree has ended for now, you can still enjoy the trails found below year-round. Look for a new Hiking Spree to start this fall.

Get up, get out, and discover Hillsborough County's wild side during the Hiking Spree! Take a solo trip into the tranquility of nature, or hike with friends and make it a healthy and fun group activity. Each trail is a unique way to explore outdoor Florida and earn your very own prize.

Hiking Spree is supported by Friends of the County Parks.

Hiking Spree trails

Hike at least 8 of our 20 designated trails. Hiking can take place on your own or during a guided event. Trails are ranked by class and severity.

Trail Classes: A-All Purpose, B-Basic, C-Primitive; Ratings: 1-Easy, 2-Moderate, 3-Strenuous. 

Click on the trails below to learn more

6105 E. Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: All People's Fitness
Miles: .40
Class: A
Rating: 1
10243 Elbow Bend Road Riverview, FL 
Side of the County: East
Trail: River Bend
Miles: 1.7
Class: C
Rating: 2
2469 Patrinostro Rd. Plant City, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: Central Loop
Miles: 4.3
Class: C
Rating: 3
12181 E. Bay Rd. Gibsonton, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: Scrub Jay
Miles: 3.5
Class: C
Rating: 3
6920 E. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: Hammock Run or Boardwalk
Miles: 2.1
Class: A
Rating: 2
3932 Lithia Springs Rd. Lithia, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: Miles: 3.0
Class: C
Rating: 3
13330 Morris Bridge Rd. Thonotosassa, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: Bald Cypress or Boardwalk
Miles: 1.5
Class: A/B
Rating: 2
901 6th SE Ruskin, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: Quiet Pines
Miles: 1.2
Class: A
Rating: 1
717 N. Dover Rd. Dover, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: Highline
Miles: 1.5/3.25
Class: B
Rating: 2
13305 Balm Boyette Rd. Riverview, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail:Boggy Creek
Miles: 3.5
Class: C
Rating: 3
707 S. Miller Rd. Valrico, FL
Side of the County: East
Trail: Rolling Acres Fitness
Miles: .40
Class: A
Rating: 2
Side of the County: Any
Trail: Anywhere
Miles: Your choice
Class: Your choice
Rating: N/A
4910 Gunn Hwy. Tampa, FL
Side of the County: West
Trail: Killdeer
Miles: .30
Class: A
Rating: 1
18000 Lizards Trail Rd. Tampa, FL
Side of the County: West
Trail: Deer Run
Miles: 1.7
Class: C
Rating: 2
9010 N. Mobley Rd. Odessa, FL
Side of the County: West
Trail: Magnolia
Miles: 2.4
Class: B
Rating: 3
7020 Lutz Lake Fern Rd. Odessa, FL
Side of the County: West
Trail: Upper Tampa Bay (South to 1.9 mile marker and return)
Miles: 2.0
Class: A
Rating: 2
15550 Spring Pine Dr. Tampa, FL
Side of the County: West
Trail: Owls Fitness
Miles: .45
Class: A
Rating: 1
8001 Double Branch Rd. Tampa, FL
Side of the County: West
Trail: Bobcat and Eagle
Miles: 1.0
Class: B
Rating: 1
1802 Sinclair Hills Lutz, FL
Side of the County: West
Trail: Hardwood
Miles: 1.1
Class: B
Rating: 2
10314 Wilsky Blvd. Tampa, FL
Side of the County: West
Trail: Upper Tampa Bay (Wilsky Blvd. to Rocky Creek Preserve
Miles: 1.8/3.6
Class: A
Rating: 2

 

All People's Life Center Alafia Scrub Blackwater Creek Golden Aster Lettuce Lake Lithia Springs Morris Bridge Ruskin/Beaudette Sydney Dover Triple Creek Valrico Beacon Meadows Cypress Creek Lake Rogers Lutz Lake Fern Trailhead Northdale Upper Tampa Bay Park Violet Cury Wilsky Trailhead

Safety

  • Please dress appropriately and bring plenty of water.
  • Trail Classes: A-All Purpose, B-Basic, C-Primitive
  • Ratings: 1-Easy, 2-Moderate, 3-Strenuous

Rewards

Hikers who complete 8 trails will receive a brass hiking shield or hiker patch. In order to receive your completion medallion or patch, bring this completed form to one of the following Hillsborough County Parks’ facilities:

  • All People's Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL 33617
  • Branchton Regional Offices, 15502 Morris Bridge. Rd. Thonotosassa, FL 33592
  • Bell Creek Preserves, 10940 McMullen Rd. Riverview, FL 33569
  • Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park, 8001 Double Branch Rd. Tampa, FL 33635

Or send it by mail to:

HCPRD Hiking Spree
All People's Life Center
6105 E. Sligh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617