While Tampa and Hillsborough County is thought of as an urban center along the north shore of Tampa Bay, it has a growing number of natural lands protecting drainages into the water supply of the region, including linear areas along the Hillsborough, Little Manatee, and Alafia Rivers, all of which have hiking trails. Special protection has been accorded upland areas, too, with more scrub habitats now under protection.
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- Life is Wild: An Invitation (12/7/2014) - A long hike changes you. Win tickets to a Florida screening of the movie Wild, featuring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Tegus establish a foothold in Florida (7/31/2014) - It's big. It's colorful. And it's the newest non-native species to establish breeding populations in Florida. Meet the black and white tegu.
- Hiking Tampa’s Oak Ridge (2/6/2014) - It was the lack of blazes that caught my eye. Especially at intersections. Here and there, we’d find a diamond marking the route that the equestrian trails followed. But with Lenny leading the way, we simply followed. The Oak Ridge Tract of Lower Hillsborough River Wilderness Area is another in a vast patchwork of lands […]