With a vast network of trails to choose from, the southern side of the Alafia River Corridor provides multiple routes for hiking and horseback riding.
Bahia Beach Preserve
Winding between a pair of ponds, the short trail at Bahia Beach Nature Preserve provides excellent birding opportunities amid restored habitats with native plants.
Bell Creek Nature Preserve
Weaving through scrubby habitats on an oasis of natural land surrounded by development, Bell Creek Nature Preserve provides a window to Florida’s vanishing landscapes.
Brooker Creek Headwaters
With nearly 4 miles of footpaths adjoining the paved Upper Tampa Bay Trail, Brooker Creek Headwaters explores the rise of a waterway that nourishes Lake Tarpon.
Cockroach Creek Greenway
Surrounded by commercial farming, this rare piece of conserved natural land offers upland loops around a creek feeding Cockroach Bay.
Palatlakaha River Park
Picturesque waters flow between two lakes on a narrow river, immersing visitors who paddle within a corridor of cypress swamp abounding with wildlife.
Rocky Creek Trails Nature Preserve
Adjacent to the to the multi-use Upper Tampa Bay Trail, Rocky Creek Trails Nature Preserve offers a short hiking-only stroll through a surprisingly diverse plant community.