A linear hiking trail, the Upper Hillsborough River Hiking Trail meanders through pine flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, open fields, oak hammocks, and floodplain forests along the edge of the Hillsborough River basin.
Length: 4.6 miles linear
North Trailhead: 28.259000,-82.114133
South Trailhead: 28.223017,-82.146133
Land Manager: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Be aware of seasonal hunting in the area. Check with FWC and wear blaze orange during hunt dates.
This trail was built and is maintained by the Florida Trail Association Suncoast Chapter. A free permit is required from Southwest Florida Water Management District for camping.
From US 301 in Zephyrhills, take CR 54 east. After 2.4 miles, you reach CR 535 (Chancey Rd). The northern trailhead is another 2.1 miles east on the right, across from CR 35. For the southern trailhead, turn right on CR 535 and drive 2 miles to the trailhead on the left.