Morris Bridge north of Trout Creek - Member Hike

Hike Name: Morris Bridge north of Trout Creek
Country: United States
State: Florida
Nearby Town: Tampa
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Off Morris Bridge Road near the entrance to Wilderness Park on the east side of the road. There are a couple of unmarked gates where you can park and enter. This is public property managed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFMD). Maps can be found on the SWFMD website but there are alot of unmarked service roads out there.
Total Hike Distance: 20.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: At the gate off Morris Bridge Road
Trails Used: old service roads, horse trails
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Rivers
Management: Other
Contact Information: Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFMD)
Best Season: Winter, Spring
Users: Hikers, Horses
Road Conditions: Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: This tract of land is not a park but is public land open to recreation such as hiking, horsebackriding and camping in some areas. As such, it is not maintained to the level of a state park. The roads are usually mowed but there can be some overgrowth during the summer and high growth times. The area is beautiful lush cabbage palm hammock with cypress and other hardwood. Very few people hike out here. Very isolated, great solitude,



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