Little Manatee River overnighter - Member Hike

Hike Name: Little Manatee River overnighter
Country: United States
State: Florida
Nearby Town: Ruskin
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: Little Manatee River State Park off hwy 301 south of Ruskin Florida
Total Hike Distance: 7.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Main Trailhead
Trails Used: Little Manatee River Loop Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: None
Contact Information: Little Manatee River State Park
Florida Trail Association
Best Season: Winter, Spring
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: This is a very scenic loop hike near Tampa off the Little Manatee River. It meanders through a varied habitat. I hike this trail a few times a year. This trip I spent overnight in Feb( I think) of 2004. We had endured our bad hurricane season and the trail had been just recently reopened. This trip we had a few wet crossings. A bridge that crosses a creek was submerged and I had to ferry my daughter over, hoping I would not step off the bridge. We had an exciting cottonmouth encounter at another wet crossing.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Little Manatee River overnighter - November 23, 2010 Trip Report November 23, 2010 4 stars 4 hours yrudd


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