Hike the Alafia River State Park Trail

Alafia State Park Trailhead

Lush Florida landscape unfolds all around you on this relatively short but challenging hike that features swamp life and a shimmering lake.

The Alafia Trail is a 3.6 mile loop is a very scenic way to get your heart pumping. The bright and lush vegetation will keep you intrigued all along the way. This trail is frequented not only by hikers but also mountain bikers, so be prepared to share the trail one way or another. It would be wise to pack water and sun protection for this hike!

Photos: JHEar1e, Global Reactions

Pack List

  • Water
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
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RT Distance 3.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 75 Feet
Activities Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife

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Beautiful, easy trails

My boyfriend and I hiked here for our two year anniversary, and it was absolutely beautiful. However, many people know that it is, so it was more crowded here than we would have preferred for some quiet time in nature: Nevertheless, we had a great time walking around and watching the birds and the water. And there's a perfect little spot under a tree that's right above the water, making for a great picnic place. This is more of a walking trail than a hiking trail, but there are some really cool trees to climb.


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