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Spoonbill Trail and Osprey Loop

Bradenton, Florida



5.8 miles

Elevation Gain

167 ft

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Spoonbill Trail and Osprey Loop in Bradenton, Florida, offer a unique hiking experience. The trail spans approximately 5.8 miles, with a moderate difficulty level, making it suitable for hikers of varying skill levels. The trail is well-marked and maintained, with clear paths and occasional benches for rest. The Spoonbill Trail is known for its proximity to the Manatee River, providing hikers with views of the water and the opportunity to spot local wildlife, including the trail's namesake, the spoonbill bird. The Osprey Loop, on the other hand, is a shorter trail that winds through a dense forest of oak and pine trees, with a small creek running alongside it. Hikers are advised to wear sturdy shoes due to the trail's uneven terrain and to bring water and sun protection, as parts of the trail are exposed. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to visit is during the cooler months of November through March. The Spoonbill Trail and Osprey Loop offer a unique opportunity to explore Florida's diverse landscapes and wildlife.
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