Located in Florida, the hiking in Tampa is known for four scenic hikes. The best Tampa hiking based on popularity are considered to be Arbuckle Tract Trail, Paynes Creek State Park, Caladesi Island State Park, and Alafia River State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Tampa hiking trail below.
Southeast of Tampa and Frostproof in Polk County, the Arbuckle Tract Trail (aka Reedy Creek Trail) is great for overnight and day hikes along ridge above Reedy Creek, Lake Arbuckle shore, and through rosemary, pine, and scrub oak on ancient sand dunes. This is also a 20 mile section of the Florida Trail.
East of Tampa and Brandon, the 6,000 acre Alafia River State Park has miles of trails also shared with mountain bikers and equestrians. As the property was all once phosphate mines and has since been reclaimed, it now offers terrain not usually seen in Florida.