Hiking The Paynes Creek State Park

The 18th most popular hiking trail in Florida.

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East of Tampa and south of Bartow, the Paynes Creek State Park has 8 short hiking trails that can be used to form various loops.

To reach the Paynes Creek State Park, follow US17 to Bowling Green and follow the signs at Main Street east to Lake Branch Road and the park.

Overall, Paynes Creek State Park is the 18th most popular hiking trail of all 43 hikes in Florida. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Paynes Creek State Park including Caladesi Island State Park, Arbuckle Tract Trail and Alafia River State Park.

Paynes Creek State Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  PCSP (863) 375–4717; Florida Visitor Information (850) 488-5607.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Florida" from Timothy Okeefe

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here https://floridadep.gov/parks/

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  11558

Paynes Creek State Park Hiking Map


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