Alafia River State Park Horseback Riding
The 3rd most popular equestrian trail in Florida.
Thursday 4 August 2016 03:57 GMT
East of Tampa and Brandon, the 6,000 acre Alafia River State Park has miles of trails shared by hikers, bikers and equestrians. As the property was all once phosphate mines and has since been reclaimed it offers terrain not usually seen in Florida.
To reach the trailhead from US75, use Exit 51 (SR60). Head east on SR 60 through Brandon for 12 miles to CR39. Head south on CR39 for 13 miles to the park entrance on the left.
Riders can enjoy a relaxing day of approximately 20 miles of equestrian trails. The horse trails are well marked and wind around lakes, over hills and through wooded areas. The blue trail is a perimeter loop, the white trail runs north and south, the green trail runs east and west, and the yellow trail is an island loop. The equestrian trails would not have been possible without the assistance and dedicated volunteers of the Triple B Riding Club.
Overall, Alafia River State Park is the 3rd most popular horse trail of all 34 horseback rides in Florida. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Alafia River State Park including Croom Horse Trail Network, Arbuckle Tract, Mustang Horse Trail, Walk-In-The-Water Loop and Tillis Hill Recreation Area.