Day Hike! Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve


With all the recent heavy rain, many of our favorite off the beaten tracks along Morris Bridge rd are under water again....So let's do the Alafia tract!

Expect 9- 10 miles... mostly shade on very easy well groomed tread, but there will be a couple of  sections in the sun.  Restrooms and water at the trailhead. 

Please be sure of your conditioning level and ability to hike this distance.

Parking lot for this trailhead is shared with Pinecrest Little League... In order to avoid user conflicts with the Little League parents, I am suggesting that as many of us as possible park outside the fenced area along the road.  The shoulder is wide and firm. You will see my Subaru out there and will have a couple of FTA events signs.   

our probable counterclockwise loop.......

Please be sure of your conditioning level and ability to hike this distance.

Bring 2 liters water, whatever food you need, ground cloth for sitting, bug repellent, any necessary personal items....

This activity is sponsored by the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Trail Association. There is no fee to hike and you need not be an FTA member to participate, but if you regularly enjoy our FTA activities please take a moment to learn more about us and consider becoming an FTA member.

http://www.floridatrail.org/

Lenny

[masked] day of hike

..... quote from WILLIAM BARTRAM, English botanist, commenting on Florida's astonishing natural beauty while on his journey in the 18th century exploring the southern colonies..........

"Whilst I, continually impelled by a restless spirit of curiosity, in pursuit of new productions of nature, my chief happiness consisted in tracing and admiring the infinite power, majesty, and perfection of the great Almighty Creator"


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  • Susan G.

    Gorgeous day! Thanks for a lovely morning outdoors. I am more inclined to travel the distance when there is a great leader. Welcome back Lenny.

    1 · April 6

  • Martin B.

    Great hike! Thanks Lenny.

    2 · April 5

  • Lenny C.

    Delightful day... so glad everyone could come on out. As always, nice to meet new folks and visit with old friends.... The moss draped tree canopy is some of the nicest around...... Come on out and enjoy this trail on your own or with a couple of friends... wish it was closer to New Tampa...

    1 · April 5

  • Dale M.

    We are just getting back into hiking. Hope we didn't slow anyone down. Enjoyed meeting everyone and hope to see you all again soon.

    1 · April 5

    • Lenny C.

      Delighted to have you and Deb join us.

      April 5

  • MJMcPherson

    Most adventurist Sat hike with Lenny. We saw wild animals and wild people !

    1 · April 5

  • MJMcPherson

    Lost

    April 5

  • Andrea G.

    Anyone interested in carpooling from NPR let me know.

    April 2

  • Susan H.

    Oh I would love to go this hike Lenny. Is there a shower in the restroom (jk) so I can make it to Ybor by 4.

    March 31, 2014

    • Lenny C.

      Susan, to the best of my knowledge there are no showers there. The restrooms belong to the Little League complex...

      March 31, 2014

    • Susan H.

      Lenny lol I was kidding. Seriously though, I would love to do the hike but my son is performing in Ybor later in the day and I don't know that we'd be done in time for me to get back to N. Tpa (I'll spare details). Have fun though. Will catch up on another hike :)

      1 · April 1

  • Martin B.

    Welcome back, Lenny! Will you bring any pictures from your trip overseas?

    March 31, 2014

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