We run guided hikes on behalf of Myakka River State Park on a regular basis. The hikes range in length from two to six miles (2-4 hours), and are largely on established trails, although they are sometimes off-trail.
- Clay Gully/Mossy Hammock Hike
- Power Line/Ranch House Loop
- All Weather/Horse Trail Loop
- Deep Hole Hike
The Myakka River is designated as a Florida Wild and Scenic River, and it flows through 58 square miles of wetlands, prairies, hammocks, and pinelands. The park´s river and two lakes provide ample opportunities for hiking, among other recreational activities. Within the park, you can explore large expanses of rare Florida dry prairie. The park is easily accessible, located nine miles east of Sarasota on State Road 72.
There are a variety of hikes available in the park, including the popular hike to Deep Hole, which is known for its many alligators. You can download a map of Myakka River State Park hiking trails here.