Little Manatee River State Park
ElevationAscent: 137' 42 m
Descent: -137' -42 m
High: 50' 15 m
Low: 1' 0 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“This is still the best trail in the area. You never get tired of running it!”— tom kamprath
The south leg of the trail goes along the north bank of the Little Manatee River for stretches. The western portion of the south leg gets swampy and can be underwater during rainy times. The trail crosses Cypress Creek twice. Cypress Creek is a tributary. There are bridges over the streams and some wet areas, but other areas can be under water or quite muddy when there is much rain.
The northern leg of the trail is generally higher and drier, but there are still a couple of spots that can be wet. There is a primitive campground with one site off the north leg of the trail.
The nice part about this trail is how it varies along its length. It makes for an interesting run and does not get boring.
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Land Manager: Florida State Parks - Little Manatee River State Park