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William Boylston Nature Trail

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 4.4 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A weaving, soft trail through the forest with access to the beautiful Canopy Walkway!


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.4

KM

100%

Runnable

42' 13 m

High

35' 11 m

Low

12' 4 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Park is open from 8am to sunset. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle.

Overview

The Nature Trail is a great, weaving trail through the forest which accesses Myakka's famous Canopy Walkway which towers above the trees.

Need to Know

Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail, but they are not allowed on the Canopy Walkway.

Description

The trail is a loop so it can be taken in either direction. There are a variety of interpretive signs throughout to introduce you to the flora and fauna of the area. There are two small bridges that you'll cross over and multiple mini-spur trails to view small ponds where wading birds, including roseate spoonbills, may be feeding.

Using the Canopy Walkway can allow you to run figure-eights of the trail or even just use this as a warm-up for any of the much longer trails in this beauty-filled state park. The walkway features a series of 100 stairs and climbs up into the forest canopy, allowing you gain a different vantage point.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, turkey, and a variety of birds.

Contacts

Land Manager: Myakka River State Park

Shared By:

Steve Creech

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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Eventually, all points merge into one...
Feb 19, 2018 near Lake Sa…, FL
A walk among the canopy at Myakka River State Park
Feb 19, 2018 near Lake Sa…, FL
Looking up at one of the towers and bouncy footbridge connecting the two towers. Climb all the way to the top for panoramic views.
Jan 21, 2020 near Lake Sa…, FL
Mid August 2020 wild hog
Aug 14, 2020 near Lake Sa…, FL

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