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Barrier-Free Nature Trail

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short but lovely loop to learn more about the area.


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Overview

Located directly across from the park headquarters, the loop was specifically designed for accessibility. The wide, flat path is a self-guided interpretive trail with signage, benches, and highlights of all the best parts of Fort De Soto Park.

Runner Notes

A bit short, but you can always add on some miles on the Fort De Soto Recreational Trail.

Description

For families or beginners looking for a quick run, the Barrier-Free Nature Trail is one of the best options in the park.

Starting across from the park headquarters, the wide, well-maintained trail heads into the woods. Along the way, be sure to check out the interpretive signs or take a break on one of the benches along the trail to soak in the scenery.

The trail loops out near the beach and Tampa Bay before heading back toward the trailhead. You can add another loop if you want some additional time on the trail or head to the beach for some relaxation on the white sand that Fort De Soto is famous for.

History & Background

History buffs will enjoy checking out the nearby historic site of Fort De Soto.

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Kristen Arendt

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Fort De Soto Park
Mar 26, 2020 near Tierra…, FL
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Mar 26, 2020 near Tierra…, FL

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