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Hillsborough River State Park Hike & Lunch

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Endorsed by Curators:
Dec 02 8:30AM - 2:30PM

This hike was rescheduled from 10/7/2017.


Let's explore new trails near Tampa and hike the historic Hillsborough River State Park, one of the original state parks in Florida.

We are hoping to hike 5-8 miles (route and distance subject to change) with trails to include the Banyard, Rapid and Seminole Trails. Please be in good physical condition for this hike. This should not be your first hike.

https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Hillsborough-River


https://www.floridastateparks.org/sites/default/files/Division%20of%20Recreation%20and%20Parks/documents/HILLSBOROUGH%20RIVER%20STATE%20PARK%20MAP_rev6-14.pdf

ABOUT HILLSBOROUGH RIVER STATE PARK

Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's first state parks; this original CCC Park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River with a set of Class II rapids. The river provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking; a canoe/kayak launch is available at parking lot #4. The concession provides canoe, bike and golf cart rentals, breakfast and lunch menus, camping and picnic supplies, and a variety of memorable souvenirs.

The river was named in the late 1700s for Wills Hills, the British Colonial Secretary and Lord Earl of Hillsborough. In the 1930's, during the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), established the area surrounding the river rapids as a public park. Many of the park's structures and the suspension bridge are examples of the CCC style of rustic architecture, in harmony with the natural environment.

WHAT TO BRING

PLEASE BRING: 2 or more liters of water (REQUIRED). RECOMMENDED: Lunch, snacks, insect repellent, sunscreen, rain gear and proper footwear. Parts of the trail will be shaded and parts will be sunny. Depending on weather conditions, the trail can get muddy or wet. The trail will have some elevation changes and roots so a hiking stick may be helpful. Restroom facilities are available at the state park. This hike is considered strenuous level due to distance and elevation changes. Please be in good physical condition.

Carpooling - Encouraged. If you would like to carpool please post a comment.

Park Fees- $6.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle, $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle or Motorcycle. $2.00 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.

DIRECTIONS

The park is located northeast of Tampa. From I-4 West, take exit 14 McIntosh Rd. Turn right (north) on McIntosh Rd., drive 6 miles then right on US 301 north. Continue 2.5-3 miles north, park entrance will be on your left. We will meet Parking lot 3 along the park's main road.

LUNCH (optional)

For those interested, we can grab lunch after the hike.

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