Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve - South

Bird Watching Fishing Equestrian Trails Hiking Trail

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Location and Hours


931 Old Welcome Rd.
Lithia, FL 33547


Sunrise to Sunset


(813) 672-7876


Hiking Spree card

Official Hiking Spree Location

Name of trail: Chito Branch Trail
Miles: 6.7
Class: C (Primitive)
Rating: 3 (Strenuous)
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Learn More about the Hiking Spree

The Alafia River Corridor Nature Preserve (ARCNP), is a 4,070 acre preserve located in eastern Hillsborough County. It encompasses lands along the Alafia River east of the Bell Shoals Bridge, extending upstream along the North Prong into Polk County, and along the South Prong to Jameson Road. The preserve contains many different habitat types and also includes areas that were formerly mined for phosphate. The site is home to some listed species including gopher tortoises, eastern indigo snake, American alligator as well as many others.

Trail Map


  • Bird Watching
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pets Allowed
  • Primitive Camping