Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve

Bird Watching Walking Trails Hiking Trail

A majority of preserves and some parks are now open. Visit the Closures & Reopenings page for more info.

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Location and Hours


10243 Elbow Bend Road
Riverview, FL 33578


Sunrise to Sunset


(813) 672-7876


Upcoming temporary closures due to parking lot improvements

This preserve will be temporarily closed on July 7, and again on July 15 while we make improvements to the parking lot. It will re-open on the following days. For more information and updates, please call the administrative office at (813) 672-7876.


This 80-acre nature preserve includes diverse habitats, including hammock, scrub, creeks, ravines, shoreline and tidal marsh. Marked hiking trails include a 0.8-mile loop and a 1.3-mile loop. A scenic overlook on the Alafia River is a half-mile from the trailhead. Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve was purchased by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) in 1998 with funding assistance from the Florida Communities Trust.

Preserve and Trails Map

Alafia Scrub Management Plan


  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Walking Trails