Rocky Creek Trails Nature Preserve

Bird Watching Pets Allowed Picnic Shelters Walking Trails

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Location and Hours


7415 Manhattan Drive
Tampa, FL 33625


Sunrise to Sunset


(813) 672-7876

Entrance Fee

$2 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per vehicle.


This 16-acre nature preserve provides a short wooded detour for pedestrians on the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. No bikes are allowed in the preserve. A wooden footbridge crosses Rocky Creek on this quarter-mile hiking trail. The preserve contains a wooded area bisected by Rocky Creek at the northeast corner of Gunn Highway and Manhattan Avenue. Users may access the Upper Tampa Bay Trail from the parking area. There is a fee to park at this location.

Rocky Creek Preserve Trail Map

Hiking Safety Guidelines

Always be prepared when hiking on nature preserves:

  • Bring plenty of water
  • Download the map
  • Tell someone your plan
  • Wear proper shoes and sun protection
  • Stay on marked trails
  • During the rainy season, many trails will have standing water.
  • If you think you are lost, call us at (813) 672-7876
  • In case of an emergency, call 911


  • Bird Watching
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Walking Trails