Rocky Creek Trails Nature Preserve
Location and Hours
$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.
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