Violet Cury Preserve
Location and Hours
Flooded sections of trail
Portions of the trail next to Lake Flynn are deeply flooded. Most of the red trail is not flooded and is accessible for hiking.
There is no parking lot at Violet Cury Nature Preserve. Parking is available on the side of Sinclair Hills road, along the fence next to the preserve entrance.
The Violet Cury Nature Preserve was acquired in 1995 by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) with assistance from the Florida Communities Trust.
This 160-acre sanctuary contains examples of natural habitats such as pine flatwoods, sandhill, marshes, oak hammock, and Lake Flynn, a freshwater lake, all of which are unique in the community. The 2.25 mile-long hiking trail is an excellent non-strenuous hike.
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
- Hiking Trail
- Pets Allowed