All trails are open for day-use only and remain in their natural state to minimize the impact of our presence in the area. While boardwalks allow passage over routinely wet areas, other areas of the trails may be seasonally wet.
Before hiking, be sure to familiarize yourself with our trail rules.
Overnight parking is not allowed. For your safety, the license plate number of vehicles remaining in the parking lot will be shared with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Violators may be ticketed.
Almost five (5) miles of hiking along two different trails are available for visitors to Brooker Creek Preserve. Upland trails meander through oak hammocks and pine flatwoods where visitors can see evidence of prescribed fires and catch a glimpse of deer, turkeys or gopher tortoises.
Large sections of boardwalk wind through forested wetlands, offering a cool respite from the sun and a chance to see wading birds, mosquito fish and other wetland inhabitants. Drinking water is always a must; sunscreen, a hat and insect repellant are recommended.
At Brooker Creek Preserve, equestrians are offered over nine (9) miles of riding pleasure on two (2) different trails that meander through pinelands and open fields. Brooker Creek Preserve does not rent horses or provide guided horseback activities. Equestrian trails are natural paths maintained through periodic mowing. Hitching posts and paddocks are not provided. Water is always a must. Please bring enough for both you and your horse.
County-owned environmental lands in the following preserves and management areas are hereby designated as environmental lands subject to the provisions of Section 2.08. Activities on the water are governed by the Waterways Ordinance Chapter 130.