Leonard Lee Road trailhead access point

At the Lenord Lee Road access point, there are two trails that extend along the south bank of the Little Manatee River corridor; the eastern loop trail is 2.7 miles and the western loop trail is 2.5 miles in length. To gain access to the trailheads, you must walk across the bridge that spans the river from the parking area.

Leonard Lee Entrance - Trail Map

About the Little Manatee River Corridor

The Little Manatee River Corridor (LMRC) Preserve is a linear preserve consisting of river corridor, associated uplands and embedded wetlands.

The total acreage of protected land within this corridor exceeds 8,000 acres; however, the contiguous protected landscape within the upper watershed is approximately 6,500 acres.

Vegetation communities represented here include bottomland swamp, forested wetlands, pine flatwoods, oak hammock and marsh. There are also several abandoned farm fields and citrus groves that are undergoing habitat restoration. Due to the highly disturbed and fragmented landscape that characterizes this watershed, invasive exotic species control is an ongoing challenge.

Other access points

LMRC has another trailhead located at 2608 S. County Road 579 in Wimauma.

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
Last Modified: 3/19/2024, 2:19:42 PM