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
Last Modified: 1/9/2024, 5:09:40 PM