Brooker Creek Headwaters

3.67 out of 5
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1111-acre sanctuary is the headwaters of the Brooker Creek Watershed, which flows westward to Lake Tarpon and into Upper Tampa Bay. The site is managed for threatened plants and animals such as the hooded pitcher plant, Southern pine lily, and gopher tortoise. Natural plant communities are quite varied within the preserve. Cypress swamps, pine flatwoods, and oak hammocks are home to deer, turkey, bobcats, foxes, and coyotes. The wooded areas that border either side of Ramblewood Road include oak scrub, a rare plant community.
Trail length: 6 miles
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  • Posted by LightFoot on November 3, 2011


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    Reviewed by 2travelingdogs on May 28, 2012

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    Nature trails are wonderful to have in this area. However, trails are very poorly marked. Make sure you have a map. Dog friendly but bring plenty of water.
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    Reviewed by Sarah Hikes on February 16, 2012

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    This is a nice preserve which is located just off the beaten path, next to a large subdivision. There is a small loop trail on the East side of Ramblewood Road, but the main hiking trails are on the West side of the road. It is a very quite place to hike surrounded mostly by pine trees and oaks. There are no restrooms or water available, just nature.
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    Reviewed by LightFoot on November 3, 2011

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    The trails are well maintained. Water is over the trail when it's been raining. The area has a number of acres of saw palmettos. You are in for a treat if you are there when they are blooming. The smell is delicious. Deer and turkey can usually be seen here. On the most recent hike here, a large owl was flying over our heads from tree to tree following the trail.
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