The Green Swamp West Foot Path is about 20 miles
long connecting to the Richloam
hiking trail in the north and to the Green Swamp (east) hiking
trails in the south. The trail crosses prairies and sandhills
and meanders beneath tall pines. With two cars, it's a comfortable
day hike between trailheads.
Access from Dade City is via River Road to Ranch
Road next to the Withlacoochee River. On Hwy US-301, you will
find River Road just south of the citrus processing plant in Dade
City. Travel on River Road for about five miles until it comes
to the bridge across the Withlacoochee River. Cross the river
and look for an FTA trail sign on the right. There is parking
a little farther to the east in a lot on the left side of the
road. Before you cross the river, you can find the Withlacoochee
River Park on Auton Road just south of River Road.
On SR-471, the trail starts just north of the river at McNeill
Road. Park well off the highway and enter the trail at the walk-thru.
On the south side of the river and the east side of the road,
you will find the western end of the Green Swamp (east) trail.
Download Grab & Go Guide
Map of Green Swamp West
Contact Trail Master/Activity Leader