Map of Upper Hillsborough Tract
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About Upper Hillsborough Tract

(See Upper Hillsborough Preserve for overall information.)

Recreational Opportunities


  • 12 miles of woods roads marked for multiuse.
  • Use only marked trails.
  • Florida law requires bicyclists under 16 to wear helmets.


  • Equestrian, group, primitive and backcountry camping available.
  • No amenities available.
  • A free reservation is required and must be displayed on dashboard at campground.

Equestrian Use

  • 12 miles of woods roads marked for multiuse recreation.
  • Riders are required to stay on marked trails.
  • Horse-drawn buggy riding only on marked trails; requires a free reservation.
  • Horseback riding allowed year-round on the Alston Tract.
  • Each rider must carry proof of horse’s current negative Coggins test.
  • Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.



  • Property north of CR 54 and the Alston Tract are not included in the wildlife management area boundary and are open year-round.
  • Florida Trail Association maintains 3.5 miles of hiking trails.
  • Orange blaze symbols denote primary trail; blue denotes side trails; double blaze denotes sharp turn.
  • For more information, contact the Florida Trail Association at 1-877-445-3352 (in FL) or (352) 378-8823.
  • Additional 24 miles of interior roads available.
  • No bridges at Hillsborough River crossings. May be seasonally wet or flooded.


  • FWC rules and regulations must be observed throughout the year.
  • Contact FWC for information regarding license requirements and permits.


Access and Parking

  • Primary access point is on CR 54, about 3 miles east of Zephyrhills; equestrian access available.
  • Additional access points are located off CR 35A and CR 535.

Restrooms and Water

No restrooms or water available.


East of Zephyrhills

Nearby Recreation Lands

For More Information

Land Resources Department, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470

Visit this Property


(This tract is part of the Upper Hillsborough Preserve.)

Street Address

41404 CR 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
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6,978 acres

Hours of Operation

Daily from sunrise to sunset.

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Conservation Lands of Southwest Florida
Florida Wilderness

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