The northeast corner of this property is the site of the Oak Ridge Equestrian Area. While still rural, this region of Hillsborough County is transitioning to suburban subdivisions. The trail is shaded within a forested wetland and open through pine flatwoods.
15847 Morris Bridge Road
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
- Equestrian and primitive camping available.
- Sites have picnic tables, fire rings and/or grills.
- A free reservation is required and must be displayed or available at campground. Reservations can be made through the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve page.
- Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails
- Riders are required to stay on designated or marked trails.
- Each rider must carry proof of horse's current negative Coggins test.
- Horse-drawn buggy riding requires a free day-use reservation for buggy access behind locked gate. Reservations can be made through the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve page.
- Florida law requires equestrians under 16 to wear helmets.
- Approximately 16 miles of multiuse trails.
- Prepare for wet hiking; some trails are excessively wet during certain times of the year.
- Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for information regarding license requirements and permits.
- FWC rules and regulations must be observed throughout the year.
- Primary access point about 7 miles northeast of I-75 on Morris Bridge Road (CR 579), 0.4 miles north of Branchton Park.
- Vehicle access to southern portion of trail is through Washburn gate. Day-use reservations required to access equestrian parking area.
- ADA accessible portable toilets and nonpotable water available at equestrian campgrounds.
- Reservations may be made at WaterMatters.org.
- Land Resources, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470