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The paved trail in Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park stretches across the preserve for about 6 miles. Well-spaced shelters along the trail offer pleasant places to rest in the shade; many are even furnished with ice water. The park, a short distance northwest of Tampa, is one of the largest natural areas in Pasco County. A mixture of pine woods, wetlands and palmetto scrub can be experienced here, and recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, birding, horseback riding and camping.
For further adventuring, you can continue on the 42-mile Suncoast Trail from the eastern terminus.
Parking can be found on the western end of the trail at the western entrance to Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park (10500 Wilderness Park Boulevard, New Port Richey).
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