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Field Trips and Guided Hikes

Anyone is welcome to enjoy the hiking trails and the Education Center on their own. The Center is open Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Trails are open daily, except the day after Thanskgiving and Christmas Day, from 7 a.m. until 1 hour before sunset. Please check the sign posted at the entrance for actual closing time. For those people who would like a guided experience, please see below.

Free Guided Hikes
Free guided hikes are offered nearly every Saturday morning at the Preserve. These hikes are led by knowledgeable staff and county volunteers. For more information, please go to the county’s website:  or call 727-453-6800.

Guided Hikes and Field Trips for Schools
Field trips for public and private school groups and home schoolers are provided by Sensing Nature . For more information, please contact Jeanne Murphy of Sensing Nature at

Guided Hikes and Field Trips for Other Groups
Guided hikes and field trips for adults, adult groups, and mixed youth/adult groups are offered by the Friends for a fee of $5 per person with a $50 minimum. These trips are provided by one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides. T hey can be scheduled any day of the week depending on the availability of the guides. Hikes can be a general overall Preserve experience or can be modified for specific goals, for example, wildflowers, birds, flatwoods ecology, reptiles, etc. All proceeds from these guided trips support the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve.

Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve
3940 Keystone Road
Tarpon Springs FL 34688
Voicemail: (727) 934-2680

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