TRAILS of RIVER HILLS

Valrico, FL

Facebook Group Page

Facebook group for the residents of River Hills to join and share their experiences on the trails.   All updates and major events are posted within this group.

map of trails

Updated base map using Google maps and GPS based tracks of the 4+ miles of hiking and biking trails available to residents of River Hills.

facebook volunteer page

The Facebook Volunteer page provides information on coordinated group volunteer events.  These events are used for new projects and maintenance of the trails.  The volunteer group also enables local students to earn hours towards Bright Futures Scholarships.

THIS IS COMMUNITY PAGE SETUP TO SHARE INFORMATION ON THE ORIGINAL HIKING TRAILS THAT WERE BUILT AS PART OF THE RIVER HILLS MASTER PLAN. AN ORIGINAL TAGLINE FOR THE MARKETING OF RIVER HILLS WAS "CLOSE TO TAMPA, CLOSE TO NATURE". WE ENCOURAGE ALL RESIDENTs TO GO EXPLORING IN OUR OWN “BACK YARD”.

  • LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPAL IS IN EFFECT – IF YOU BRING SOMETHING ONTO THE TRAIL MAKE SURE YOU ALSO PACK IT OUT.
  • TRY TO STAY ON THE MARKED TRAIL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THE TRAIL NEEDS THE REGULAR FOOT TRAFFIC AND THE INTENT IS TO KEEP THE SURROUNDING AREAS AS PRISTINE AS POSSIBLE.
  • SNAKES, WILD BOARS, COYOTES AND ALLIGATORS ARE PRESENT IN THE WOODS AND ALONG THE RIVER.
  • THERE ARE ADDITIONAL TRAILS TO THE EAST OF CHERRY OAK THAT ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH THIS EFFORT. THOSE TRAILS ARE ON COUNTY PROPERTY AND NOT ACCESSIBLE FROM RIVER HILLS PUBLIC AREAS.
  • THE TRAILS AND BRIDGES ARE RATHER PRIMITIVE IN A FEW SPOTS SO PLEASE USE CAUTION.
  • THIS TRAIL IS INTENDED FOR RESIDENTS OF RIVER HILLS ONLY AND IS NOT ACCESSIBLE FROM OUTSIDE OF RIVER HILLS.
  • THIS IS NATURE AND ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN, ANY LIABILITY IS ON THE HIKER AND NOT A RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS VOLUNTEER GROUP AND/OR THE HOA
  • CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY. USE THE CLUBHOUSE ADDRESS AS A REFERENCE POINT. 3942 NEW RIVER HILLS PARKWAY.