10180 Wilsky Blvd, Tampa, FL 33625
If you choose this trailhead to start your walk, you must pay $2 for parking (or risk a $30 fine). But there is a nicely maintained restroom here along with ice water and benches which somewhat makes up for that.
The advantage of starting your hike at the Wilsky Blvd trailhead is that you can choose either of two scenic routes. At the fork in the trail, take the left and continue to the Channel Park trailhead (2.3 miles) or take the right fork which leads to the Citrus Park trailhead (2.5 miles). Whichever trail you choose, you'll have to double back the way you came. This trail does not loop around. More...
There are well-maintained restrooms at the Wilsky Blvd trailhead with separate bathrooms for men and women.
How to Pay
For a long time, the only option for paying was depositing $2 in cash into a vertical tube. But now, a machine has been added that accepts credit cards. More...