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 Circus Hammock

4572 17th St., Sarasota
The preserve’s walking trails will lead you under a canopy of oaks, red maple, hackberry, and American elm.
  • The preserve offers visitors 1.5-miles of shade covered, trails which are unpaved but accessible for most visitors.
  • Water, sunblock, a rain jacket, insect repellant and sturdy shoes are recommended for hiking.
  • Most of the trails experience flooding seasonally and after heavy rainfall and may be inaccessible during wet periods.
Parking for the preserve near the preserve's east entrance at the 17th Street Paw Park.


7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April through October

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November through March
For additional information call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email

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  • Public access
  • Picnic table/bench
  • Nature trails
  • Dog friendly 
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Sarasota County, Florida
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