I used to live right up the road from this trail. Agreed...it is called Flatwoods Park... nobody will know what you are talking about if you say you were on the Bruce B. Downs Trail.
This area is great for wildlife, photography, mountain biking, and cross country/trail running.
This is a wonderful trail for the area. Very well kept and marked. My favorite part about this trail is that is is located in the city, but completely tucked away from everything. No site of cars or even buildings from the trail. At about every other mile marker of the route there is a little hut with water. Very nice for any distance activity.
Loved this trail! Beautifully paved. Lots of wildlife. There isn't a ton of shade on the actual paved trail, but there were several entrances for hikes and mountain biking with tree coverage. Wish I lived closer. I'd hit this trail a few times a week for exercise!!
This trail is gorgeous, and offers a quiet escape from the city. Lots of wildlife to see, and if you stray from the main loop you can hike along the interior trails for a little more of a challenge. Just make sure to keep track of which direction you were headed on the loop so when you come back out you don't get turned around! We saw a rather large rattlesnake crossing the path at one point - be mindful of your surroundings, of course. We spent a nice day wandering around at a leisurely pace and logged about 11 miles. I wholeheartedly recommend this one for everyone!
Actually there is a trail through the woods that leads to a small creek like tributary. I walked it today. Follow the asphalt loop as it splits to the left ( you are coming from the ranger house at BBD entrance) Look for a bench on the right and trail starts here. Nice walk in the woods.