Bolen Bluff Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Bolen Bluff Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Micanopy, FL that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

3.0 miles 42 feet Loop

kid friendly


mountain biking




wild flowers



A beautiful hike that takes you from the hardwood forest, through a palm hammock and out onto Paynes Prairie where you may encounter wild horses, alligators, and even bison. Watch your step though, I had a nice encounter with a cottonmouth as well.

14 days ago

Saw a bald eagle just chillin. Nice easy hike!

26 days ago

East trail. Saw an eagle, buffalo maybe in the distance, squirrels and lots of birds.

3 months ago

Have always seen wildlife here, including accidentally wandering into the herd of wild horses. Pretty easy trail though hot and humid anytime outside of the winter.

5 months ago

This was an easy relaxing hike through the woods on the edge of Paynes Prairie and out into the Prairie. We saw wild buffalo that roam the Prairie from the observation tower. Wasps love the observation tower so be careful when using it. The buffalo were quite a ways off but you could see the top of their backs over the Prairie vegetation. We also saw armadillos, lots of deer and a variety of birds.

6 months ago

The best wildlife hike I have ever had. I saw a hawk, turtles, amazing variety of birds, three herds of wild horses, small alligator and a bobcat. The hike through the woods was very beautiful. Bushes packed with ripe blackberries were in abundance. A gorgeous morning.

8 months ago

Great little trail. Was hoping to see some wildlife but overall it was a nice little hike and a peaceful place.

10 months ago

A wooded trail brings you into the prairie. Lots of signs of bison, including tons of bison scat and hoofprints. It was very muddy when we went, and the trail through the prairie was really torn up by all the wildlife that travels there. We didn't see any wildlife except for a few hawks and a black snake lounging off the side of the trail. Not a bad outing, but not particularly exciting.

1 year ago

Nice 3 mile walk through the woods and some of the Prairie out to a wooden 1 story lookout. Can be hot and buggy so put on sunscreen/bug spray if you're sensitive to that. Overall nice hike, took us 1 hour and 20 min at a very leisurely pace.

3 years ago

Nice hike and a great view from the lookout.