Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pompano Beach, FL that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and road biking and is accessible year-round.
The site lies in the historic transition zone between the high-and-dry Atlantic Coastal Ridge of eastern Broward County and the now-drained Everglades of urbanized western Broward. Located near the headwaters of both the historic Hillsboro River and Cypress Creek, the area was once a vast landscape Habitat: Mosaic of natural vegetation communities including both pine upland and wetland habitats. The site features pine flatwoods common to this part of Broward County, with surface rock outcroppings and a variety of grasses and wildflowers. Vegetation: Slash pine, saw palmetto, myrsine, gallberry, staggerbush, beautyberry, cypress, swamp fern, sword fern, wax myrtle, muhly grass, and yellowtop. Wildlife: Several species of hawks, various wood warblers, owls, woodpeckers, different species of wading birds, and various species of butterflies including zebra longwing. Amenities: Covered overlooks, concrete walkway, restrooms, benches, interpretive signage, 2,334 feet of elevated boardwalk and nature trail. Wildlife observation is encouraged, although bicycles, inline skates, skateboards, and motorized vehicles are prohibited on the trails. As with all natural area sites, pets are not allowed.
nice and peaceful trail... just a quick easy trail to get away from the busy traffic just outside. .. shaded and cemented path ways. lots of butterflies.
nothing too fantastic if you really want to see much in way of wildlife. close to traffic so there's a distraction, plus there's a bus stop along the front trail and you can see homes through the trees. however, being a short, paved trail and having a couple nice resting spots, it's great for preschool kids.