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This was our first trail in this area. We did the North Loop. We did not see another hiker until the last mile. Really enjoyed the pine forests and elevation changes. Looking forward to hiking some of the other trails in the area.

mountain biking
25 days ago

well maintain and easy to ride for a beginner like me...

We hiked the loop A or North loop to the crossover. Great day to hike. We saw two deers. Took some time to visit the civil war cemetery. Great loop hikes that will help you prepare for hikes outside of Florida.

Great local trail. Downloaded the GPS and had no problems following the 9.7 mile trail.

hiking
1 month ago

The A Loop(Northern Loop) is probably the more traveled of the three loop hikes that start at Tucker Hill but yet,...you may not run into a single soul. The trail is rolling through mostly pine forest and is easy to follow. Hike it either ...clockwise or counter. I prefer clockwise. Along this trail you'll come across the infamous Peace Sign and an old diggings area(good place to take a break). Get an early start and you'll have a good chance of seeing wildlife. Today, lots of woodpeckers and deer. And...this time of year all the wildflowers are blooming. This is one of my favorites hikes.

Great trail. I enjoyed it greatly.

Wonderful place to find gopher tortoise walking about.

hiking
3 months ago

Thank you brother Jim for the tracking polls they make the hills a whole lot nicer. The yellow trail goes into the orange trail. I didn’t do a loop someday I’ll have the time. Who drives on the forest roads I wonder?The Northtrail opens very shaded not a canopy but just lots of small Oaks. Then opens up in the Pines Pines in more Pines. You see lightning damage on the Pines. You see fire damage, a little tiny Pines very interesting not wet at all. I did see raccoon tracks in the sandy area is. Very interesting I love

Great ride into nature but the path could be a touch smoother.

Walked this trail with the family yesterday. Yellow blazes turned to orange early on so we followed those. Came out of the woods on Croom Rd. at the A-B crossing (6 miles East) instead of at the parking lot. Do yourself a favor and download the map, otherwise your 8 mile hike will turn into 15.

The trail is beautiful and dry(!). Not much wild life to see but the kids had a great time running down the hills. We'll definitely do the trail again, only with a downloaded map, since there is zero cell coverage.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Great scenic trails. However, I thought the beginner trails were a bit too narrow in parts. Additionally, the sandy path to get to the trails can be a hazard if you're not paying attention. Definitely enjoyed the paths toward the back more. Very well maintained and I highly recommend for riders of all skill levels. A good place to build confidence.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Packed the sedan w 3 mtn bike’s (son, neighbor’s son and myself) and headed to Carter Rd trails in Lakeland FL. Can’t say I enjoyed the torture but it was a welcomed change.

Unexpectedly hard blue trails, and lots of mud - this could be good or bad, depending on personal taste. Felt like I was 15 again.

not a lot of single track trail. mostly Jeep trails. it is isolated, without a lot of variety so you get to be alone. a lot of open spaces, so you are sure to see wildlife.

My favorite trail in Pasco County so far. Tons of trails you can take the paved bike trail, which is for PEDs and bikes, and is a straight a hot to Suncoast trail. Or you can take the nature trails depending on what makes you comfortable the hiking trail loops have a 1.9 loop and a 3mile loop and has plenty of signs. There's an equestrian trail, corrals, and a campground for those who have never been. also a small nature trail near a playground for the kids. pretty decent walk can be there for hours.

hiking
6 months ago

As far as walking goes, I wasn't too much of a fan. The trails were overgrown. I had my daughter with me so she was terrified of spiders the whole time. We did see some nice wildlife, but over all this is my least favorite local trail so far.

Crystal clear water. It’s really good when there aren’t a lot of other people there. Moderate amount of wildlife ie fish, ducks occ. birds. Strong current so the 5 miles was quick. I might try going the other way next time.

Trails definitely seem to be designed for equestrian usage. Some trail markers are missing, I did get turned around a little bit towards the end of my loop. But I did find some nice ruins as a result.

Be advised that the gate gets locked BEFORE sunset. I had to have a sheriff's deputy dispatched to let me out.

The reviews looked good. people mentioned it's a great place to take dogs so we thought we'd check it out. Turns out, dogs are not allowed on the trails, although I can't imagine why. Well, I'm a rebel at heart so we took a chance. We did the Flatwoods trail and it turned out to be about 1.6 miles. The trails are marked well and if you download the map from the Brooker Creek website, it's very easy to follow the markers on the trail you want to take. I'd like to go back and do the full four miles when it's not so late in the day. It's a pretty good hiking experience overall. The trails are wide and for the most part, you travel under the trees with light shining through but there were a lot more areas in direct sunlight than I had anticipated. if we go back, I will definitely put on sunscreen. it's worth mentioning that as we were coming back out to the parking lot, someone was heading toward the trails with a dog as well so based on that along with the previous reviews, I'm guessing the no dogs rule is overlooked for those who clean up after their pets? One can only speculate but I do wonder if there is a fine if caught.

Gorgeous trail - quiet and well marked. One of my favs.

hiking
6 months ago

Saw turtle. Dog wanted to mark turtle. Saw hawk. Great hike.

Easy going river, good for new kayakers or paddle boarders.

Great relaxing kayaking. Water is pristine. Saw several manatees.

Great trail! Saw one person on our 10 mile hike. Deer, gopher tortoise and a bobcat as well as lush wildlife and a variety pines and oaks. Definitely recommend this trail. Be cautious if you take the green trail “shortcut.” It was not well marked nor travelled and is definitely not a shortcut. We loved the adventure, so it worked out well anyway.

First time out. Once I found the main hiking trail, it was nice hike. Planning on coming back with my bike to explore more.

hiking
7 months ago

great trail. def moderate

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great easy trails. Suggest you download trail maps from the SWAMP maps provided on the website. A lot of fun and very well maintained.

trail running
7 months ago

I was the only one on the trail that morning, no markings to keep you on the trail so that kept it interesting.. crossed a small dam and got to a water crossing but didn’t intend to get wet on my run so I turned back and ended up at 4.5mi - there are ATV trails that run parallel with the running path, being in south Florida I was generally surprised at the small elevation change I experienced here, I’ll be back with the intention of finishing the trail!

hiking
8 months ago

The maps are awful and inaccurate and didn’t even match each other! We were so disappointed in this park. The nature is pretty but we won’t be back.

on Carter Road Trail

hiking
8 months ago

trail is great!!!! However, it is shared by mountain bikers and hikers. It is distracting and at times dangerous. If you are hoping to see any wildlife forget it. There should be designated days or something for different uses or designated trails.

9 months ago

Had a good day with the dogs. Enjoyed all the different trails you can take.

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