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I bring my baby here to jog every Saturday morning. Always clean and friendly. Very quiet and peaceful at 8 am!

Trail was flooded so I went along the paved areas. In 5 minutes I saw a baby gator, a huge owl and a wild sow with 3 piglets! What everyone says about wildlife in the other reviews is true, but I feel bad giving 5 stars to a flooded trail. Definitely going back on my next business trip to the area, so I hope I have a more complete review to write at that time. Don't hike often in Florida, but this seems a candidate for the elevated boardwalks I've seen on other trails.

Great trail! It is marked hard, probably due to the amount of water you might end up hiking through, if it's the summer. In parts of the trail, water will easily reach close to your knees. Very beautiful trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Great park to run in. Nice large paved trail.

This is a short little trail that is good for a quick day hike to keep yourself in shape if you don't have time to hike a regular trail. It's one mile trail.

family friendly fun. very well maintained. took my 6 and 16 year olds on a fathers day hike. both had a great time. saw 3 alligators and a lot of turtles, birds, and squirrels. definitely one of our favorite hikes in this area.

Worst experience ever. Tree after tree across the trails mosquitoes so bad they covered you in seconds. There was a guy with a prostitute in the parking lot having fun. Just a good park gone bad.

beautiful, and lots and lots of wildlife + plenty of gators.

mountain biking
2 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.

Cool trail... but beware of horseflies during summer months.

Trail was very thick in the beginning with a lot of trees and bushes on the trail, however only about 5 minutes in, it opens up. The problem with this trail is rain. About a mile in, you’ll come across a bridge with a river below. Normally this river is fine but whenever it rains it overflows very quickly. The water was right up to the bridge and the rest of the path was flooded. Had to turn back. Looks like a good trail but you should hike it when it hasn’t rained in over a week.

great walk. wet feet. lots of contour, variety, and wildlife. we even saw a corral snake.

Circle B is the place to go if you want to view wildlife! It never disappoints! My favorite place to go!

Fun for a nice walk or run - you’ll startle some wildlife if you’re running though. Went a couple times while there visiting - saw tons of gators, birds, turtles, you name it! The trails are really well maintained and it’s just an awesome area .... and if you find a pair of red wireless headphones ... holler! Lost them during a pretty good rain storm while we were out there. Thanks!

The trails do not match the map. Definitely got turned around more than once. Overall fun day but very confusing in terms of finding where you are on the map.

This place was awesome!!! Loved the off beaten path.

Love this trail. enough sun and shade. couple places to rest and get a drink. No facilities is probably the only reason not 5 stars

hiking
3 months ago

Circle B is my favorite trail so far, and I've hiked all along the east coast. The diversity makes it a great place to see all kinds of wildlife. You will always see at least one gator and tons of different birds. Bald eagles and osprey nest here. Gopher tortoises are seen here, though I've never seen one myself. I have come across boar a few times, and once with babies. The wildlife is limitless. Circle B is absolutely one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

hiking
3 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.

extremely nice trail..

mountain biking
3 months ago

Easy loop with varied terrain, plenty of scenery.

My favorite trail in the Hillsborough County area. Located just north of Alderman Ford Park, sharing a parking lot with the baseball fields, (to the left when you pull into the lot) this is truly a hidden gem of a hike. What more could you ask for in Florida? A varied terrain of hills, scrub and marsh on a wide, well maintained trail. There is a beautiful camp site with a working pitcher pump next to a nice pond. We saw deer, hogs, wood peckers, hawks and a nice size black snake. We hiked 10.5 miles on this trail but you could easily shorten it or extend it with a few added turns. While we were dry the whole trail, I can see this being a wet walk if it was rainy season, so keep that in mind.

If you are in the area, don’t miss this one for a true Fla trail experience.

Love it. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Love this bike trail!!! Campground was nice and clean.

Very clean, nice boardwalk with lots of shade. Saw alligators, armadillos & a variety of birds.

Beautiful

hiking
5 months ago

We came here for a short hike and wanted to see some wildlife. We were here on a Saturday afternoon in February and it was busy but didn't feel too crowded. It was a nice walk around the lake on a boardwalk and allowed for an interesting point of view. We did see an alligator, lots of birds, turtles, and some fish. We also heard two Barred owls calling to one another.
A nice introduction to Florida's wilder side.

on Carter Road Trail

hiking
5 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.

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