Explore the most popular trails in Balm Boyette Nature Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Not a hike trail. Not recommended for walking. Just bike only

We decided to try hiking all of the trails near us. This was our first one. It was ok, wanted more of a terrain. The walking trails are big and it has plenty of signs so you won’t get lost, just not much to see. There was also plenty of cover/shade.

We will definitely be back for mountain biking- because that looked like fun!

mountain biking
3 months ago

My absolute favorite place to ride in Central Florida. Ridgeline trail is an absolute blast and worth the visit to this trail system on its own. The new parking lot is awesome too, and let's you get into the trails much quicker than the previous trailhead.

mountain biking
4 months ago

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

mountain biking
9 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
Saturday, August 12, 2017

This is a good place for trail running, etc., but Balm Boyette Park is best for mountain biking. The single-track trails are for bike use only. There are maps posted all over the place, so it's hard to get lost. Be sure to bring plenty of water!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nice single and double track trails, well maintained by SWAMP bike club. Beautiful country.

great park to go mountain biking

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

mountain biking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Fun trails BUT I did not like the Two way traffic!!

mountain biking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Great day, trails smooth and clear of debris. Saw some gators :)

To many mosquitoes

mountain biking
Friday, June 03, 2016

I love riding here. I prefer to go during the week when there is less traffic.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

:)

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Great few hour trail. Will be back to do it a again.

mountain biking
Friday, January 29, 2016

Really great trails

mountain biking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Great trail system! Love to ride here when it's not rainy season!!!

mountain biking
Monday, September 28, 2015

Great trail system! Can't wait to ride it again!

mountain biking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

I ride this trail system about 3 times a week ,if you hit all the trails you can do about about 15-20 miles so I don't know where they get only 3.5 . The best trail all the way in back is Ridgline and is closed during the rainy summer but plenty of others out there that are great . Great place to train since there is plenty of flat double track and difficult trails for a good mix. Contact the local swamp club to go on a group ride tour around the park since it's a big place and easy to get lost.

mountain biking
Friday, February 13, 2015

Awesome trails - took the kids & they handled the green trails no problem. It's a 2 mile ride on a dirt road from parking lot to trails entrance. Go to swamp mountain bike club website for trail maps . Def do again !

hiking
Sunday, January 04, 2015

This was a nice find during a business trip to the Tampa area. I was looking for a trail and AllTrails prompted me with this one, I wasn't disappointed, and at the time I went, near sunset on a weekday, there were very few others on the trails.

hiking
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

There are about 3 entries for the Balm-Boyetter natural area here. This series of trails offers dirt roads, miles of open scrub and swamp land as well as several single track mountain bike trails throughout the area. Good for trail running or hiking too. I saw 5 cyclists while I was there. Lots of room to get away out here.

hiking
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Nice group of trails suitable for trail running, or better yet, mountain biking. No real hills, but lots of open space for riding or running.

cross country skiing
Thursday, October 17, 2013

test

trail running
Thursday, October 17, 2013

so I loved the trAils. super fun. non paved which I prefer. carry an extra bottle of water and a copy of the map. I ran the mountain biking trails so its twisty very very pretty

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

One of the best trail systems in the area. Swamp really does a great job at maintaining the trails. Watch out for rattle snakes. I had two very close encounters

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Looooved my first visit last month! Aftet coming back from Balm Boyette I fee like all my local trails, such as VK and Amelia are kids play (with exception of Markham of course). The scenery, how the intermediates take you for a fast ride around the swamp. The wild life give the trails a nice touch of nature.

The entrance is long and not fun unless you take the first beginner single to your left, and even then, its still a b**ch to get to where the fun really begins, but you can use that as warm up I guess!

I think I didn't do all sections because we were running out of time, but the most memorable one was the Big Drop!

Stoked!!!

mountain biking
Sunday, January 06, 2013

Something for everyone! A great endurance ride. Spider Berm is a really fun trail!

hiking
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Great app!

mountain biking
Thursday, August 09, 2012

An excellent trail system with many different types of trails for all riders. Cons are 2 mile ride on dirt road that has deep, catastrophic sand for a few hundred yards before getting to the trail system, signage is limited, parking is limited and no facilities other than an pit toilet. 5 stars in every other way! Nice trails with plenty of miles for all rider abilities and interests. Generally smooth flowing trails--still plenty of roots, but not as technical as nearby Alafia River State Park. I have had my 8 year old daughter ride 10-12 miles without much difficulty. Large system and long entrance makes for longer, higher mileage rides.

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