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

road biking
23 days ago

Very flat and smooth trail with mildly scenic views. I went on a Sunday afternoon and it was not very crowded which was nice.

road biking
1 month ago

Fast 12 miles. Trees and scrub. Paved road with water stations. Not much shade.

So boring I started listening to audiobooks.
But not cars hit me today so a win.

This place needs to take a look at there rules I was asked to leave by the park ranger because I was riding a
e-bike he said nothing self powered is allowed.

3 months ago

It was a great walk to be done the first day of the Year.

road biking
3 months ago

We’ve been here a couple of times and we’re never disappointed! The first two times we walked the paved bike trail and recently we brought our bikes (12/23/18). The paved bike trail was flooded due to the storms a week ago but you could still keep riding. Some people kept going and some turned around. It was a perfect day to ride.
My husband saw a Florida Panther! Incredible! I saw a whitetail deer!

road biking
4 months ago

Walked the whole 11 mile loop. I don't live here and wanted to get outside and get some exercise - saw some wildlife - more turkey vultures than you can shake a stick at, a Pileated Woodpecker (a lifer for me) hawks, Ibis, egrets and a wild pig. I stayed on the bike path as I didn't have the right footware to get into the muddy trails. I was here on business so I didn't have my bike with me. This is a great bike park - pavement is smooth and you could also roller blade the whole 11 miles as well. Nice park.

Did the blue and yellow loops. Very well marked. Looks like new signs and blazes so comments about markers are obsolete. I definitely won't do this one after a rain. Easy walk otherwise. No animals sited. 3.45 total.

road biking
5 months ago

Really good loop. At first I thought it would be boring, but it turned out to be a nice bike ride. It does not appear to incline in elevation, but it does. And so it's a great trail for some good bike training. Did not see much wild life except for some free range turkeys.

mountain biking
6 months ago

beautiful Wildlife ,great paved and dirt trails, plenty of water facilities along the trail ...my favorite one so far

the road around the park is real smooth, I saw a wild turkey and two blue birds

mountain biking
7 months ago

What a beautiful trail! Lovely scenery!

Perfect for a long run. Flat and paved.

trail running
8 months ago

Nice and easy. Paved.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Nice place the rangers put water out on the loop

mountain biking
8 months ago

Great Place is connected to several other parks for some long rides

I ridden here for 3 months and really like the wildlife.

road biking
8 months ago

Great trail however the fee is ridiculous. Don’t we pay enough taxes?

road biking
9 months ago

This is a fun and easy loop to ride just about any bike on because it’s pretty flat and paved. I don’t have a mountain bike-just a leisurely old thing with a basket and it’s just fine. My only complaints is that there isn’t a lot of shade on the trail at all, but hey, Florida.

If you’re on foot there are some little side trails that are a bit more woodsy and shady feeling.

We went about noon today and though it was very hot, it was a great bike ride. Most of the other local trails are flooded, but there was just one spot where about a half-inch of water covered the paved trail.

It’s an excellent way to see about a half-dozen Florida habitats, from swamp to pine scrub.

Loved it..

Great running trail!

Perfect 7mi loop to run and bike on

Friday, April 06, 2018

This trail is great for bikers, hikers, rollerbladers, and runners who want miles of training on smooth paved road. There’s off the beaten paths too if you want to explore.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

It was a good and well-taken-care-of trail, but it would be great for there to be a few toilets out on the trail in case of emergencies.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Great place to ride. Deer, pigs, great place to see wildlife.

road biking
Saturday, July 15, 2017

road biking
Monday, January 16, 2017

Great place for biking. Love the scenery.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Very nice paved trail. Water in thermal coolers with paper cones available along the trail. We rode our bikes while our dog trotted beside. It was a great workout for her and a pleasant ride for us.

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

I used to live right up the road from this trail. Agreed...it is called Flatwoods Park... nobody will know what you are talking about if you say you were on the Bruce B. Downs Trail.
This area is great for wildlife, photography, mountain biking, and cross country/trail running.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

This trail is actually called "Flatwoods" not Bruce B Downs. That's the road it's on. No one local will know what you mean unless you say Flatwoods.

Great trail. Ample stops with water. Wide. Well maintained.

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