Beautiful place for a hike

2 months ago

Extremely well-maintained and family-oriented. This is the type of serene, scenic trail I have been looking for in the area and I absolutely loved it. The signage is great and the visitor center is informative. Excellent trails, we will definitely be back.

I brought my family on this trail with me when I was visiting them in Orlando. They don't hike but enjoyed this trail. It's very beautiful and well-taken care of. lovely view of the lake and a nice get-away from the tourism vibe. We went in December and it was perfect weather to be in the woods.

Not moderate. Would have been more relaxing had there not been so many large groups. The trails are smaller and trying to squeeze people down a small path makes it less appealing.

5 months ago

Not many people. Downside was that you can hear cars passing be throughout the preserve.

trail running
7 months ago

I️ would not rate this as moderate, but it was beautiful nonetheless.

Very short trail and 1 linger trail that features a lake and a covered dock. Very few other visitors were present during the week, aside from a few teenagers skipping out on school.

Great hike

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Awesome trail. Little muddy on palmetto passage, did catch a glimpse of a Bob cat. Would highly recommend.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tibet-Butler Preserve does NOT allow dogs or bikes. Please refer to the official Orange County website before you visit.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

This is a fairly easy hike on flat land near urban developments. The trails are well marked and maintained. You actually walk through a variety of habitats including pine forests, palmetto scrub, wild blueberry patches, and swamp area that have elevated walkways for observation time. I would not categorize it as a "moderate" hike but more of an easy trek. I would recommend this walk to anyone!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

I attempted a portion of the trail and then turned back. I was forewarned at the Nature Center that this is the lowest area of the park and it is often very muddy and wet from the runoff. That is what I found during my visit. I enjoyed the rest of my experience at the park however.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

I took a short break from our Disney trip in August to get in some nature. Entries for Pine Circle, Fallen Logs and the Lake Tibet boardwalk spur were removed and combined here. This is a nice trail system and a good place for spotting wildlife. I shared a moment along the Fallen Logs Trail with a gopher tortoise. I completed all but the muddy/wet Palmetto Trail for an approximately three mile circuit.

nature trips
Sunday, November 06, 2016

This is one of my go-to parks for a nice relaxing nature walk in Central Fl to get away from the crowds. It can be buggy in the summer so be sure to bring bug-dope.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nice trails. Good area for kids, very educational things inside the ranger house. Turtle preserve. Easy quick hike to the lookout.

Monday, May 02, 2016

The Tibet-Bulter Preserve is a nice place for an easy suburban hike on wide, soft, grassy trails. There are several short trails you can patch together to make into a 3 or 4 mile hike. Unfortunately, you're never that far from civilization and can often hear traffic or see housing developments along the path. Because of this, don't expect to see much wildlife other than birds and insects. The trails are marked but oddly configured and don't flow together all that well. There is a nice environmental center and plenty of parking which makes this a good spot to visit with families. For experienced hikers, there are far better options unless you're just looking for an easy walk in the park.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Extremely sloshy and marshy (it IS a swamp after all!) in a way I wasn't prepared for, this being my first trip to Florida. Many areas were under an inch or so of water and took some creative maneuvering on the part of our group of 4 hikers. I am a plant nerd so I went crazy for the palmetto, sawgrass, and Spanish moss, but I will say that we didn't see any birds, forest / swamp criiters, or gators at all on the hike.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tibet-Butler Preserve has some very scenic hiking, but it's not for total beginners or people out for a casual stroll. The largest loop starts out in typical Florida scrub. Deer moss, sugar sand, and even some evidence of tortoises if you keep your eyes peeled.

As the trail turns east it dips into lower elevation and cypress swamp area. Make sure you're wearing good shoes. There is good tree cover so even though it was hot out when I went, it wasn't so bad. It took me about two hours to hike the full trail system.

There is now a nature center and animal rehab area, great for kids.

I have been out to Tibet-Butler Preserve a handful of times and it has been closed about half the time. I'd say it's a good idea to call ahead for this trip.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The sign says this is closed but the blockades blocking this trail were gone & I went down it with out knowing I went down it. You can see this area got hit hard with the firel.

Monday, December 05, 2011

I've been to this trail 3 times in 3 seasons, sighted owls, woodpeckers, and many other nice birds, it takes me about 1 and a half hours to walk around its biggest loop with a short break, some parts are very muddy, you will not enjoy this trip with sandals! They also have shorter trails that the whole family can enjoy, I would recommend this to anyone not looking for a challenge, but rather a nice walk

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