Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Miami Whitewater Forest Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

NIce trail, but be ready for mosquitoes especially in the summer

Surprisingly quiet on a beautiful day. A few wildlife sightings - a red crested woodpecker, a dark gray squirrel, and random birds. A nice crispy November day.

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9 months ago

I've hiked this easy trail a few times. The trail cuts along a duckweed pond and through the forest.

10 months ago

Nice trail for the kiddo's

This trail has an inner and outer loop. I've been walking the inner loop with my 3 year old on his balance bike and my 1 year old in a stroller. It's my favorite place to take my son on his bike. There's only one place where you cross a road, so I don't have to worry about traffic and safety. Nice gentle hills for him to coast. It's a parkour trail, he likes to stop and try the exercises. Pretty interesting for a paved trail... small stream, parkour, people walking dogs, etc.

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11 months ago

Hiked this trail with my husband, 3 year old, and 16 month old. It was perfect for us. The beginning (inner loop) was easy so baby could toddle and wear him self out. My husband carried baby in a pack through the harder back half. We got our exercise in the back half with hillier terrain. 3 year old made it through the whole hike with just a few minutes of piggy back riding. Bridges, hills, fallen trees, slugs, mushrooms, and toads gave the trail lots of interest. Shaded the whole way through. Bathrooms with running water right at trail head. Great family hike.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

I've hiked this trail numerous times. If the trail, Miami Shaker Trace, is considered moderate, then this trail must also be considered moderate. Of the four trails shown in Miami Whitewater Forest park, the Miami Shaker Trace trail is the easiest. Don't forget the Miami Shaker Trace is paved.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

I've hiked this trail numerous times. If the trail, Miami Shaker Trace, is considered moderate, then this trail must also be considered moderate. Of the four trails shown in Miami Whitewater Forest park, the Miami Shaker Trace trail is the easiest. Don't forget the Miami Shaker Trace is paved.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The lakes are gorgeous. They were full of beaver, but they had to relocate them a few years back due to the damage they were doing to the park. Even without the beaver, well worth it. I've been hiking this trail since I was 4. Love it!

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Lots of cute little pups on this trail. When we started we saw a Jack Russell with a little winter sweater on. He looked his name was Charles. Or Walter. The Timberlake trail backs up against a horse trail that goes on for a few miles. On the horse trail we saw a couple Golden Retrievers and Huskies. Oh oh, and we also saw a pretty brown lab on the way out of the trail. I've been to other trails where I've seen more dogs, but we went to a pretty remote location of the park, so that's to be expected. Overall - 7/10 pupperonis. Would Eat Again.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I walk and bike this trail often as I live near it. great upkeep and always a nice trip!

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Great family hike. Kids managed well but we're happy to see the steps leading to the road.
**This is listed as "easy" but I would say it is more moderate.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Well maintained wooded trail with a lake overview. One of three hiking trails at Miami Whitewater that share a common parking lot. Hiking all three trails is about 4 miles total. Multiple hill climbs but generally easy.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Easy hike with a few nice lake views. Well maintained.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Well maintained with open forest views. Mostly easy with a few strenuous hills. There is a cut through midway if you want a shorter hike.

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Thursday, June 09, 2016

well maintained, well marked trails.

Way better than I expected! A really nice variety to the scenery and not just a walk in the woods. Paved trails have their strengths and weaknesses, but overall a great way to spend a few hours. The trail is open to foot traffic as well as bicycles and even horses if you are so inclined.

Friday, April 22, 2016

flat paved trail through a lot of farmland. mostly saw joggers and bikers along trail. descent trail if you're just looking for distance

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Very easy and quick trail, unique features of a pond with some wetland wildlife. Quite (not much human noise) trail.

I think most people actually use this as a distance running and biking trail--it's a little flat to be called a hike. But it's a nice, flat trail for biking or running, with some nice scenery.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Located in Miami Whitewater state park. There are other trails in the park but Badlands is my favorite. Trail is very well maintained.. would rate difficulty as easy. Great place to hike!

Friday, January 03, 2014

Not really a hiking trail. Good for distance running and short distance bicycling. Used to ride this quite often in college when I was using a commuter bike. Very beautiful countryside through farmland. Fully paved. Main trail head is at a park that has an entry fee if you don't have a park pass. Trail head has restrooms, water fountains, and all the normal municipal park features. Nothing out along the trail. Not much shade along the route either.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Quiet wooded trail with views of two ponds. The trail is well maintained. There are some hills but not too strenuous. During the summer you will see great blue heron, ducks, hawks, and occasionally a deer. Early in the morning you may catch a beaver or two hard at work. During the fall, keep an eye out for owls. I heard them all the time during the summer, but with the leave off the trees, spotting them is not so rare. As the leaves change you will enjoy brilliant red, orange, yellow, and purple.

Someone asked me when is the best time to go on the trail and I told them, "Now" because every season brings its own solitude.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pretty trail but not particularly interesting for hikers; most of it goes through farmers' fields, paved all the way. Pretty flat. Wear sunscreen, most of it is unshaded.

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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Nice trail through forest. You can hike the short loop or a longer loop. Both is nice. If you are an avid hiker, nice easy trail, if you are just getting started, this has some easy elevation changes to for a beginner.

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