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Boardman Pond Observation Platform Trail [CLOSED]

Bulow Creek State Park

Boardman Pond Observation Platform Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ormond Beach, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 0 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

3 months ago

Really just a spur of the much longer Bulow Woods trail. There's a small parking area off of Walter Boardman Lane though so this can be accessed directly without having to do the entire hike from one of the other trailheads. It takes you a short walk out to an observation platform on the pond.

Wed Jan 09 2019

Easy, enjoyable hike. Nice observation area.

Mon Nov 12 2018

My son and I went for a quick hike after a rainstorm. Trail is clearly marked -and ready to walk. Nice!

Tue Jan 31 2012

This is a section of the Bulow Hiking Trail and a spur to the west. It is reached from a trail head on Boardman Road. The spur takes you to a platform overlook of a with many birds. This year the is very low due to the drought so the birds are quite a distance away. The platform has no shade, carry sun screen. It is a pleasant hike and easy even for beginners.

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