Tibet-Butler Nature Trail

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Tibet-Butler Nature Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Windermere, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

Tibet-Butler Preserve offers a spot of wilderness in the dense urban mass to the west of Orlando. The trail system loops through many of the major habitats found in this region, including longleaf pine forest and scrub, bayhead swamp and cypress-lined lakeshore. These are gentle interpretive walks. Open part of the week Wednesday-Sunday. No Dogs or Bikes Allowed.

1 month ago

Great hike

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hiking
2 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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!

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7 months ago

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
7 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

hiking
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.