scenic driving
4 days ago

Gorgeous Motorcycle ride on this loop today, smooth roads, light traffic, huge win. The ride along the coast next to the ocean is my favorite part, as will be the case for most, but the shady tree tunnels on the west part of the loop are a welcome to any cyclist and shouldnt be missed. Take this ride!!!

So, so pretty! Easy to follow & good variation. The oaks are absolutely breathtaking & MASSIVE. Lots to see out there!

hiking
22 days ago

This trail is in the open for the entire loop portion, with sandy terrain. Otherwise, an easy hike. Did not see much wildlife on the path, which was disappointing, but there are a couple of mini-spurs off the path that lead to pretty views of the marsh.

I loved this trail. It was very peaceful. If you come early expect bugs but once the sun is out it smooth sailing.

mountain biking
rocky
1 month ago

oops! went the wrong way. came back and the trail was closed. so, we crossed the locked gate anyway and got busted by park ranger. never made it to plantation!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Drive along A1A next to the Atlantic Ocean, Old Kings Road and Dixie Highway. Views of the ocean are nice and there’s a long portion further inland on a two lane road under old oak trees. It runs by at least three state parks with multiple ruins.

There's a little more out here than just the route shown but it's all easy. Some of it runs through the campground or along the road, but the part through the woods is pretty good. Quite a few people out fishing too. If you're looking to do a quick hike I don't know if it's worth the $4 or $5 admission fee, but I'd already paid for admission at Washington Oaks earlier in the day (which is worth the price) so my ticket got me in here too.

excellent

hiking
3 months ago

Easy and beautiful February hike. Our dog had a great time, too!

Hiked this on a cool winter day. No bugs, so that was wonderful. This is a relatively short and easy walk in the woods. For a longer hike, the Bulow Creek Trail can be accessed from the same parking lot as this trail. You can hike from here all the way to the Bulow Plantation and sugar mill ruins and back. This would be an all day hike.

Nice old growth and shade. saw a coral snake and a small gopher tortoise. muddy in spots but better than a slog through the pine plantations..jan 24th.

One of the better trails in the area. The actual trailhead is just outside the entrance to the state park but there’s not much parking there. In mid January it was a little muddy in spots but nothing too bad. It is in a low lying area though so expect a lot of water and a lot more mud in the rainy season. The entire trail is shaded though. This also connects to the trail coming up from the Fairchild Oak and my recording includes the Boardman Pond Overlook so I ended up doing a lot more than the 5.3 miles listed for this trail. My total out and back was a little over 8.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

The trail had a few Muddy spots. I was able to find a 5.7 mile loop going to the Cisco Ditch, which was just a ditch, not especially interesting.

Did a January hike, no bugs. A well maintained trail sunny trail.

I have tried walking this trail in June, and turned back after a few feet due to persistent mosquitoes with a quick bite. However, came back in late December and the hike here was truly enjoyable. The trail is clearly marked, and the terrain changes are really unique. I highly recommend this hike for a winter Florida day. Definitely avoid the trail in summer and just go to the beach instead.

hiking
5 months ago

I'm not sure how this map got listed for the Wahlin Trail but this isn't it. This is the trail that takes you to the Boardman Pond. The Wahlin Trail is located about 2 miles south of this, right next to the Fairchild Oak Trail off Old Dixie Highway, and is a 0.3 mile nature walk.

hiking
5 months ago

Did this trail a week before Christmas and took this from Fairchild Oak across Walter Boardman Lane to the Boardman Pond observation point. That made a round trip of 4.6 miles. There are a few low-lying areas that had some mud and a little bit of water, but nothing terrible. Passing through the swamp you will notice a slight sulfur smell.

hiking
5 months ago

You can take this all the way out to the ocean at North Peninsula State Park. I did this on a cool, cloudy (and very windy) day in December so the sun wasn't a problem, but there is a long stretch where it's pretty open. Much of the trail is sandy too. I didn't see any wildlife but there were plenty of deer tracks.

on Fairchild Oak Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. The area is unspoiled and at times breathtaking . A few muddy areas but very doable. crossed the road and started Bulow Plantation trail to observation point. Great views of the marsh. Overall a great hike.

hiking
7 months ago

well marked trail, some areas are very overgrown. Heavy rain yesterday made the trail very difficult to pass in certain areas.

hiking
7 months ago

We ended up walking the trail all the way to Fairchild Oak at Bulow Creek State Park. The conditions on the trail were marshy with several locations that were covered with water. The later half of the trip down to the park was a much nicer cleaner path. overall still a fun hike for Florida.

hiking
9 months ago

Fairchild oak to Walter boardman is 2 miles not 3.7.

Nice hike, lots of shades, got to see a deer, well maintained trail

hiking
11 months ago

trail was dry and mostly easy to follow. great day with the family

Nice trail. We saw deer, birds, and beautiful oak trees. The path was clearly marked. We did have a couple of ticks on us when we got done, but no problem with mosquitoes.

hiking
Mon Mar 18 2019

Well maintained, marked and cleared trail, bridge crosses the marsh an additional side trail.

hiking
Mon Feb 18 2019

Short, easy and pleasant walk.

hiking
Thu Feb 07 2019

Nice clear path. I’d go early as you’re walking in the sun for a good while at the loop area (to avoid the heat).

hiking
Thu Jan 31 2019

Nice well maintained trail. Birds, armadillos, deer. No spider webs in winter

Showing results 1 - 30 of 125