Explore the most popular birding trails near Flagler Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite places to hike. There are so many butterflies and other wildlife around. Plus the foliage is beautifully mixed with palms, pines, and oaks that provide the perfect amount of shading and density that it feels like you're in a jungle. Note with all the water that there are spots that get muddy but manageable. I always use bug spray but did not notice an issue with mosquitoes.

walking
2 months ago

I liked that it was short due to being somewhat handicapped. I really enjoyed reading the informational plaques.

trail running
4 months ago

Fun trail with a ton of flora and fauna. terrain varies: sugar sand, hard pack, and can get a bit muddy in spots.

hiking
10 months ago

Decent distance and very easy

scenic driving
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Go here all the time, year round. My favorite bike ride (motorcycle). I enjoy it in a car as well, but on a motorcycle, theres no better feeling. Its beautiful and exciting

scenic driving
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Great views and a wonderful drive. Much more enjoyable visiting off-season, and the weather was perfect.

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

It was a great morning walk. There were a lot of spider webs along the wooded section of the trail. I was able to practice some superb karate moves when I would walk into them without seeing them first. There are sandspurs along the western side of the loop that may be aggravating if you have a dog. I did see some turkeys along the trail which was cool though.

scenic driving
Monday, June 13, 2016

Great Views

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Did this a couple years ago and again recently. It is Florida east coast at it's best.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

decent ride too short for my liking but was peaceful my diamondback 29er handled the roots and ruts fine but I can't say much for my wife's Avalon 26er she had a hard time with it do to not being able to switch through gears properly but all in all it was a fun place to ride

hiking
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Trail was completed covered by spider webs! Couldn't walk 10 feet without running into one.

hiking
Friday, April 11, 2014

The track shown in the present Track is not Fairchild Oak Trail it is the Bulow Trail. The Fairchild Oak Trail isn a loop that has has a red blaze. It is a loop of about one mile with two trailheads at the 90 degree turn in the Bulow Trail one headed East and the other South. It is an easy trail well kept up and can be reached from Bulow Trail at Board-man Ln. or at Fairchild Oak Park.

hiking
Sunday, December 15, 2013

My dog and I loved this easy and pretty hike. We went through a patch of sand spurs in the top loop which was frustrating for doggie. I recommend turning your pup around at the power line part to skip the loop.

scenic driving
Monday, July 22, 2013

The Ormond Loop is mostly a scenic drive often used by bikers both, pedal and motor. This is not my usual venue but this is really not a hiking trail and I am familiar with it and is worth a visit.
We’ll start at “Fortanato Park” at the corner of Granada and John Andrews Drive in Orlando Beach. A great place to stroll or have a picnic lunch and fish or watch the boats on the Halifax River. The drive starts with a left turn on John Andrews Dr. This is the “high rent district” great to visit around Christmas. On the left side (west) of the street is the Halifax River which will be with us until we get to High Bridge Road. As we drive north the real estate becomes more conventional until reach the work on the North Peninsula State Park which is being returned to its natural condition. At a “T” intersection we turn left on High Bridge Road.
This will take us to High Bridge, which is really not very high but is a draw bridge. On the left is High Bridge Park which has a boat launching ramp, fishing pier running under the bridge and some picnic tables. On the right side is part of North Peninsula Park with Costal Strand Trail. A great spot in the spring and fall to watch the boats following the seasons. Somewhere along the road the name changes to Boardman Road. It is used to launch small boats, for fishing, crabbing or netting for bait. Further west you cross Bulow Woods Trail. To the right or north the trail is to Bulow Park and to the south it leads to Fairchild Oak. A hiker could hike in either direction and be picked up by the driver. I would guess that it would be three or four miles to either. Going north about .5 miles will take you to Boardman Observation Platform on a pond often with many birds.
At the “T” intersection with North Beach Street turn right to pick up a hiker from Bulow Woods or left for the hiker from Fairchild Oak and to continue on the loop. Either Park is a great place to visit.
Straight ahead we pass through very pretty neighborhood. Turn left at the bridge and complete the loop.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Florida east coast. Crazy busy during tourist season.

hiking
Monday, May 06, 2013

This is an easy hike mostly along the Halifax River some light canopy covers the beginning and end (return hike) but the remainder has full exposure to the sun. Bring along sun and insect protection. The only wild life was a large gator in the river. There were a few flowers but this may be too early in the season. OK for families or a short walk.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I jogged this trail and it was awesome. There were challenging sandy parts, and small hills, and the scenery, butterflies, dragonflies, views from the tops of dunes...all totally worth it. Love it! It would be great for a family trail for the day, a picnic (with tables, too), or a 2+ total mile run ;)

hiking
Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nice trail for a family, or solo hike. Informative plaques along the way. Some sugar sand, but not bad.

hiking
Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easy loop trail light canopy provides limited shade but open sections are exposed. Take sun screen. Well marked and an easy trail to follow. A small section with some exposed tree roots which should be traversed with caution. A break from the beach if you are looking for one.

hiking
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The trail head is in Fairchild Oak section of Bulow Park, next to the south trail head for Bulow Trail, very short, about .5 miles, flat, mostly under light canopy. Many benches and informative plaques. No blazes, arrows on posts. A good trail to introduce youngsters to hiking. Good picnic spot. Rest rooms but no potable water.

mountain biking
Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nice trail for a quick ride, or hike. Part of the birding trail. Nice wooden bridge in the middle that opens up on either side to a nice marsh view.

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scenic driving
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