Balm Boyette Nature Preserve - West (Hiking)
Location and Hours
Sunrise to Sunset
Hiking Spree Location
Name of trail: Crooked Wood Trail
Class: C - Primitive
Rating: 3 - Strenuous
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Hiking Spree Info
The Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve is 5,723 acres. The west part of the preserve has a 2 mile hiking trail through scrub habitat.
The preserve's significance extends beyond its recreational use. The preserve is also home to more than 800 acres of intact scrub habitat. This rare and declining habitat supports many protected plant and animal species, many of which cannot survive without it. These species include the Florida golden aster, Florida scrub-jays, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises.
Balm Boyette Preserve Trail Map
Hiking Safety Guidelines
Always be prepared when hiking on nature preserves:
- Bring plenty of water
- Download the map
- Tell someone your plan
- Wear proper shoes and sun protection
- Stay on marked trails
- During the rainy season, many trails will have standing water.
- If you think you are lost, call us at (813) 672-7876
- In case of an emergency, call 911
For mountain biking visit Balm Boyette Nature Preserve - South located at 15102 County Road 672, Wimauma, FL 33598.
- Bird Watching
- Hiking Trail
- Pets Allowed