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The Flatwoods Park Trail is located within a park of the same name. Flatwoods Park is just one of five parks that make up the Wilderness Park system. These parks include Trout Creek, Dead River, Morris Bridge and John B. Sargeant Memorial Park. This multi-purpose route is a seven-mile paved loop that provides a pleasant wooded experience with abundant wildlife such as armadillo, turtles, hawks, and deer to name a few. Towards the edge of the trail going west and north, you will ride pass some of Tampa’s housing developments. There are several picnic shelters, grills and tables available throughout the trail with a fee, along with coolers and other amenities. Some caution should be used during and after rain showers as puddles can develop. On any given day, there is a good blend of cyclers, joggers, hikers, and skaters and proper etiquette should be used by all.
There is a two-mile extension that connects the main loop to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard with an additional paved one-mile connection between Morris Bridge Road and the loop road.
The Morris Bridge entrance is about 5 miles northeast of I-75 on Morris Bridge Road (CR 579) at Flatwoods Park Trail. Taking exit 266 towards E Fletcher Ave/Morris Bridge Road will take you directly to the park. A visitor center is located within the entrance with additional parking available 0.5 miles further west where the loop trail begins.
The Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (CR 581) entrance is 1 mile northeast of I-75 via exit 270 at the intersection of Richmond Place Drive with restrooms and parking available.
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