|Hike Name:||Flatwoods Park - Bruce B Downs trailhead|
|Directions:||Off CR 581 3 miles north of I-75 overpass on east side of the road.|
|Total Hike Distance:||20.00 miles|
|Hike Difficulty:||Easy to Moderate|
|Hike Type:||Roundtrip, Loop Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Parking lot / trailhead|
|Trails Used:||off road bike and hike, multiple service roads,|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||None|
|Management:||City Park Service|
|Contact Information:||Hillsborough County Dept of Parks and Recreation
Southwest Florida Water Management District
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Secondary Paved Roads, Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads|
|Hike Summary:||Flatwoods Park is a property managed by the county and SWFMD. It is a multi use park. Hiking off road provides a beautiful refuge away from the congested urban environment that surround much of this park. The interior is more remote than one might think. Even when the parking lot is full of cars there for biking and blading, I can hike beautiful areas and see nary a soul! This park is very near my house and I go out here a few times a week for short hikes.
These photos were from March of 07.