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Address: 14302 Morris Bridge Rd, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
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Located outside of downtown Tampa, this dog-friendly park offers hiking...

Located outside of downtown Tampa, this dog-friendly park offers hiking trails and a nine mile paved bike trail.

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Flatwoods is different for many people, although no motor powered vehicles allowed. Perhaps most would use the 7 mile paved loop, accessed via either a 0.6 miles, or a 2 miles... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
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Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Flatwoods is different for many people, although no motor powered vehicles allowed. Perhaps most would use the 7 mile paved loop, accessed via either a 0.6 miles, or a 2 miles section to the two parking areas. This is frequented by runners, cyclists, roller skaters, particularly Saturday and Sunday morning. Later the day it is pretty chilled (actually it gets... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

It seemed like a lovely park. My husband and two dogs went for a walk there on Tuesday. The weather was nice. The park was clean. My only complaint is the "trail map" is completely useless. My husband took a photo of the posted trail map and we had a paper copy of the map. At some point in our... More 

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Thonotosassa, Florida
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

Excellent place for biking. Long, hilly runs and flat as well. Asphalted throughout. Some sections under water after heavy rains. Full of wildlife!

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Fremont, Michigan
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

We found this great bike trail in the middle of nature. There are two main entrances. On off of Morris Bridge Rd and one off of Bruce B Downs. There is a $2 parking fee, which helps maintain the restrooms and water stations. It is well worth it to have facilities to use. The main loop is 7 miles long.... More 

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Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This park has a 8 Mile Asfault Trail along with a good nature Trail ...the nature Trail r not hard so almost. Can enjoy them .. The walking Trail was closed for repairs hopefully they will open soon. Hrs. 7am To. 8 pm

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Reviewed March 31, 2016

There's not too much to write up. It's a great place to bike or hike. The courtesy stations are clean and well-kept, and at a two-dollar fee (on the honor system) it's a great value.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a biking and walking park. Nice hiking trails through the woods where you are likely to see deer and pigs. The paved trail runs from both entrances and provides great distance and lap oriented biking throughout the park. There are offroad trails as well. Walkers need to be aware and stay to the sides or at least move... More 

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Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a must for bikers. Lots on road for road biking and endless trails for mountain biking. Must much shade for road biking but still fulfills your need. Lots of wildlife and nature to enjoy.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

I love going out here for bike rides. The paved part of the park is great for serious bikers and also for casual weekends riders like me. This past weekend we saw several deer, a bobcat, a couple alligators and lots of pretty birds. The paved loop is great since the park system provides water stations if you need it.... More 

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Reviewed February 17, 2016

Never realized the park was as large as it is. I decided to bike ride from the entrance on Fletcher Avenue. The "Main" trail paralleled I-75 and is not paved, but is very smooth. I crossed over the dam, and headed to the primary loop. After driving the loop, I reviewed the map a little closer and found a few... More 

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