The Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve is 5,723 acres. The south part of the preserve is best known for its 25 miles of mountain biking trails which provide something for everyone from novice to expert riders.

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.


For hiking, visit the Balm Boyette Nature Preserve - West, located at 13998 Balm Boyette Road Lithia 33547.

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
Last Modified: 4/3/2024, 8:08:42 PM