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Balm-Boyette

Average Rating:    (3.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 52

There are 12 miles of single track and 8 miles of two track both on the East side of the road. Trails have been reconfigured into a Northern Loop of berm trails, and a Southern Loop of wooded single-track.
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Latitude
27.780050233528332
Longitude
-82.24870562553406
Trail Directions
Take 1-75 exit on 46. Head east on CR-674 past 301 until you get to Balm wimauma rd. take a left. go all the way down until you reach CR-672. Cross the road and take balm boyette rd. follow it down and around the corner. you'll see a little parking lot on the right. enter.
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ruskin
   


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Review Date
November 12, 2016

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mtbtrailrider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Heard about this trail, saw videos about it, had to do it...and I was not disappointed! These trails are amazing! Lots to ride for different levels of skill ranging from flat and curvy to nice drops. This is definitely a destination set of trails for me.

Recommended Route:
My favorite was The Ridgeline. The last two drops...Oh My God and Max Gs were the best. You definitely can't brake going down because you need the momentum to get up on the flip side.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Alafia River State Park is just a short drive from Balm Boyette...its worth checking out.



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Review Date
February 10, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Rafael ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is tons of fun. The trail is smooth and fast and flows very well. It is well maintained by Swamp and it has terrain for all levels. Not very technical but the fact that you can keep your speed around corners requires good control from the rider. The trails themselves are well marked but more signage is needed in the crossroads and intersections to guide you to the desired trail.

Recommended Route:
Just try to follow the map the best you can to guide you to the trails you want to ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Alafia, Carter Road



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Review Date
April 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: AJ ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trails are very well maintained by the local orgainization Swamp. Trail signage makes navigation very easy. Ridgeline is a blast to ride and a definite must. Boyette has something to offer for everyone.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Alafia, Carter Road



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Review Date
February 15, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Eric Heisig ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I recently returned to Balm-Boyette after 3 years and was pleasantly surprised. It is very fast and fun and there is enough there to challenge the most daring rider.

I live in Lakeland so Carter Rd is my home trail, and I love Alafia, but Balm Boyette is my current favorite (local) trail.

Recommended Route:
Advanced riders, head straight for Ridgeline, Pandemonium etc...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Alafia River St Park and Loyce Harpe (Carter Rd)



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Review Date
December 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: dardrix ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I've ridden Boyette's trails many times in the last few years and I must say that this park recently has become my favorite and has come a long way. You've got to ride a little ways out to get to the fun stuff but it's well worth it. You wont see as many people on these trails in comparison to Alafia. It is great park on days Alafia is packed since it's so close. I've been to Santos, Alafia, and Carter many times, but none of them have a trail that compares to Ridgeline. Ridgeline is an absolute blast for the moderate to advanced rider. Not so technical but just fast, smooth riding. Pandemonium is another relatively new trail that is really nice. Any don't pass up north and south abyss either. All the other trails are a good warm up if you need it. If you live in Tampa-Orlando area and you haven't checked out Boyette you are definitely missing out.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Alafia, Carter, and Santos.



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