UWF Trail Maps
You may view and print a variety of campus maps to guide you in exploring our nature trail. Motorcycles and off-road vehicles are not permitted on trails.
Maps are in either .jpg or .pdf format. For .pdf files, you will need Adobe Reader installed. You may download a free copy at Adobe's website.
Located opposite the Sports Complex, runners and walkers may access four Cross Country Trails which wind through the Baars-Firestone Wildlife Sanctuary exploring sandhill, hammock and wetlands habitat. Offering varied terrain, the trails are bordered by Campus Drive and Campus Lane on two sides and are adjacent to Martin Hall and the Multipurpose Fields. Parking is available at the Sports Complex or between the Building 90 Complex and Martin Hall.
Dogs can be walked provided they are on a leash. For more details, see the UWF Animal Control Policy.
The Edward Ball Nature Trail (pdf) is accessed behind Crosby Hall (Bldg. 10) and Bldg. 11. This half-mile boardwalk meanders through Thompson’s Bayou over a hardwood swamp that is home to mammals, birds, fish and reptiles, including an occasional American alligator (Alligator mississipiensis). Foot traffic only may explore the preserve trail originally funded by Note: updated map in design).
West Campus Trails
Located on the western most 600 acres of campus (a.k.a. Campus Woods), uniquely named, diverse and challenging trails (pdf) are enjoyed by hiking, cycling, geo-cache and equestrian enthusiasts. Trail etiquette necessitates those on foot yield to horses while cyclists yield to foot traffic and equestrians. Motorcycles and off-road vehicles are not permitted on campus trails. The UWF Cycling Club hosts orientation rides touring the 20+ miles of trails on campus.
Main Campus Trails
The heart of Main Campus has three scenic walking routes of varied distance and degrees of difficulty.