Peaceful Ridge Trail
Peaceful Ridge Trail Points of Interest
The Peaceful Ridge Trail begins at Robbins Lodge & Natural Area and exits out the northwest corner across a beautiful bridge where it connects to SW 36th Court. Heading west you come to Peaceful Ridge Road aka SW 121st Avenue with the famous Flamingo Gardens to the south. At this point you can either head north or continue west. Heading north along Peaceful Ridge Road you’ll travel for several blocks along the road pavement because it is lined on both sides by Australian Pines. If one takes the westerly route along the frontage road for Flamingo Road, there is off-the-road riding in the swale but there is no shade. Crossing SW 26th Street at Peaceful Ridge Road, the trail meanders along behind some homes and is very scenic and shady. Please stay on the western edge of the road and don’t ride through people’s yards. At SW 14th Street the trail turns east along a drainage canal, one of many in the Davie area, to Hiatus Road and then it turns south. At SW 16th Street you can either head west or continue south to SW 26th Street. If you turned west you will wind your way through this equestrian-oriented neighborhood turning left on SW 115th Avenue and then right on SW 20th Street. Head westerly along 20th Street until you reach the Peaceful Ridge Road and another left turn will take you back to the trail head.
Robbins Lodge & Preserve
The entrance to this preserve lies about one-half mile north of Orange Drive on Hiatus Road. It consists of 160 acres of pasture, equestrian trails, hardwood hammocks, pavilions, an equestrian facility, gazebo, and the original house that can be rented for special events.
The bells of Easter Hill mark the location where the Wray, Chaplin and Wood families who pioneered this area, celebrated Easter sunrise services in the 1960’s. That site now includes a gazebo for weddings and Sunday concerts in the Park
A famous tourist attraction at the corner of Flamingo Road and SW 36th Court is another spot along the trail. The original homestead of the Wray family, it is a botanical garden and horticultural enthusiast’s dream with exotic species of plants and trees from around the world. It is also a citrus farm with many varieties of fruit and a wildlife park. It has exotic and native reptiles, birds, and other animals in their wildlife habitat displayed throughout the site. It’s a great place to see, hear, and read some of the history of Davie.