If your kids have ridden those trails at Alafia they will be fine a Flatwoods.
The ride starts at the Flatwoods Station that is off of Morris Bridge Road. It is NOT where we had the Christmas Party. If you were to pass the entrance to Trout Creek Park (which is where the party was) and follow Morris Bridge Road, The road will bend to the north and you will go passed two other park entrances and over an overpass which crosses the HIllsborough River. The entrance station is on the left. There is a small sign that points to the "birding trial" that might alert you. If you reach Cross creek Blvd, you have gone to far.
As far as the trails go, there is a little bit of variety that is ridden, but primarily the group starts down (south) the 1800 trail, turns back on to the Eubanks Parkway, comes back out to the paved loop at the "Y" watering hole. We then head back into the woods at #26 and ride through to #37. At this point is where the divergence ususally takes place. Some will turn around an go back from there, others will continue to ride until the reach the water control structure over the river (#38-#47), while others have recently added the new Panther reroute to there route.
No matter which way you decide to go, there is always someone to ride with from the very fast to the very relaxed. Most folks fall somewhere in the middle. Distances run from about 11 miles to about 18-19 miles.
The night rides are great fun!
Hope to see you there!!