Me and my friend took our combined 5 children here for a day hike. We had a great time and were able to get some great pictures. The banana spiders are healthy and thriving in this lush environment. The marsh is beautiful with an abundance of hermit crabs. I definitely recommend this trail.
This trail is beautiful. We saw a wood pecker, cardinal and many other butterflies and birds. We also saw a raccoon, dolphins in the water and a family of pigs with a lot of piglets. I also saw some insects I've never seen before. The foliage and water views were beautiful. It was 102F when we were hiking but thankfully the trail had a lot of shade and benches along the way. We will definitely be back. This was the most wildlife we've seen on a trail in Florida during the day.
Loved the trails and that the park was not crowded at all. There was enough shade to where the heat wasn't miserable. Beautiful scenery, all I can say is BRING BUG SPRAY! Without bug spray the mosquito can definitely ruin your hike. Everytime we stopped we were swarmed with 20+ mosquitos.
We hiked the southern red and purple loop. Lots of shade and hard woods. Eventually you walk along the river with some gorgeous views. Downed trees frequent the river banks. We saw many birds and armadillos.
Previous reviewers had given me concern over how kid friendly the trails would be. The 8 miles of trails that I hiked were more than kid friendly and there were plenty of benches and scenic rest areas. There was a small section of the yellow trail that was very close to a swampy area that I wouldn't have felt comfortable taking the kids on. However it could easily be avoided.
Overall, a great trip and lot of natural beauty to see.
Diane U. on Guana River State Park
Wonderful trail. My third hike and still seeing new things.
Guana River also offers kayaking and stand up paddling where you can enjoy all types of beautiful birds. At the North end of Guana River is North Guana Outpost (4415 Mickler Road) where you can rent kayaks and paddleboards also they have all types of fishing supplies. Very helpful staff.
Raul V. on Guana River State Park
It's a great area for a long and relaxed walk/hike, the trail is very clean and easy. I saw families and kids doing the trail.
If you follow the directions on this app, it will not bring you to the trail heads- you need to go 7 miles south in order to get there. Or if you coming in from the north- stop at first GTM stop area. It's by the boat ramp and education center.
The trails were nice-
Great park. Trailhead is not where the app directed me but about 8 miles further south, the entrance for the trails was by the gas station on A1A. I was unable to check in but still enjoyed the trails there. Fantastic trails for young kids and beginners. I did the complete loop but it did not add up to 10 miles.
A great place to get in shape for longer hikes. The orange trail is a bit less used. As it's closest to the swampy area, I found more insects, spiders, and a snake on this visit. If you have kids, I'd stay down the yellow, red, purple trails. Some great beach front as well.