Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve Trail

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Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cape Coral, FL that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.7 miles 3 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A winding boardwalk through spreading mangroves along the river The winding boardwalk gives you the best view of the spreading mangroves and a chance to view some of the natural life that lives along the river. For adventurers there is canoe and kayak rental to allow you to get closer to nature.The park contains 365 acres of red, black and white mangroves along with large open areas of marshlands. There are 5000 ft. of shoreline on the Caloosahatchee River and small tidal streams meander into the interior. Wildlife that may be seen include various herons and egrets, otters, raccoons, woodpeckers, and migratory birds. Infrequent visitors include alligators, osprey, anhingas, cormorants, white ibis and ducks. The tidal creeks are home to many small fish and the young of our game fish species, which take shelter in the mangroves and marshes to escape predators and find food. In this way saltwater wetlands are vitally important in acting as nurseries for our fish and shellfish.

20 days ago

Not much to see. Maybe in the winter time there will be more animals. They do need to clean up some of the trash that comes in.

walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

It is a nice trail. It was a hot day today but there was plenty of shade from the trees. Definitely worth coming here again.

nature trips
4 months ago

Took a walk on Memorial Day morning, just after sunrise. I must have been the first one into the Preserve area, took advantage of a quiet walk. Being new in Florida, it's wonderful to be able to learn and visualize factors of the local ecosystem by visiting in parks and preserves such as this one.

1 year ago

Decent hike through the mangroves on a man made path. Did this on Thanksgiving morning when it was cool. Wouldn't want to do it in the dead of summer with the standing water and all the mosquitoes. Had a couple of piers built to walk out into the inlets on the river.

walking
2 years ago

Easy and fun trail to walk along a boardwalk. Some nature but beautiful views of the river as well. Lots of shade and benches along the walk. Lots of site marks with information mainly about the trees but also some wildlife.

hiking
3 years ago

great hike along a wonderful boardwalk. clearer trail marking would helped. hiked with my 83 year old mom and she was able to navigate with problem. thanks for appropriately placed benches and good interpretive signage.

nature trips
4 years ago

very peaceful.

walking
4 years ago

Outstanding boardwalk through mangroves.