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#65 of 179 state parks in Florida

Best trails in Cayo Costa State Park

17 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Cayo Costa State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Cayo Costa is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Visitors may see manatees and pods of dolphins, as well as a spectacular assortment of birds. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities such as swimming, snorkeling or picnicking. There are also many nature trails providing opportunities for hiking and off-road bicycling. An amphitheater provides educational programs about the island's ecology and history. The park also offers primitive cabins and tent camping. The ferry, Tropic Star of Pine Island, departs from Pineland, Florida (Pine Island) and requires reservations.

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Map of trails in Cayo Costa State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2426 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(941) 964-0375
Helpful links
Top trails (2)
#1 - Cayo Costa Loop Trail
Cayo Costa State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Cayo Costa is a beautiful island, accessible only by boat. There is a ferry service, the Tropic Star, that makes multiple trips from Pine Island to Cayo Costa. There are multiple trails throughout theShow more
#2 - Quarantine Docks Loop Trail
Cayo Costa State Park
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
Quarantine Docks Loop Trail is a 9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Myers, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more