Black Island Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Black Island Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bonita Springs, Florida that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, and road biking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

beach

forest

river

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

This is a 2.6 mile trail in Lover's Key State Park. There is an entrance fee of $8 per vehicle or $2 per pedestrian. The trail follows the canals and has three shortcuts along it. Shortcut 1 will cut the trail to 1.2 miles, shortcut 2 to 1.8 miles, and shortcut three to 2.2 miles. Swimming is not allowed in the canals.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

birding
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice walk with plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities

5 months ago

6 months ago

Nice place for a walk, some bird watching and lots of geckos. $8 entrance for a car.

hiking
11 months ago

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

it was nice...near the beach. didn't see any thing... maybe a bird. if already at lovers key beach...it's a nice little walk with shade. i probably won't go back. did it done it... pretty but was a little bored.
very easy to walk. a few different access points.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

pretty but hot this time of year...

Sunday, April 03, 2016

We loved the trail! We were able to take our dog on the leash, and go for a nice breezy walk. It was a different scenery than what other SWFL trails have to offer. Parking was $8 for my husband and I to enter the park, but I'd say money well spent. We will definitely be back! Next time we will pack a picnic lunch!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Great. Nice views of the water and paddlers. Saw some wildlife and alligators also.

hiking
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Black Island Trail and Eagle Trail are located within Lovers Key State Park. The trailhead is located approximately .25 mile east of Lovers Key Beach --- consistently rated as one of the best beaches in the United States. The full loop of the Black Island trail system is 4.5 miles, but 3 separate shortcuts are available that will cut some distance off this total. Eagle Trail connects to Black Island on the north end and adds an additional 1.5 miles of trail for those wanting extra distance.

Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for the occasional alligator along the trail system. More common early in the morning as they have a tendency to come out of the brush to sun themselves in the open areas. Also, tons of bluejays and cardinals can be found on the southern end of Black Island trail.

hiking
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

hiking
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Very hot! If hiking in the summer, go early or start in the evening. We were able to see a tortoise, a couple black racers, and a shark. Definitely a good hike.