Black Point Wildlife Drive

EASY 9 reviews

Black Point Wildlife Drive is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Merrit Island, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.7 miles
29 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving



This 7-mile, one-way drive follows a dike road around several shallow marsh impoundments and through pine flatwoods. A self-guiding brochure (available near the drive entrance) will provide information on things to look for. There is a $5 fee (cash or check) per vehicle for a day pass or you can purchase a yearly pass for $15 at the Visitor Information Center.

3 months ago

I really enjoy this area ... it is a nice drive through wetlands where you can get some fantastic wildlife photographs. It is a very popular birding trail. There are also areas where you can park and walk or ride a bicycle. The roads are dirt or grassy so you will need a mountain bike for them. Lots of alligators as well, especially towards the second half of the drive.

7 months ago

Beautiful trail with a lot of wildlife, we saw lots of birds and gators. Perfect for biking.

scenic driving
Monday, May 02, 2016

Great trail, more for driving than hiking. they do have foot trails and bike trails but be careful. Caution: There are alligators and bobcats on this path.

scenic driving
Monday, June 09, 2014

Perfect for a drive out of town and into the real Florida! Lots of wildlife that did not shy away because of the car, perfect picture opportunities (next time I will not forget my DSLR), and beautiful surroundings. You can literally just get lost in here for hours and hours. Before you know it, it's been 3+ hrs! Well worth the drive.

scenic driving
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Incredible wildlife drive! Lots of birds to see even for a desensitized Native Floridian. If you live in Central Florida or are visiting check it out--you don't even have to get out of your car.

off road driving
8 months ago

Friday, January 13, 2017

recorded driving route

scenic driving
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Monday, December 03, 2012