Collier-Seminole Hiking Trail [CLOSED]

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Collier-Seminole State Park

Collier-Seminole Hiking Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Naples, Florida that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 13 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

bugs

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

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muddy
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3 months ago

You have to stop at the Ranger station first to sign in and get the gate code. It is about a mile before the trailhead. Good trail, not for little kids. First 1/3 mile was deep mud. Tight trail, not overly marked like the CREW trails around collier county. There is a hike in primitive campsite. A must do when visiting us.

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muddy
off trail
4 months ago

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Mon Jan 21 2019

Obtain combination for the Trailhead Gate when you register at the Collier-Seminole State Park Visitor Center. Hiked the perimeter forest road to the northwest corner and made a loop back to the Trailhead. Subtropical pine forest provides for a relaxing walk away from the crowds.

Tue Jan 15 2019

The trail is open, you must pay fee at the Collier-Seminole State Park office at the entrance. They will give you the code to the lock. The trail is about a 1/2 mile east of the park so you drive back out of the park heading east. They will also give you a map. It is a great trail that loops back to entrance. Be advised this trail is very wet during the rainy season. It is not easy, even during the dry season. Get there early so you have plenty of daylight. Take Plenty of water and snacks. Some areas even during dry season are muddy. No sneakers, take hiking boots. Common sense take hiking poles. Trail markers all along to guide you. Marked on trees yellow paint and pink ribbons. It is a very narrow trail. There is a primitive camp site but I have not stayed overnight. Im not sure how it works or if there is an extra fee to stay overnight. Ask ranger. When you complete your hike phone the ranger office and let them know you left safely. The pass they give you with the code has the tel number. Its a great hike even if you dont do the whole loop.

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Wed Mar 07 2018

I just spoke to a ranger at the park. The trail is closed at this time due to a large wildfire in the Picayune State Forest nearby, and only about 2 miles of trail are open, due to hurricane damage from Irma, and there is no timeline of when the trail will be restored.

Sat Apr 16 2016

So many mosquitoes! Besides that it was beautiful.

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Sat May 18 2013

Be sure to avoid this trail in the rainy season or after a storm. Bring bug spray, it's a swamp walk. It's alright. It's a good trail to just day hike or to build up for a harder trail.

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Sat Nov 12 2011

We have hiked this trail twice now. The first time was January 1, 2011. The trail had been overgrown and VERY difficult to navigate. The "map" given at the ranger's station was inadequate to say the least. We are 4 moderately experienced hikers and this took us 6 hrs to walk, stumble, crawl, and fall down. We agreed that this was one of the most difficult trails that we had been on. The reviews say that this is easy it needs to be bumped up. The ranger told us the a team that takes care of clearing and marking it was snowed in and didn't make it down. Now, 11 months, and some days, we went back. The team still had not shown up and it was worse. We did half the trail (the upland pine Forrest) in 2 hours. But still had to hack and find our way. This would be a great adventure for anyone of moderate or better experience. But do not take a novice and make sure up bring plenty of water and bug repellent as both are just as vital as for getting you out!!

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