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 birding and is accessible year-round.
So many mosquitoes! Besides that it was beautiful.
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.
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!!