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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Trail [CLOSED] is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Naples, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 1.6 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Bird watching

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Closed

Fee

No dogs

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"This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. COST: $14 per person.

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Reviews (96)
Photos (146)
Recordings (69)
Completed (177)
Jennifer Wilkens
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Hiking

Walked this boardwalk when we visited my Mom in Naples. It was beautiful to walk and see the sights. Unfortunately, we didn’t see anything more than a lizard and otter prints on the deck! All the gators must have been hiding!

Mike Hushek
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Hiking

Unfortunately it is closed until further notice.

Izzy S
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Hiking

Accessible and provides a beautiful view into the Florida swamp. Saw red-shouldered hawks, gators of various sizes, piliated woodpeckers, and a little raccoon.

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Vid Giam
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Hiking

excellent walk thru varied ecosystems all on boardwalk. so much to see and and hear. take your time don't rush

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Justin Eddings
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Hiking

Some areas closed and in need of repairs. Tighten screw to reduce squeaky planks. Lots of volunteers to help along route

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David Montag
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Hiking

Great system of boardwalks. My two children 4-7 were able to do the whole thing. Lots of wildlife spotted: pileated woodpecker, baby alligator, river otter, night heron, egrets, ibises, anhingas.

kristina diaz
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Hiking

A great hike all boardwalk so everyone gets to experience it.

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Megan Cadorin
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Mountain biking

I saw otters, lots of different kinds of birds and even alligators! A scenic and flat trail great for hikers or bikers at any skill level.

Mike Hushek
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Hiking

Great morning walk. Saw red shoulder hawks, anhinga, alligator, and a raccoon out for a stroll.

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Anthony Eugenio
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Hiking

Aside from being a bit pricey $14.00 for entry. it’s not a bad trail, the whole thing is a boardwalk (hence why the charge so much can only imagine how much it is to maintain) so no crazy terrain. Lots of birds and the elusive ghost orchid.

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TIM R
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HikingBridge outSnow

Its always a great walk. Small section under refurbishment.

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Mike Hushek
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Hiking

The second walk was better than the first today. Saw a couple Hawks, an owl, lots of birds, baby gators and a pig frog. Was really nice with the rain showers passing through.

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Mike Hushek
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Hiking

Nice easy walk. Saw a handful of things but have seen more in the past. Was nice to have a couple rain showers along the way!

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Terri Jeppson
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Hiking

Beautiful hike to get an overview of the swamp - lovely orchids and bromeliads.

Eric Bachmann Sr.
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Hiking

Always a great peaceful hike. Well kept grounds and boardwalks, Everythingw was open and in great shape.

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Tito Saunders
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Hiking

The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a very peaceful place to go for a hike. Most of the trail is shaded and unbelievably, mosquito free. Even though we went in June and after two weeks of heavy rain, the water levels were pretty low and no mosquitos at all. We began hiking very early and followed the trail to the end, but if I were to hike it again, I would most definitely start at the end of the trail, hike the loop to the beginning and make a full circle back to lettuce pond instead of leaving the trail. Another tip is when you get to lettuce pond, look to your right by the nesting stork closed trail and you may be able to see a pair of adult owls. I saw them flying a couple times but unfortunately, the trees were in the way and could not capture a picture. Several baby gators were sunbathing in the lettuce pond and a native birds were fishing the water. Now, if you want to see Cardinals, this is the place to explore. I have been to several national parks, sanctuaries and forest but have never seen that many cardinals. In the old forest, you will hear woodpeckers pounding the trees so loud that you may think that someone is shooting a machine gun. Go early in the morning, bring water, binoculars and a camera and you will not be disappointed. We are planning to return during nesting season and hopefully we can see Roseate Spoonbills and other wading birds. Your receipt will allow you to visit the sanctuary for two days back to back. This review does not make justice to the peaceful and majestic experience you will have while walking in the old forest. Take your time and read the fun facts and informational boards along the trail.

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Kerith Elaine
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Hiking

One of my favorite trails. We saw a lot of wildlife here- Owls, gators, Racoons. Love this place

Maryann Murray
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Hiking

Fantastic! Well-maintained boardwalk with great nav and education signage. Audubon team members all around with great guidance on the wildlife. Saw hawks, warblers, ibis, and alligators !

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Fred Schechtman
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HikingNo shade
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Sylvia I.
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Bird Watching

Nice boardwalk, and guided walks.

Jeri Jurgens
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Fabulous walk!!

Sherri O’Hanlon
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Beautiful, easy gentle walk on very hot days. Lots of shade

Kelly Barter
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Hiking

One amazing hike! Gift shop with hiking stick medallions for sale. Boardwalk. Free strollers can be borrowed for the duration of the hike. $14 to enter. Benches throughout to rest. No bathrooms on the hike. Pack lots of water if it is hot out.

Madelyn Hogrebe
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Walking

Walking the loop on the boardwalk was a great way to see the abundance of flora and fauna that call the swamp home. Beautiful and very serene!

Tatiana C
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Hiking

Beautiful nature and lots of wildlife. We saw plenty of birds and gators and tracks of other animals in the mud. The water level was high and in some places you have to cross the trail in the water going above ankles. Very serene and plenty of flowers

Jennifer Pawlowski
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Nice boardwalk through the swamp. Tons of Naturalists along the way to point out plants and animals that you could miss along the way.

Jenna Fischer
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Walking

It had a lot of plant life and a little wildlife like birds, snakes, raccoon, turtles and lizards. The wildlife was less prevalent if you walked through. You had to "mosey" around to see it. Boardwalk straight through so very easy.

Wendy S.
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Walking

Beautiful and peaceful

Prinzzess FelicityJade
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Walking

Great. It was a really peaceful walk. Saw a lot of bugs and birds and a raccoon. No alligators tho :(

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