Don Pedro Island is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Placida, 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.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 0 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


paddle sports


bird watching





no dogs

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. Beautiful Don Pedro Island State Park is part of an extensive chain of barrier islands extending along Florida's Gulf Coast. Between Knight Island and Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Enjoy a leisurely walk on nature trails that meander through the island's eleven distinct natural communities. Along the way you can see the island's protected plant species, including giant leather fern, spreading air plant and coontie. Some of the protected animal species that may be seen on the island are the West Indian manatee, gopher tortoise, southern bald eagle, least tern, royal tern, sandwich tern and the American oystercatcher.

3 months ago


Wed Jul 11 2018

Can get there by kayak boat or ferry! Beautiful island beach and picnic area are great.

Fri Jan 03 2014

We enjoy the trails on the island every chance we are in the area. There is a lot of wildlife and the ranger is very helpful with information. The trails lead to a beachfront pavilion with an amazing (and uncrowded) beach.

5 months ago

Mon Mar 11 2019