Erna Nixon Park Nature Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Erna Nixon Park Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Melbourne, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding.

0.6 miles
6 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



trail running



wild flowers


no dogs

This 53.93-acre community park features a natural Florida hammock and nature preserve. It features an elevated boardwalk winding through three different ecosystems where native plant species and small animals can be viewed. The Nature Trail at Erna Nixon Park is .5 miles long most of which is on traveled on an elevated Board Walk. There are 5 resting areas with benches located around the trail. Watchable Wildlife: Gopher Tortoise, Indigo snake; Listed in State of Florida Great Florida Birding TrailSummer Tanager, Eastern Towhee, and mixed Warbler flocks in migration

15 days ago

Very nice trail with lots of educational placks

19 days ago

Great for small children.

1 month ago

Used to bring the kids here when they were small. Nice boardwalk hike through the woods. Palmettos all around the boardwalk as expected. A short amount of dirt trail at beginning and end of the loop.

4 months ago

Nice quick little trail, mostly boardwalk, but neat for the kids locally for something to do outdoors.

5 months ago

Friday, May 24, 2013

Neat little park for the kids or older people. Its only half a mile and most of it is on an elevated board walk so its impossible to get off trail or lost. My 4 year old loves it as we usually see an armadillo or two. 5 different resting areas olong the way as well. The park is very well kept as it is a Brevard County Park.