Florida Trail: Blue-Orange Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Florida Trail: Blue-Orange Trail is a 14.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Immokalee, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from November until April.

DISTANCE
14.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no shade

no dogs

This is a mostly flat path, alternating between gravel, grass, and dried mud. There are portions with some shade, but it is mostly open to the sun. Along the way, you will pass through open grass plains, cypress domes, and burned out forrest. There is a wide variety of plants and animals to view along the way. In short, this is a peaceful look at everything the Everglades has to offer and is essentially the opposite of being in Miami.

hiking
2 months ago

we completed the trail today. 3.29.18 and hiked a total of 16.02 miles. Took us about 7hrs including the the breaks we took. We had also really good weather. the day was hot but there was a breeze. very little shading. bring sunblock and about 3L of water per person. there isn't any water source available. all the ponds and bodied of water have alligators. BIG ONES. there are two camping zones with picnic tables so you can enjoy lunch. overall great trail.

backpacking
3 months ago

Completed the loop on my dads b day (15.83 miles). He passed away several years ago and I wanted to commemorate his life. Took me about 6 hours with several stops to snack and rest my feet. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and “plenty” of water. Not much shade to be had. But over the day was successful. Good luck!

backpacking
4 months ago

Did this a few weeks ago and it was dry so nice not to walk through the mud. We stayed overnight in Panther camp and it was great as there was a picnic table and fire ring available.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great trail. We hit only a few patches of mud and one small bit of about an in deep standing water that we had to cross; otherwise the trail was dry and maintained, with clearly marked blaze and signs. We saw about 4 black racer snakes, at least 10 alligators sunning themselves once the clouds cleared, plenty of birds, wild flowers, and butterflies, and only about 4 other people. A few downed trees are still crossing the trail, but it would be easy to carry a mountain bike over them. I would happily hike, camp, trail run, or mountain bike here so long as it hadn't recently rained. But it got hot when the sun came out and there was nowhere to refill water, so bring plenty with you. Also, there is plenty of parking in the Collier County Rest Stop -- the entrance to the trail is just off the parking lot on the North side of I-75.