Hickey's Creek Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alva, Florida that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.
Hickey's Creek Trail is one of three trails in Mitigation Park which can be combined to make a longer loop. ADA accessibility is available from the parking area to the amphitheater and continues to the fishing pier and creek overlook. The trails are primitive and not accessible to strollers. Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park is co-managed by the Lee County Dept. of Parks and Recreation and the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. It consists of a variety of habitats including palmetto-oak scrub, pine flatwoods and seasonal wetlands. Views of scenic Hickey's Creek can be enjoyed from trail and overlook areas. The ecosystem presently supports the threatened Florida scrub jay and gopher tortoises. **Park Amenities: Parking Restrooms Canoe/kayak landing Fishing deck Two picnic areas with eight picnic tables Two bridges across Hickey's Creek Two trail shelters Five miles of hiking trails. Handicap accessible trail to Hickey's Creek and to the amphitheater.
did all 5.8 miles in 2 and 3/4 hrs. saw 1 gopher tortoise and 2 black snakes. very well marked and maintained. peaceful trek
Saw a lot of wildlife
We hiked all 5 miles of trails. Trails were in great shape. It was very dry out there, but I can see where it could be very wet in the rainy season. I really loved it.
Nice trail, more for older kids. You will need a hat, there is not much shade from the sun. There is a gazebo not too far down the entrance trail.
Beautiful trails...enjoyed hiking them with my daughter and husband. On our travels besides the beauty around us we did see a turtle swimming in the creek and 2 black racer snakes!
We loved the trails and views! Would definitely return!!!