Hugh Birch State Park Perimeter Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Lauderdale, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.9 miElevation gain19 ftRoute typeLoop
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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $6/vehicle ($4 for single occupant vehicles) or $2 for visitors entering on foot or bicycle. The Florida State Parks Annual Pass is also available for $60/individual or $120/family. This park is subject to flooding due to King Tides. For park updates, please visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/HughTaylorBirch A great, scenic and serene walk with natural habitat, right in the middle of crazy Fort Lauderdale! Perfect for families and super just for anyone wishing to get amongst and under the Banyan Trees and walk the paths through little swamps full of Red, Black and White Mangroves. There is a walk-through butterfly garden and some really nice open park areas spread around the trail. There are also a kids playground set and a restroom within the park. Accessibility: This asphalt trail is estimated to typically be at least 5 feet wide. There is a bike lane for most, if not all of the road loop around the park. Wearing bright colors and using lights and flags is recommended for personal safety when navigating along roadways. The slope is gentle and estimated to range from -3% (downhill) to 3% (uphill) grade. There are at least 3 designated handicapped accessible car parking spots with 2 striped access aisles at the large paved trailhead lot. Users have reported that along the entrance driveway turning into the park from East Sunrise Blvd,. there are no sidewalks that lead into the park (although there is plenty of sidewalk along East Sunrise Blvd., on which the entrance is situated). For families walking in from town with kids or strollers, please be careful to stay on the grassy or sandy areas as you transition from the main road towards the entrance kiosk.

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Ariel Li
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Amazing hike and kid friendly.

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Summer Meredith
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Such a fun park! A bunch of different little trails you can walk along, a bunch of different places to stop and enjoy yourself, and an awesome place to take the pups or kiddos! The park staff were super helpful and took care of the issue when some people holding an event were being incredibly rude and not letting anyone get down the trail.

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Chris C
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Beautiful walk.

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Marina L
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Lovely park for walking with kids. We saw 3 turtles, 1 raccoon, lots of lizards. And of course, trees are amazing - great to play peekaboo))

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Karen Cadena Garrido
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Great!

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Vivian C
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Beautiful way to spend a Day off

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bryan blume
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bryan blume
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nice quick walk

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Megan & Eddie Davis
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WalkingFeeGreat!

We loved the options, drive and enjoy, walking, biking, open trails, deep nature trails, water views... It's a state park on the coast of the ocean in the middle of a tourist city...It's perfect!

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Andrea Urrutia
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Beautiful park, very family oriented place.

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CC Abdul
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Loved it! Skated with my girl friends. Pavement wasn't bad for skating, just watch out for rocks here and there. Its great for a skate picnic. As for the paved part, its not very long but the scenery is so beautiful, had no problem skating the loop multiple times.

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Anthony sabbio
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Nice for an afternoon walk

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Richard P
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Hannah Davis
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Drove an hour to go in and they say park is at capacity :| don’t waste your time

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Gary Parker
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A great, scenic and serene walk with natural habitat, right in the middle of crazy Fort Lauderdale! Perfect for families and super just for anyone wishing to get amongst and under the Banyan Trees and walk the paths through little swamps full of Red, Black and White Mangroves. There is a walk-through butterfly garden and some really nice open park areas spread around the trail. There are also a kids playground set and a restroom within the park. One bit of safety admin: the entrance driveway is just that, a driveway...turning into the park from East Sunrise Blvd,. there is no sidewalks that lead into the park (although there is plenty of sidewalk along East Sunrise Blvd., on which the entrance is situated). For families walking in from town with kids or strollers, just be careful to stay on the grassy or sandy areas as you transition from the main road towards the entrance kiosk.

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Sarah O'Connor
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virginia periss
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Vivian Bauza
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Nice trail, but a little short. the mangroves and streams were cool. at one point you felt like you were deep in the woods, which was nice. the outer trail is asphalt but the inner trail is more natural. I did the inner trail, for a better workout.

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Duane Sessions
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Nice little leisurely stroll, cool mangroves and other tropical flora, keep an eye out and try to spot the iguanas and small lizards and fish that are all over

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Sara Johnson
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Nice place to go hiking.

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Taylor Lambertus
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Pretty park! Trails aren’t well marked but fun to explore

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Erin Hudson
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Beautiful trail with plenty of change of scenery, somewhat difficult to navigate however, but if you’re down for a spontaneous nature trail adventure, this is the place to go!

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Mark Frank
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OLGA CHERNOVA
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Saul Trujillo
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Great trail but short... nice variety of open and shaded routes ...

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Meghan Dixon
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Nice easy nature walk with some beautiful mangroves! A little flooded and buggy at parts. Dog loved it.

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