Maritime Hammock Sanctuary Loop

EASY 20 reviews

Maritime Hammock Sanctuary Loop is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Melbourne Beach, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

The Maritime Hammock Sanctuary is in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge west of A1A on the barrier island. This 150-acre sanctuary features a hiking trail with 2 bridges, boardwalk over wetland areas, and an observation deck over a marsh pond.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! Had 3 kiddos in tow. scenery was good and trail was good. Totally Recommend this hidden gem but don't forget the bug spray!!

3 months ago

Great trail. Interesting plants. We saw alligators and turtles. No insects and only one spider. North section was the most interesting. Easy trail through some dense foliage but several spots to stop and sit on a bench

hiking
5 months ago

SPIDERS.

SPIDERS EVERYWHERE.

PERIOD.

Overall a pretty swell time, would recommend.

6 months ago

Really enjoyable trail. We saw a snake, gators, turtles, otters, and lots of birds.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The trail was very much overgrown and the mosquitos were ridiculous! However it was beautiful and serene!

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nice trail but bring your deep wood mosquito spay, you will need it

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

great place!!!! lots of shade on trails and great views.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

walk, easy going, well-marked, seems longer than pictured map. Very nice, enjoyable, just below New England Eatery! Reward yourself twice. Takes you to Indian River edge with focus on gator signs. Have walked all except for field area in northwest area that has viewing platforms with most likely sightings (of wildlife) in this somewhat open/marshy area. I'm going back for the third time with senior friend(s).11th ex

hiking
Monday, January 23, 2017

I thought this trail was very nice. Had arrows to show you were to talk. My calculation on my walk total was 2.7 miles depending on your steps I can see how people may get a little more. There are beware signs but I didn't see any alligators. A few birds a lot of butterflies and some ducks. They had information about the trees and plants. The river was beautiful on one side and flood on another. It has s few small board walks. You should bring a small backpack if you aren't use to hiking or walking long. Just got water, tissue, phone, spray or bandage.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Awesome hike! Needs to be cleaned up a bit..wear pants!

hiking
Thursday, January 28, 2016

It was great
Nice trails, some mud, lots of benches to rest, gators and birds. At times one is hiking right next to the Indian river!

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