Sanibel-Captiva Ride is a 10.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sanibel, 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.

Length10.8 miElevation gain39 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachPavedViewsWildlife
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A portion of this trail at about the 5.7 mile mark is along a residential road way. Wearing a helmet, bright colors, and using lights and flags is always recommended when sharing space with motor vehicles. Enjoy! Accessibility: This asphalt, cement, and wooden bridge trail is estimated to typically be at least 6 feet wide. There is a center dividing line for most of the route cutting the effective width in half to allow for passing. The slope is estimated to be flat to gentle and range from -3% (downhill) to 3% (uphill) grade. It is unclear if there are ADA-compliant car parking spots at the trailhead lot.

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Karen Plourde
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Road biking

Anyplace I can ride a bike in a bikini is cool with me!

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Kel H
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Road biking

Great!

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Gloria Parr
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Road bikingGreat!

Great trail! Include the nature preserve 4 mile ride.

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Gregg Gochneaur
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Road bikingGreat!

This is a beautiful trail going through beautiful homes along with nature. Trails well maintained and smooth riding. One of our favorites in this area

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Victor Alvarez
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Road bikingGreat!
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Dirk Thayer
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Road biking
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Helmet von Contour
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Bike touring
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Helmet von Contour
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Bike touring
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Helmet von Contour
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Bike touring
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DJ Parenteau
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Hiking

Beautiful

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Lisset Montoya
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Hiking

Beautiful trail, but it was flooded. Will return in the future

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silv vasall
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Walking
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Joe Zwick
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Mountain biking

Great trail. Nice ocean breeze. Saw lots of rabbits, birds, and a gator. Very well marked and easy to follow. Highly recommend checking out the lighthouse.

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Fred Grunert
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Road biking

Nice ride with plenty of stop points. Restaurants, beaches, shops, even drinking fountains and bathrooms. Beach side trails are through aces road to resorts and residences so it is narrower and close quarters passing traffic from opposite direction riders and walkers.

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Ed Novak
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Road biking

Rode from the Sanibel lighthouse through Ding Darling to Blind Pass and back with a stop at Totally Baked on Sanibel for a fresh donut and a Key Lime cookie.

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Ed Novak
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Road biking

Rode from the Sanibel lighthouse through Ding Darling to Blind Pass and back with a stop at Bailey's General Store.

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Ed Novak
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Road biking

Rode from the Sanibel lighthouse through Ding Darling to Blind Pass and back with a stop at the Sanibel Farmers Market.

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Judi Nychay
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Walking

Very easy paved trail

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Vicky M
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Road biking

Park at Tropicaya Fruit Stand ~10 miles ~ 500 Calories ~

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Louise Lefebvre
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Road biking

Belle randonnée en vélo mais sans vue sur la mer et très souvent exposé au soleil...peu de resto ouvert pour le lunch donc prévoir un pique-nique pour bonifier votre randonnée

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June Orleander
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Road biking

A nice morning bike ride in a beautiful vacation place.

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Elena Tate
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Scenic driving

This is such a beautiful place. The only problem is that way too many people know about it. I have never been here when it was not busy.

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Alan Bourne
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Scenic driving

I don't know what to add to what the other reviewers already said. This is a beautiful place with a lot to see and do.

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Daniel Heasley
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Nature trips

Been to sanibel 4 different time for week long vacations. Love this place has everything from sea kayaking,shelling,hiking, or just enjoying the ocean. Ding Darling is a must go to spot while on the island.

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Norman Pallas
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Bird watching

Went to the JN 'Ding' Darling wildlife preserve...a MUST do for anyone interested in birds! Many short trails to walk and the main 'wildlife' road through the park is excellent ! WARNING: it is closed on Fridays! While on Sanibel, hit the beaches too as they are some of the best in Fl. The 'Watertower' beach tends to be crowed, but the City Park and Bowman's beach are much less so. Sunset's from Bowman's Beach are spectacular, but bring a light coat as it gets very cool after sunset. Birding here is good too with lots of sandpipers and a variety of gulls to photograph and observe.

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Les Phagan
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Road biking
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Everyone should visit Sanibel sometime in their life. Beautiful beaches, thick trees,great shelling and lots of bike paths.

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Jason W Pfeffer
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Hiking
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Kelly Pfeffer
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Hiking
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Dane Cochran
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Hiking
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Julia Cherner
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