Silver Key Trail to Bowman's Parking Lot

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Sanibel, Florida

Silver Key Trail to Bowman's Parking Lot is a 2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sanibel, Florida that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length2.0 miElevation gain9 ftRoute typePoint to point
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Kirk Larrabee
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Walking

This walk is marked here as a point-to-point so don't make the same mistake I did and assume it was out-and-back and not put enough money in the parking meter to finish the hike. I wish I could have had time to finish but I got most of it in. The trail felt like more of a bike path or even a one-lane dirt road but the lesser-populated part of Bowman Beach this walk takes you through was really cool. I turned it into a beach walk on the way back and enjoyed that route.

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Walking

Packed sand trail next to beach. There is shade. Lots of little bridges to take you over to the beach. Halfway the trail continues on the beach. Careful of the tide, not much room to walk on the sand w high tide. Park at Bowman beach. Lots of parking for $5.

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Gloria Parr
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Walking

Great walk.

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John Devereux
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Hiking
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Rick Ihnat
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Bird watching

it made more sense to park at Bowman's where you have access to bathrooms, showers, and a changing room. Basically do the route in reverse and make it a loop that you come back on the beach

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juju gurgel
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Walking
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Southwest Florida is filled with hidden gems, one of them including Silver Key Preserve in Sanibel Island Silver Key is a 64 acre preserve that was bought in 1994 by the city of Sanibel along with the Florida's Communities Trust Preservation 2000 Program. The preserve is home to: Variety of birds such as snowy plovers and least terns sea turtles and tortoises lizards snakes and the list goes on The pristine beaches and coastal scrub habitat has been preserved in order to maintain and protect endangered natural environments as well as animals of the Florida fauna. There are no facilities and no parking lots at Silver Key and if you want to explore the area, walking will be necessary but totally worth it. There are two different paths to choose from, either from Blind Pass Beach or Bowman's Beach. P.S. - For more info on Silver Key, please check out my blog for all the info you will need to know before visiting. https://www.jujugurgel.com/single-post/Silver-Key-Preserve-Sanibel-Island-Florida-beaches

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AllTrails User
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Hiking
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Emilie Despa
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Hiking
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Kaylee Holzwart
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Hiking
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Frank Brinker
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Hiking
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