Six Mile Cypress Slough Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Myers, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length1.3 miElevation gain6 ftRoute typeLoop
Wheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakePavedViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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This easy boardwalk trail winds through wetlands and young cypress strands. The Six Mile Cypress Slough was established in 1970 and encompasses over 3,400 acres of wetlands (approximately 11 miles long). It is a natural drainage way that collects water from a 33-mile watershed and is home to a diverse array of plants and animals, including several endangered species. Accessibility: The trail surface is boardwalk and it is typically at least three feet wide. It can be tight to pass with a wheelchair or stroller. The estimated grade is flat (2% or less).

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Nolan Camejo
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David Cramer
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Great boardwalk through beautiful cypress swamp.

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Maggie Burrows
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Really enjoyed this walk! Went near the end of the day on a Monday. Few people walking at that time. Saw many birds, gators, and turtles. Enjoyed trying to spot animals and taking in the beautiful FL wilderness!

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Amelio Leanza
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Lots of animals....Lots of people today...was difficult to get to a quiet spot....

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Joel Goldstein
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Alicia Madden
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Nature trips

I love the slough! It’s a quick loop with lots to see. They have signs for people to all go one direction however, not everyone was following the directions. Not easy to social distance when passing so I wore a mask. However, I highly recommend this trail. It’s a boardwalk so you don’t have to worry about getting wet. I most recently went on a Sunday and lots of families were out so it wasn’t very quiet. It gets busy since it’s so easily accessible.

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Rebecca Melecio
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Jason Lynn
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Amy Milliken
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Tip Rob
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The trail was peaceful and beautiful

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Kirk Larrabee
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Walking

There are quite a few wonderful elevated boardwalk trails in Florida and I think this is one of the best. It's a great way for visitors to the area to get a taste of Florida nature. It was a little crowded during my visit and there wasn't a great deal of wildlife to be seen on a cool, cloudy morning but the trail is so well-done and the environment so pretty that I loved it nonetheless.

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Ashley Snow
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Reed Williams
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amazing place for a walk. saw an alligator, squirrel, lots of birds, lizards, turtles and 3 cottonmouthes. mostly shaded.

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Matthew Preste
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Nice trail, usually not too busy.

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Trevor Laubengayer
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Busy lots of people hard to find a parking spot on weekends. Great for strollers / Wheelchairs.

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Ruth D
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Bird watching

Pleasant trail with no bugs right now. Nice because they had the trail marked in one direction so there was very little need to pass anyone, even though it was busy. Bird watching saw anhingas, little blue heron, great egret. Very enjoyable.

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julie_journeys on instagram
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Fishing

Really gorgeous scenery, beautifully maintained boardwalk. Didn't see much wildlife (though it was midday). A few turtles and great egrets. $1 per hour fee to park. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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Scott F
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Too many people.

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David Platt
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Superb nature walk with exotic scenery, wildlife spottings, and interesting info stops (be sure to pick up the brochure at the trailhead!). Even though the trail is comparatively short, I spent 1.5 hrs here taking pictures, pausing to look for wildlife, and absorbing the atmosphere

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nick craiglist
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Shannon Hadler
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Peaceful easy walk, kid friendly!

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John Devereux
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Brian Daw
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Kyle Amann
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Karishma Patel
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Great afternoon walk. Very easy.

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Brian Day
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it was very quiet, peaceful

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Jessica Kohlhofer Garcia
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Very nice during all the temperature changes. Different colors depending the time of the year. Peaceful.

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Tammy Gorka
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