Six Mile Cypress Slough Trail

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Six Mile Cypress Slough Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly 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 hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

Nice walk, wheelchair and stroller accessible. Bathrooms only available at the start of the hike. Don't go during a drought. The water will be very low and dead fish will stink up the pond areas. Otherwise this is a great hike through beautiful Florida foliage.

walking
1 month ago

My husband and I visited this park Aug 2018. Although we didn’t see any wildlife, except two turtles, it was a peaceful and enjoyable nature walk. Mostly all shaded. All wooded boardwalk. Note that no pets allowed and no jogging on boardwalk.

walking
1 month ago

A boardwalk not a trail, nice scenery. However jogging is not permitted.

birding
2 months ago

Very pretty park, and a convenient way to experience a Cypress swamp.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice place lots of wildlife

7 months ago

Only downside was right on noisy parkway.

trail running
8 months ago

Love the trail. Ran with it 3 times. Lots to see beautiful scenery.

walking
9 months ago

Easy walk.

10 months ago

Definitely a trail you need to take your time on. You can walk it in 30+ mins easily but miss some really amazing sites.

11 months ago

Park is closed by the Park District, October 21st 2017.

Sign says: Facility Closed.

walking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Simple boardwalk walk. Normally can see a few gators and if early enough a wild hog or 2.

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

We loved this trail. Defintely planning to go back soon.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

The entire trail is a boardwalk. Very interesting. There is a one dollar per hour fee for parking or five dollars for the day. They do take credit cards. It's a machine. Lots of the cypress

Monday, March 27, 2017

Fabulous Trail but didn't know that dogs are not allowed. This should be included in this website as we brought our dog. He is small and so we carried him but I understand why they don't want dogs doing their business along this beautiful boardwalk.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

skinny boardwalk,tough passing other folks!beautiful and friendly staff!

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lots of wildlife to see. Gators, hawks, frogs and snakes. Always something new to explore at this park

hiking
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Very fun trail! Great spots to view everything from gators to turtles to otters! The fall is the best time to see the most otters as the water level is higher. Educational as well as fun!

Friday, September 09, 2016

I loved this. Baby Gators! I was also told the animal life is much more active in the winter months as well as early morning. I will definitely be coming back!

walking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Trail mostly shaded. Lack in the diversity of plant life. It was an easy trail though parts of the boardwalk were closed off. Saw mostly butterflies, a couple turtles, birds, lizards, and an armadillo. Overall not that interesting but a nice walk.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

very nice walk. lots of wildlife to see...
I've been there at least a dozen times. EvEr season brings different types of wildlife. I've seen pigs, alligators, otters, raccoons, birds, snakes, spiders, turtles, and fish. it's peaceful..well most of the time. sometimes you can here some loud people coming through. i try to get ahead or wait until they go through because they scare everything away.
i try to be quiet...so you can see n hear nature.
love it ...shade...benches to sit.. bathroom only at entrance...so go before you hit the trail.

walking
Friday, July 08, 2016

Kid friendly and extremely beautiful. A bit crowded if your looking for peaceful.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Love this place, just wish it was dog friendly!

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Very beautiful and peaceful place.

hiking
Thursday, February 05, 2015

One of my favorite places with my classmates studying coastal marine ecology. This area is beautiful, and holds so many wonders that go unseen at first glance.

birding
Friday, January 16, 2015

I prefer more challenging hikes, but this little boardwalk was fantastic for bird watching. Very mobility friendly (kids, wheelchairs) and lots of different types of flora.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Walking trail built into the swamp. Not long but had some great views with wildlife. Birds, turtles and gators with plenty of fauna.

hiking
Sunday, January 12, 2014

Nice, easy trail :). Some wildlife, central location.

hiking
Saturday, November 23, 2013

Easy trail with a nice boardwalk. Nice sights of a small lake and a few ponds. Decent wildlife viewing. Not many people on the trail. If you stop and watch for a little while, you might see some raccoons and otters.

hiking
Thursday, November 14, 2013

If you're looking for vast open spaces, this isn't the trail for you. It's an awesome path that weaves through a swampy preserved land. You will see a lot of cool birds and if you're lucky you might run into a raccoon like I did. It's a good place to see if you're visiting.

walking
Monday, September 16, 2013

This is a great walk close to Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It's a great opportunity to see a piece of old Florida that has been saved and preserved thanks to some dedicated citizens. Thank you. This is a short trail - just over a mile long - but will take you a while if you take your time. Take your time, enjoy the quiet and the peaceful serenity in this wonderful eco system. The swamp is a beautiful place, teaming with life above, below and all around. If you are quiet and proceed in stealth mode the swamp will come alive. You will see beautiful herons, turtles, frogs and maybe even some alligators. The walk is on a boardwalk so don't worry, you won't get wet or muddy.

This trail is a "must do" walk if you enjoy the old Florida eco systems. You should also make it a point to visit the interactive visitor center. This building is a LEED Silver certified building and has been constructed to be completely green with renewable building products. It is an excellent example of what can be done with a public / private cooperative project.

Enjoy - and remember ----- Shhhsssss!

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