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Turtle Mound Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Smyrna Beach, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.3 mi Elevation gain 22 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Wildlife Historic site
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The Turtle Mound Trail is an easy hike up and around a midden. It is all boardwalk and modestly high and short. The two observation decks overlooks on the ocean the East side and the West overlooks the mosquito lagoon. Bring sun screen only about half has canopy.

Florida Office of Visitor Inquiry, Division of Tourism, 126 W. Van Buren Street , Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2000, Phone: 904-487-1462

Directions from Titusville, FL: Travel to the North District of the Park, near New Smyrna Beach. Take Interstate 95 to State Road 44 (Exit 84), East on SR 44 to A1A, south on A1A, seven miles. Trailhead is located just north of the Visitor Center. Trail is well marked.

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Ismael Ramos Jr.
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Rheann Zielinski
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Currently open however the section along the lagoon was washed out during my visit. The board walk is open and gorgeous. It brings you into and above the canopy. Absolutely stunning views!

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Tim Carpenter
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For a short nature walk it was very good. Nice views of the ocean and lagoon when the boardwalk is open but don’t miss the little trail along the lagoon and mangroves at the base of the mound.

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Helynn Wicker
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Boardwalk itself is closed, but there’s a nice short walk around the base of the mound.

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Jake Knisley
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Not much to it. It’s a pretty spot from which to fish, though I’ve not heard of anyone catching g much there in my two visits. The boardwalk at Smyrna Dunes park provides a better place to get a view and stretch your legs.

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Jamie Russell
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Beautiful hike to the river at Windy Castle trail. Parking lot 3. Then hike around to the north and get a great photo op of both river and beach view together.

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Sara Hohnstein
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Easy trail. Watch out for mosquitos. Great foliage and views.

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Dwayne Fernandes
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Very easy, primarily boardwalk trail. Goes up a few feet and gives you a beautiful view of Canaveral National Seashore. It is extremely short, but if you hop off the boardwalk and take the little shell ridden trail on the lagoon side, you end up at an opening that people either fish at or just sit and watch birds, fish and little crabs.

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Arthur Lirot
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The Turtle Mound Trail is an easy hike up and around a midden. It is all boardwalk and modestly high and short. The two observation decks overlooks on the ocean the East side and the West overlooks the mosquito lagoon. Bring sun screen only about half has canopy.

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Liene K
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Michelle Harris
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Cecilia Oliveri
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Cecilia Oliveri
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Elijah Johnston
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Mariam Bora
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Chelsea Woolf
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Phil Bazicki
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