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Turtle Mound Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Turtle Mound Trail is a 0.4 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 birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.4 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wildlife

historic site

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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.

Thu Oct 19 2017

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.

Sun Jul 23 2017

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

walking
Tue Feb 21 2017

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.

hiking
Wed Jul 02 2014

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.

walking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

10 months ago

walking
Tue Apr 04 2017