Explore the most popular beach trails in Florida with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
1 day ago

The trails here are easy, soft, and sandy. Some parts are very pretty by the water. I ran in the afternoon and it was hot, I’d go in the morning next time.

I don’t think it was a moderate hike it was pretty easy but it was gorgeous!

2 days ago

We took my 60+ parents and our 9, 6 year old. We had a great time and were impressed with the elevation level for Florida. The only down side was the trail was right by the road taking away some of the illusion of being off in nature.

I gotta say: this was a nice hike. When I went it was cold and rainy and pretty much the worst weather other than a full on storm, but it was a very easy hike and it was cool to see horseshoe crabs, fish, and large snails around the coastline. Definitely bring snacks and plenty of water because it’s certainly a long one.

Absolutely NO parking anywhere

Was a very small park, we hiked and explored the entire park in under 2 hours, but was very beautiful. Helpful hint, in order to see the falls you must go on a day after a rain.

7 days ago

We drove up and parked. If you're not a pass holder, you'll need to get an envelope from the deposit box and leave $3. Tear off the stub and hang on your rearview mirror. I took one of my dogs on a Friday morning around 0930. We saw maybe 4 bikers. The paved trail is awesome. Lots of room for bikers to go around you. We walked about 2 miles and took a right and walked another .5 miles to the "beach side" where lots of downed trees are. It's sandy and very beautiful. People started flocking to the area around 11am. Clean, lots of trees and bushery. This will be a regular place to take my dogs for a nice and relaxing walk.

I liked that it was short due to being somewhat handicapped. I really enjoyed reading the informational plaques.

Nice breeze during the summer, lots of shade and pretty river views, great to stop and wade in the river when it gets too hot. Very dog friendly.

Always enjoyable

not very well marked once you get to the beach, but the driftwood area is very unique

Not a long trail but a favorite for incline.

Bring bug spray or you'll be keeping a quick pace.

The lake has been drained. Dead fish everywhere. Also the path is very open and not in very much in nature

Easy trail. “Hard” rating is way off the mark.

Desoto is a great hiking spot, which also has a guided history lesson. The hiking path is both shell and boardwalk and is mostly shaded with mangroves and other trees. It usually is not too crowded unless they have a special event going on. Desoto is dog-friendly and also has places to swim and fish.

A very easy hike through the island. Lots of great nature to enjoy. The best part was ending up on the beach! Would have liked to see more Gulf views along the way but overall a truly enjoyable hike good for all ages.

this app needs to update their map regarding relocated trail head

We saw a fox cross the road just outside the campground. Other than that, no animal sightings.

road biking
28 days ago

Excellent trail surface well maintained. Improvements seem to be continuous. Enjoy the scenery and availability of cafe’s.

Saw the butt end of a couple hogs. Trail is mostly in a dirt road path. Gets muddy in some spots. Bring mosquito spray.

1 month ago

Nice trails.. lots of vegetation. We saw a few manatee near the lookout and different kinds of birds. Dogs enjoyed the trail too!

Short and pleasant with a chance to see a gator or two

Easy to find, easy parking, trail is clearly marked and I brought my dog anyway

beautiful hike, reminds me if the Outer Banks at the beach

Love Love Love!!! White Christmas in Florida! This was perfect for my family. We had four kids under 3 and they all loved it! Parking/wilderness permit were like $6 per car I think. Go until all the way to the end, and when you meet a fork in the road keep going right, then you’ll arrive where the pavement ends and walk up to a white trail of sand. It’s glorious! We went when the sun was setting and had such a great time!

Beautiful, other people there so no safety worries, short enough to get a taste of a hike, yet my 3 yr old was able to handle it. Really enjoyed it. The view was unbeatable.

Beautiful walk by the water. Lots of space to park. Really peaceful as well.

I’ve been trail running every Saturday morning at VK for past 8 years; just love having this playground in my own backyard!

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