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.

walking
4 days ago

This is one of the most gorgeous places we've ever been to... an absolutely pristine key surrounded by vibrant aqua water, featuring the largest work of masonry in the western hemisphere, which is loaded with historical importance. This place is truly a unique gem of the NPS.

My wife and I visited in February 2018. The weather was perfect, and we were glad to see that the westernmost reaches of the Florida Keys experienced minimal damage from the 2017 hurricane, including Key West and Dry Tortugas.

I snorkeled some while we were there, but quickly realized that there was actually more marine life to see just walking the moat.

My recommendation would be this: if you go, camp. Definitely camp. Very few people do, so it's possible that you'd have the park to yourself once the ferry leaves around 4:00. Though the abandoned civil war prison cells might be a bit eerie at night, I would imagine that the stars and ocean soundtrack would make it worthwhile.

I can't recommend this park enough.

Not a trail. It’s the beach. I mean I love the beach. But this isn’t a trail lol.

hiking
6 days ago

I have done this hike many, many times! Always enjoyable! If you are driving, best to park under the San Carlos bridge. Parking is free there and it is shady... and, it avoids the traffic lineup getting on/off Fort Myers Beach. As well, there is a sidewalk on the left hand side of the bridge going toward Fort Myers Beach. It is a good elevation.. awesome views.. and adds more challenge to your hike. Walk over the bridge and over to the pier... and go out to the end of the pier. Often, you can see dolphins swimming around.. sometimes small sharks, sometimes sting rays, pelicans, and various waterbirds. When you walk down the beach and get to the end at Bowditch Park, go through the trails around the park. Be careful of the gopher tortoises. They are a protected species and wander around there freely. I am not sure, but I don't think dogs are permitted in the park because of the gopher tortoises. On the way back, walk down Estero Blvd. Cute beach houses and nice hotels. It makes the hike more interesting. If you walk the bridge, pier, beach and Estero Blvd.. and then back over the bridge, I think it adds another 1-1.5 miles onto your hike. Also, wear a hat as there is very little shade on this hike!!

Beautiful place to visit, a lot of cool things to see while learning. Worth going! Loads of walking so bring water and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. My husband, child and I went and we spent the whole day walking and exploring.

The ranger led tour of the plantation is wonderful. The view is gorgeous. So much history.

this is not long, but nice. We saw a wild manatee while here also.

Nice trail one side of paved trail is curvy and definitely more for walking than bicycling. Both sides have very little shade so keep that in mind when it’s hot. Liked it and will do it again.

on Timpoochee Trail

mountain biking
16 days ago

We actually did beach bikes on this trail. It really is a wide sidewalk like one other review mentioned, but it’s great! Excellent views, and then just done normal sidewalk scenery too. This is great for a bike ride and stopping to go to eat or hoot the beach as part of a full day.

Very overgrown and unkept.

hiking
18 days ago

Definitely mostly for bikers very few walkers or joggers. We did the entire trail over a few days totaling 29 miles going out and back. We really enjoyed it trail clean and well kept. Improvements being made and hope they pass the bond issue to add 30 more miles. Will use for bicycling when we relocate there most people were very polite had two her were rude and yelled to get out of their way.

Nice ride through historic Palm Beach! Bonus - West Palm brewery and wine vault was a nice treat on the way back.

My husband and I just finished up this trail. We enjoyed it especially the beach hike which was new to us. It rain most of the day which made the hike more bearable since we got a late start. Mosquitoes were not bad but probably because of the heavy rains. We did the trail backwards which I highly suggest for this trail. Take lots of water and some fruit or protein bars for sugar, the sun will take it out of you (again if you start late LOL). Will definitely do this again but it wasn't long enough. Needs to be 8 or 10 miles.

Beautiful area but we tried to take our dogs and there are numerous alligators close to the trail. Not worth walking the whole thing, after the second sighting we turned back.

I don’t think I have a problem

mountain biking
25 days ago

Easy gravel trails with a little sand. Lots of wild life with a mix of views of the ICW and on the other side the Gulf. Public restrooms and water fountains long the trails

I went in the evening and there was so much to see. It's quite crowded though and parking can be tricky.

This was a really nice bike ride. Very ritzy area. The trail is gorgeous and perfectly maintained. Saw lots of walkers, cruiser bikes, roller skates and runners.

walking
30 days ago

My last visit to this park was over 2 yrs ago. The park area has very beautiful scenic views. There isn’t much of a trail but the facilities and the views make up for it.

birding
1 month ago

I love the serenity and tranquil vibe. It’s a good trail to experience nature. You can walk, run or bike. There are wild flowers, beautiful bird sound, alligators, cypresses and more. Easy and quick for a morning or afternoon stroll.

walking
1 month ago

My boyfriend and I were in Fort Myers and didn’t have much to do for the day. Prior to hitting the beach we decided to get on this app and look a for nearby trail. Found this one. It was great and exactly what we were looking for. Short. Easy. And great for us 2 to just walk and talk. Walked the entire trail, no shortcuts. Took us about 2 hours. Great photo opportunities as well. Not a lot, but the few we took are nice.

very nice, cute little trail. if you have a family with kids, it's a nice outing. beautiful area and nice biking trails nearby. I wouldn't recommend bike's on this trail however. does cost $5 to get in state park.

Absolutely beautiful and totally underrated. It’s also right next to Black Point Marina and a delicious restaurant for after your hike.

Flat dog walking trail. I can't see why this would be rated moderate. some of it is in a parking lot. It's Florida so it can be hot and buggy. It's only 1 mile with an option to cut it in half to a half mile.

Seemed short, but decent walk for my dogs. Also enjoyed taking some photos down by the train tracks

alligator lake is no joke saw three alligators on the trail

Nope that’s all I can really say overgrown and black widows everywhere not safe at all wouldn’t recommend it

Beautiful place.

Nice trail; easy walk w/lots of wildlife to see. This place has an launch area for canoe or kayak to get out in the bay. Caught all kinds of fish every time I’ve made it out that way. Saw turtles, manatees, porpoise, dolphin, a zillion birds in the area.

EZ Trail couple of alligators good fun for everybody

road biking
1 month ago

The trip is actually around 4 miles and a lot of areas are in the bright sun no shade.

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