Explore the most popular birding 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail system and info on early residents of the area.

Short and may be wet!

Trail is a rather dull 6 mile loop. Old Florida, scrub, ferns & pines. Inside of Loop was former control burn. Saw a soaring bald eagle, several red bellied woodpeckers (hint, they’re red headed but not visibly red bellied!), and lots of yellow bellied flycatchers scurrying around in the brush. Lots of tracks in the mud, but no critters.

bug spray definitely. found rutting earlier today

The trail is open, you must pay fee at the Collier-Seminole State Park office at the entrance. They will give you the code to the lock. The trail is about a 1/2 mile east of the park so you drive back out of the park heading east. They will also give you a map.

It is a great trail that loops back to entrance. Be advised this trail is very wet during the rainy season. It is not easy, even during the dry season.

Get there early so you have plenty of daylight. Take Plenty of water and snacks. Some areas even during dry season are muddy. No sneakers, take hiking boots. Common sense take hiking poles.

Trail markers all along to guide you. Marked on trees yellow paint and pink ribbons. It is a very narrow trail.

There is a primitive camp site but I have not stayed overnight. Im not sure how it works or if there is an extra fee to stay overnight. Ask ranger.

When you complete your hike phone the ranger office and let them know you left safely. The pass they give you with the code has the tel number.

Its a great hike even if you dont do the whole loop.

Great trail for Bikes, hiking it is a bit challenging due to length. Its paved so it gets hot. A lot of gators, thats a main attraction. Also great for bird watching. A lot of tourists. If you have an everglades yearly pass you can use it. Bike rentals, guided tours and office with vending machines.

It is very popular.

The actual trail map hasn't been updated recently, the main trail that the map shows is not there anymore

mountain biking
2 days ago

Moderate mtb trail some skills required.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Good mtb trail for beginners.

beautiful park, love the views and an absolute fun running loop!

trail running
2 days ago

not much like "trail running" but it's a beautiful paved sidewalk along the water and makes a great run!

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail !! I enjoyed the beautiful scenery .

Lovely live oaks and cypress trees by the lake

Not a busy and easy trail around a small lake. Nothing special

When first entering to register the ranger was incredibly rude to us, did not answer our questions well and full of attitude, may of had a bad day perhaps. backpacked to honore primitive campsite, which is not marked well from the main trail we followed the blaze when there was a fork in the trail because we had no idea what the other way meant so we passed out campsite. The map provided does not explain what each colored blaze meant. we saw some random ones and did not know what they meant. backpacked to panther point the next day. the views are absolutely beautiful, and it was an amazing time. we of course had challenges as there is no water source, though there was a slow moving body of water you can treat and some flooding and some snakes, but that makes it an adventure!! Saw some gators and deer. becareful on the trail with the hog damage. It was a blast!

Why no Dogs?

How is it determined if dogs are acceptable? if people can go, why not a dog? the more secluded it is seems like it would be perfect place to be able to take your dog.

2 days ago

Great local hiking spot. We go often. With beach, dunes and forest trails, it offers a lot of variety for it's size.

2 days ago

Went on a 2.5 hour hike at Grayton Beach State Park. Jan is a great time to hike this trail system. Temps in the high 50's, cool breezes and no bugs. Our dogs enjoyed the forest and we only saw 4 other people on the trail.

walking
3 days ago

Very short and easy trail, not much to see.

Went in January when the mosquitos weren't that bad, nice breeze on a sunny day. There's a few short trails that makes the drive even more interesting, you'll see gators, birds, fish, turtles, and more.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice easy clean hiking trail enjoyed the walk with our puppy.

This trail is no longer closed. It appears to be open and in fairly good shape, with the possible exception of the eastern part of the loop. I normally walk the western path to the loop and walk back the eastern portion, and the trail is not immediately obvious there, though the blazes are still visible so if you pay attention, you're not in any real danger of getting lost. There's also a road you can walk to increase the length of your hike if you want.

Super kid friendly trail. Saw a baby dear. ❤️

Beautiful views along Tampa Bay and from peak of bridge. Lots of nature to observe or go for a dip. Wide trail, flat except bridges. Opportunity on east end to visit Skyway Park and trail annex or Cypress Point Park and Tampa U Path. On the West end you can take option of Reams Wilson Trail or double back.stop to observe water fowl, spot manatees, walk in the sand and surf, picnic or bbq along the way. You can het ski and more
Parking at Ben T Davis park. Dining options of Whiskey Joe’s on trail near Ben Davis or cross left at Ricky Point light to Bahama Breeze or turn right at Rocky Point and follow to end for finer dining at the Rusty Pelican.

Beautiful boardwalk through well-preserved wetlands. Reminds me of the Royal Palm trail in the Everglades. Definitely worth visiting if you are in the area, especially during winter when bird watching is at its peak.

Great walk with beautiful scenery along the river. It was a very popular spot. Parking was an issue. We will be back.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Beautiful but impassably flooded about 1 mile in.

The trail is NOT closed, you just need to know how to access it.

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