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

Nice place nice hike through the words over boardwalks through the mangroves and Pine flats. Lots of people running and biking.

Nice Boardwalk

so much fun, kids really enjoyed this place

hiking
13 days ago

Swamp is the operative word. Frequently, swamp on both sides of the trail. Alligators everywhere--some huge. We counted 33 in the 12 mile loop--11 were on the trail! The only way to get around them is to walk right next to them---I'm really not sure how safe that is

on Bird Rookery Swamp

nature trips
24 days ago

Love the distance and ability to walk or ride bike. Beautiful and relaxing with wildlife and flowering plants. Gorgeous cypresses and yes saw lots of baby alligators.

Great for seeing wildlife.... especially in the months of January thru May.

mountain biking
28 days ago

Nice trail for biking, lots of alligators. Beginning of trail is a bit traveled.

Beautiful place ! Not as much wildlife this time as last due to high water levels. Cypress trees are amazing, 20 feet around,over 100 feet tall, 500 years old ! Enjoyable, easy walk in a beautiful setting.
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did the whole loop today, saw a big beautiful mama bear with two tiny weenie cubs watched and followed them with caution for about ten minutes, also saw a mama deer with fawn and of course lots of gator, on would not let us pass, and yet another was exstreemly large, this guy could easily have eaton a cow, purtty scary fellow

went out an back with friends that were recovering from sergury, saw deer gators snake and lots of hawks, good time

hiking
2 months ago

A nice relaxing walk usually ... but if it has been rainy make sure to wear LOTS of insect repellent, as the mosquitoes here seem to be extra bad. Don’t see wildlife very often but I usually go here for exercise rather than wildlife viewing.

It’s a nice walk through the woods of Naples. Not hard at all. The trails and bridges are well kept and clean. You can enter greenway via the main entrance or by the airport. The main entrance is the prettiest.

hiking
2 months ago

Didn’t hike
Closed until June 2, 2018 for construction sign said.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is open again

Went in March and there weren’t any mosquitos. This trail is interesting. It’s an out and back with a loop in the middle. It crosses train tracks and has a couple of bridges. Mostly covered though a small portion is open. I would imagine this trail wouldn’t be good for trail running because majority of the trail ground has unearthed tree roots. Kid friendly. Brought my 3 and 4 year old and they did okay.

Great palms & not much people

I just spoke to a ranger at the park. The trail is closed at this time due to a large wildfire in the Picayune State Forest nearby, and only about 2 miles of trail are open, due to hurricane damage from Irma, and there is no timeline of when the trail will be restored.

A nice little gem of a trail... well maintained and clean. A little of everything to see along the way. Quiet and peaceful. Will be going again!

hiking
6 months ago

Abundant wildlife. Massive gators. Nice hike

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent trail - the observation tower makes journeying out here completely worthwhile. The bird watching is truly special, particularly at dusk. Often spot plenty of alligators too.

The trail is closed at the end of the boardwalk due to maintenance. Beautiful area.

Alligators, birds and some Bear scat, interesting walk!

hiking
8 months ago

Bird Rookery is a 12 mile round trip trail. Bikes and dogs are allowed. Sharing the trail with various snakes and Alligators are common. Lots of opportunities for wildlife sightings and photography. The trail is easiest in the winter when the water is lower. There are no fences or boardwalks (aside from a short section near the start) separating you from the wildlife. In the summer the trails are prone to flooding but are still open to visitors.

https://www.crewtrust.org/2013/06/26/bird-rookery-swamp-trail/

walking
11 months ago

With very nice board walks and an abundance of wildlife, this is a great place to walk, bike, or jog.

Beautiful nature and lots of wildlife. We saw plenty of birds and gators and tracks of other animals in the mud. The water level was high and in some places you have to cross the trail in the water going above ankles. Very serene and plenty of flowers

trail running
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great place to jog. A lot of people bring dogs. Nice scenic spot in the middle of town.

nature trips
Thursday, August 10, 2017

beautiful and clean. ♡

Nice boardwalk through the swamp. Tons of Naturalists along the way to point out plants and animals that you could miss along the way.

walking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

For walking, don't bother with the southern end (the end adjoining the airport). The southern end would be fine for biking, but there's no nearby parking. Instead, if you're looking for a hike, go to the northern end, just off of Golden Gate Parkway. There you'll find a decent walk on a wide paved path. Better yet is the short boardwalk at the northern end.

Bring your bug sray. mosquitoes galore. Just ok. No wildlife.

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