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

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Pretty overlook! Nice trails! Had fun!

This trail is poorly mapped. I’m an avid hiker and was with an avid hiker and we could not find our way back to the parking lot we started. We ended up walking 5 miles to a different parking lot and calling Uber because we had no clue how to get to ours. My cell had just enough reception to get Uber there. Luckily, I knew the address of a house close to where we parked and we had Uber take us to that house. After an $18 Uber ride and in 90 degree weather without water left I’d skip this one

This is the best trail I’ve hiked in Florida so far. I’ve hiked this trail 4 different times and came across something new and exciting each time. There’s a lot to see here. Not your average boring Florida trail. There’s a lot of points of interest to discover. I came across beautiful flora, wild deer, hills, lakes, open plains, overlook of a river, jungle-like trails, bridges, bridge bells, orange trees, everglades, power poles, and great kayak spots. It’s also a very long and dynamic set of trails. You will spend hours in here. People aren’t lying when they said that this place was a giant maze. It is. You could easily get lost in here as the trail marks are confusing. To me, however, getting lost is part of the fun. Why do you hike anyway? Isn’t it for adventure? If you’re looking for that easy one-way, boring, tourist-friendly trail, you won’t find it here.

Went today. The trail system has definite possibilities. Unfortunately the trails are very badly marked. With 3 to 5 different entry points it is easy to get turned around and end up 5 miles away from where you started with no idea of how to return to the correct parking area. Maps showing where you are would be a definite improvement.

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.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

saw good amount of wild life, snakes, wild boar, deer. beautiful scenery. careful for mountain bikers. dog friendly. has a porta John at entrance.

walking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

went today. very hot bring water. it would be great if you "equestrians" would pick up after your horse. there was droppings everywhere

mountain biking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Love this loop. I race cross so I gotta a put mucho hours on the bike. Road can get lame sometimes. This place is perfect for a long easy spin through the woods. 10 mile loop so 3 laps is 3 hours of mellow single track bliss. Maybe I'm hyping it a bit, but it's still a great trail. Haha.

walking
Tuesday, February 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.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

trails with great potential but poorly mapped it's a maze . Good bike and horse trails but still in construction.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

it's a maze.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Love the variety that this trail offers.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Some of the trails were well maintained and others, not so much. The trials are all intermingled where you'll have hiking, mountain biking and horse trails all in one. Not very well thought out trails for a all in one.

hiking
Wednesday, July 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.

hiking
Sunday, May 04, 2014

Perfect little loop with a well manicured large walking trail. Just did this one this morning. Well maintains and appears to be hardly used. Lots of Fly Orchid and area natives.

mountain biking
Saturday, November 09, 2013

Lots of twist and turns very technical very sandy a bit rooted in most area, i find it to be a good work out because of all this.

hiking
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lots of loose Dogs and Dog poop on trail. I wont be back here. Dog people have ruined this loop.

hiking
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fun trail. A bit sandy from horses. Will get winded if on a bike! Not much to look at, or maybe I wasn't paying too much attention. Overall ok.

hiking
5 months ago

walking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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