Explore the most popular trails near Vero 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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Great for hiking with smaller children.

Nice walk through the woods

This was my first trail run and it was fun and easy. We went right at dawn and didn’t run into anyone.

Easy but enjoyable walk through mangrove and on boardwalk

trail running
3 months ago

The “loop” is a country road (no cars) with trees on both sides, only occasional views of ponds and the river. Surface varies from packed sand to grass, great for running. There are a couple of picnic tables close to entrance along 1st part of trail. The mini-loop on the right side of the trail is recommended if you want some variation, it’s short but bumpy. A well-maintained boardwalk cuts across the loop to a pier on the river with a nice park bench, about a half-mile each way out/in and suitable for stroller if you bring your baby. Remember bug spray. One downer is people who pick up their dog’s poop in plastic bags then LEAVE IT laying on the trail or hanging in a tree — why‽‽‽‽‽

Disappointment. Trail closed due to Turkey hunting season.

Love the horseshoe lake trail!!!

backpacking
5 months ago

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

Directions are wrong. The entrance is right off Oslo. I could not make it thru the trail due to higher water. Pretty muddy. It was nice what I saw and will try again when things have dried up a bit

Very nice. needs a little more signage.

trail running
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Great trail for running.

First time out there today and it is was well worth the ride from Port St. Lucie. The trails are well marked and it's very quiet and secluded. Between the cypress swamp, pine forest, palm trees, and oak hammocks it's hard to pick a favorite. Plan ahead and call the sjrwmd to get the code for the gate otherwise you end up walking an extra 2 miles on a white dirt road.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

You directions to get to this trail are wrong!

Your directions to get to this trail are wrong!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

love this trail. has a little bit of everything.

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2017

The trail is well marked. Following the boardwalk will take you over the swamp and end with a panoramic view of the Indian River Lagoon.

One of the nice features of the park is that we could bring our dog.

Great way to see natural plant and animal life!

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Relatively well maintained trails - about 2 miles worth. At around 2 miles it was pretty overgrown, so I made that my turnaround point - tromping though knee-high grass that close to swamps didn't strike me as wise. The look out tower was great - I needed to bring a book on local wildlife as the variety of birds was overwhelming! It's been pretty rainy the last 2 weeks yet the trails were spongey at worst. Minimal mosquitoes/bugs too, which surprised me. Great trail that allows dogs!!

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Beautiful little park. The mini adventure trail was great for my kids! We saw lots of birds and fish. We will be back,

nice day hike, great for dog walkers. the off shoot trails could be better marked.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

pretty trail, some wild life including a momma gator.

hiking
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Nice easy hike or walk along the lagoons near Vero Beach. The trail is flat but has some nice beach views.

walking
Thursday, September 25, 2014

I'm going to start off with all the positives. Great birding trail, plenty of animal life, very shaded, hardly any mosquitos, beautiful plant life, and great overlook that gives a beautiful 360° view of the habitat. Now the negatives, many overgrown trails that were flooded out. Don't go during rainy season or after a rainstorm or trails will be flooded. It appeared that the trails were not be up kept.

Amazing hike gate was locked at boat landing but was a nice walk down road towards group camping. I passed the group camping area which had nice lake views ect but continued right through 2nd gate along red trail head and at for stayed right and got to the elevated walkway it was amazing I'm coming back with others to this place I'm sure it was better then normal also since it rained the night before as tons of wildlife everywhere. I seen large flock of white birds feeding around the raised walkway. Raccoon, deer and the best was a Owl!!!!! I will try to post pics it was about 3.5 mile easy all flat walk just would wear boots next time as this park is not used much and grass was about 4 inches high so got wet feet

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