Explore the most popular birding 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.

4 days ago

Nice trail the southern portion can be a bit boring, lots of wild life.

enjoy time with family

As others have said, you have to walk a mile and a half until you get to the woods. But then after another half mile you come to a beautiful quarter mile Bridge. Now on the way back I passed the parking area, and there was pick up truck. Parked there. So there must be someway and that we don’t know about. I’m wondering when you first come in if you go to the right instead of to The left if it takes you to the parking. There’s a great breeze. So number of hawks. Two adult deer and one fawn.

1 month ago

Too overgrown. Not sure why this trail is not maintained.

Much bigger than it seems. The gate was locked with no attendant so we parked and hoped the fence. It’s about a mile and half walk to the trail from there, bring a hat! We found the boardwalk, and a lot of dead spiders. Make sure you remember where you are going once you leave the boardwalk, we found a hidden camp area but almost got lost heading back as the trail isn’t clear. We were there for a few hours and didn’t see a single person. Loved the nature and plan to hike the whole thing in cooler months

nice , the boyfriend and I hike it a the time.

Great for hiking with smaller children.

Nice walk through the woods

Easy but enjoyable walk through mangrove and on boardwalk

Disappointment. Trail closed due to Turkey hunting season.

Love the horseshoe lake trail!!!

8 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.

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!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

love this trail. has a little bit of everything.

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!

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!!

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.

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.

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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