Florida Hiking Trails – SW FL Hikes & Walking Paths

Healthy Living – The SW Florida Lifestyle


SW Florida Hiking TrailsWalking, Hiking, and Strolling along the beach or the golf course is a major part of the Florida lifestyle. Staying healthy and fit means getting outdoors and exploring your time in Paradise.

Hiking in Southwest Florida can be a leisurely stroll or an exciting Everglades adventure. If you are inclined for getting out into the wilderness – here in Florida that means a visit to one of our Florida State Parks. Koreshan State Park Historic Site offers hiking and walking trails mixed with a glimpse of Florida History. Stroll the quarter-mile nature trail to see some of Southwest Florida’s wildlife or historic buildings. The park is pet-friendly if you’d like to bring your leashed dog.

The Gordan Greenway is another popular southwest Florida walking path. Gordan Greenway is a 140-acre linear park with access for bicycles and paddlers along the Gordan River. This SW FL hiking path takes you on a journey over bridges and under mangrove trees. The Gordan Greenway Bike Trail is just over two and one-half miles.

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Island Bikes Shops - Bicycle Rentals Marco Island FL & Naples FL
Island Bike Shops (2 Locations) 1095 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-394-8400 & 4342 Thomasson Dr., Naples, FL 34112 | 239-732-8400
At Island Bike Shops we make your visit fun. Reserve your rental online. Check our selection of bicycle rentals, electric bikes, motor scooters, trailers, and more. Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the diversity of Southwest Florida. Our large or small group bicycle tours can accommodate all cycling levels as we personally escort you through Naples, Historic Old Naples, Marco Island, or the Natural Everglades.
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Naples Preserve
Naples Preserve is a favorite place to walk and view Southwest Florida wildlife and scenery. This is an elevated boardwalk that takes visitors to Naples Preserve. The walk is around 0.4 miles of the early Florida ecosystem. The trail contains a variety of plants and animals native to Southwest Florida, like pine Flatwoods or the curious gopher tortoises. Naples Preserve is in the heart of Naples. This trail is a walking-only path. No biking allowed.

Address: 1690 U.S. 41 N., Naples, FL 34102
Tel. 1- 239-261-4290
Web: www.naplesgov.com

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trail
1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W
Tel. (239) 657-2253
Web. https://crewtrust.org/
The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail opened in July 2011. The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail offers 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, including a 1500-ft. boardwalk with wheelchair accessibility. A 1/4-mile crushed shell path leads to a 1500-ft. boardwalk, then the trails become ground level, sandy/grassy, relatively flat berms with swamp on both sides. The trails are actually old tram roads used when the area was logged many years ago. Biking can be a challenge on the grassy/sandy trails, but quite rewarding. The maple-cypress swamp is home to alligators, otters, Florida panthers, bobcats, white-tailed deer, and other Florida Wildlife. There is one portable toilet at the beginning of the boardwalk and several benches along the trail within the first 1.5 miles. Beyond that, there are no structures or outbuildings.

Koreshan State Historic Site
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928
Tel. 1- 239-992-0311
Web: www.floridastateparks.org

Gordon River Greenway Park
1596 Golden Gate Pkwy
Naples, FL
Open ⋅ Closes 10 PM
Tel. 1-239- 252-4000

Location: Naples
Length: 2.6 miles round-trip
Trailhead: 26.1678, -81.7880
Address: 1580 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Fees: Free
Restroom: at both parking areas. Open 6:30 AM to 10 PM daily. The Gordon River Greenway is lighted along its length. Bicyclists and walkers appreciate that the lamp posts have ID numbers to reference in case of an emergency. This is a pet-friendly Florida walkway. Leashed dogs welcome. Frequent benches make this an easy stroll for all ages. There is a playground at the North Parking Area.

Baker Park
50 Riverside Circle
Naples, FL
Open ⋅ Closes 10 PM
Tel. (239) 213-7120

Sunshine Tours Marco Island
Sunshine Tours and Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours offers the best in Offshore, Back Country and Near Coastal Fishing, Island Shelling and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provided unsurpassed on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private charters available.
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Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours
Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours, 525 Newport Dr., Naples, FL 34114 | 239-961-2473
Guided boat tours leaving Port of the Islands Marina, Naples, Florida Touring the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands area. Rent a pontoon for a full day of fun. Whitehorse Key is a great place to beach your boat and find amazing shells. Walk the island, explore the 10,000 islands, and enjoy a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Look for manatee, dolphin, alligators and everything the Everglades has to offer. See the 10,000 islands up close.
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Marco Island Princess Sightseeing Tours
Marco Island Princess / Sunshine Tours, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL 34145 | 239-642-5415
The Marco Island Princess is a 90' luxury yacht offering daily Sightseeing, Lunch and Sunset dinner Cruises. enjoy delicious meals, two cash bars and a great view. Also available for Weddings and Private Charters. Marco Island's most unique dining experience!
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Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours Marco Island Florida Attraction
Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours, Caxambas Park, 909 Collier Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-777-9873

Avi's is a family-owned business that offers some of the most exciting dolphin jet ski tours and jet ski rental adventures on Marco Island. You are invited to take an exciting journey with Avi "The Dolphin Whisperer" and take home a complimentary flash drive of photos from your adventure. Bring the family and make lasting memories. Contact us to book your dolphin Jet Ski tour.
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