Best Trails 1 Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Trail Naples, FL Hiking Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Trail is a loop trail located near Naples, Florida and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. 2 Estero River: US 41 to Mound Key Estero, FL HikingWalkingTrail RunningNature Walks + More Activities Bird WatchingFishingCanoeing 3 Marsh Trail Immokalee, FL HikingBird Watching 4 fgcu trails Fort Myers, FL Walking 5 Koreahan State Historic Site Nature Trail Estero, FL Walking Best Hiking Best Mountain Biking Best Trail Running Florida Trail - Big Cypress National Preserve: Tamiami Trail to I-75 Immokalee, FL Marsh Trail The Florida Trail Segment 3: Alligator Alley to L-3 Canal Fire Prairie Trail View More Bear Island Immokalee, FL Estero River: US 41 to Mound Key Estero, FL Recent Reviews Marsh Trail by Derek Dietrich (56) about 1 year ago 1 Completed 1 Reviews it was worth $12. neat vegetation beautiful trees. saw an alligator attempt to get a snake bird in a tree. even thou it was 60 degrees. Fire Prairie Trail by David Griswold (536) over 2 years ago 11 Completed 11 Reviews My article on this trail is found on my blog at: http://travelwithnature.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/bear-island-campground-and-the-fire-prairie-trail/ Florida Trail - Big Cypress National Preserve: Tamiami Trail to I-75 by Nelia M Real (541) over 2 years ago 19 Completed 1 Reviews We hiked in Big Cypress the area north of I-75 on the FNST Florida National Scenic Trail. We traveled North to the Red Trail approximately 2.5 miles and headed NE to merge with the Blue Trail and "Carpenter Camp" a primitive campsite. The hike was wet, some areas the water reached our knees, but for solitude, peace and wildlife viewing its the best. I suggest the winter months, less water, less Mosquitos, and less heat. The round trip loop approximately 7.5 miles. Florida Trail - Big Cypress National Preserve: Tamiami Trail to I-75 by David Griswold (536) over 2 years ago 11 Completed 11 Reviews I have two articles I wrote for the Miami Herald on this section of the trail on my blog: http://travelwithnature.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/away-from-the-beaches-lies-a-different-side-of-florida-and-its-quite-a-hike/ http://travelwithnature.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/florida-trail-offers-cyclists-a-wild-ride-through-big-cypress/ I hope you enjoy them! Florida Trail - Big Cypress National Preserve: Tamiami Trail to I-75 by David Griswold (536) almost 3 years ago 11 Completed 11 Reviews I've hiked sections of this trail many times. There is copious wildlife found along the trail, with plant life changing with subtle changes in elevation. This is Florida Panther country, and though I've never seen one, I've often seen their tracks on the trail. Depending on the time of year and weather the trail can be anything from dry to muddy to knee deep in water, with muddy and wet being the most common conditions. The section from I75 north is dry year-round as it runs along an old dirt road. If you're interested in hiking in Florida check out the Florida Trail Association. They have chapters in many counties with monthly meetings and many group hikes. Florida Trail - Big Cypress National Preserve: Tamiami Trail to I-75 by Dana Vihlen (181) almost 3 years ago 1 Completed 1 Reviews We started at the the very first leg of the Florida Trail. It starts at Loop Road and heads North to the Ranger Station on Tamiami Trail Approx 7.2 miles. The Trail is easy to find and stay on. It has a Blaze of rust brown paint on the trees. Visibility of the trail or someone ahead of you varys from10 to 30 yards. There are Mile Markers on this first stage. It is illegal for Off Road Vehicles to be in this area. So it is peaceful and not torn up with multiple crossing trails to get lost on. The one photo showes how wide Loop Road is to park a car. Ranger said few problems with parked cars I would not like to leave mine there all night. You can pull GPS points off of Google Maps that are with in 20 feet of the trail. You should not need to referance your GPS as the Trail is well marked. Cell service is poor to none at Loop Road but as we hiked by MM 1 we started getting reception from I believe a ower at the Ranger station due North. This trail is knee water at times, but was dry in April . Have a great hike!