1295 Shady Hollow Blvd W
Naples, FL 34120

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The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail offer 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, including an 1800-ft. boardwalk with wheelchair accessibility. A 1/4-mile crushed shell path leads to an 1800-foot 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 more. There is one port-o-potty at the beginning of the boardwalk and several benches along the trail within the first 1.5 miles. Beyond that there are no structures. Birders will delight in the abundance of songbirds that frequent the cypress trees along the boardwalk, as well as the many raptors and wading birds found along the trails. Barred owls are common and swallow-tailed kites frequent the area in summer.

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Green Listing

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant

Facility Amenities

Bus Parking
Parking

General Information

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Open Year-Round

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Information/Services Provided

Brochures
Maps Available

Rate Information

Free Admission

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Customized Tours
Guided Tours
Self-Guided tours

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Hiking/Nature Trails