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Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Greenway
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Crew bird rookery swamp trail

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#207 of 283 mountain bike trails in Florida
#7,059 in the world

Physical Address: 1295 Shady Hollow Boulevard, Naples, FL 34120
Hours: One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset
Trails/Facilities: Free - donations accepted, Open to public
The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail officially opened in July 2011. The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail offer 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 more. 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.

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.


First added by js4013 on Jul 1, 2017. Last updated Apr 20, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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1295 shady hollow Blvd west, Naples fl 34120
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  • LowDawg

    Trail is flat all the way. However, there are short parts "under water" where the gators are. Otherwise an ok trail.

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