Discover Nature's Beauty: The Best Hiking Trails in Naples, Florida

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Naples, Florida, is renowned for its stunning beaches, luxurious lifestyle, and vibrant cultural scene. However, hidden amidst the coastal glamour are some of the most picturesque and diverse hiking trails waiting to be explored. From mangrove-lined pathways to lush nature preserves, Naples offers a unique hiking experience that allows nature enthusiasts to connect with the region's rich biodiversity.

In this blog, we'll guide you through the best hiking trails in Naples, inviting you to embark on a journey of discovery and adventure. As always, if you want personal recommendations while staying in one of our luxury vacation rentals we are just a phone call away!

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: A Paradise for Bird Watchers

Nestled just northeast of Naples, the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers alike. The 2.25-mile boardwalk meanders through pristine cypress swamps, offering a glimpse into the heart of Florida's wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled for alligators, otters, and an impressive array of bird species, including the iconic roseate spoonbill and the majestic bald eagle. To learn more about the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary check out our detailed blog here.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park: Where Beach Meets Trail

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a unique blend of sandy beaches and winding trails. Hike along the shoreline and witness the spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. For a more secluded experience, venture into the backcountry trails that wind through coastal hammocks and mangrove forests. The Cocohatchee River Park Connector Trail, in particular, provides a peaceful escape into nature.

Collier-Seminole State Park: A Journey Back in Time

History and nature converge at Collier-Seminole State Park, where you can explore the 6.5-mile Old Marco Trail. This trail takes you through a fascinating landscape of mangrove forests and offers glimpses of ancient shell mounds, remnants of the Calusa Indians who once inhabited the area. The park also features camping facilities, allowing you to extend your outdoor adventure.

Naples Preserve: A Urban Oasis

Located in the heart of Naples, the Naples Preserve is a surprising oasis of nature amidst the urban landscape. This 9.5-acre preserve boasts a network of trails that wind through pine flatwoods and scrub habitats. Educational signage along the trails enhances the experience, providing insights into the region's flora and fauna. The preserve is a perfect option for a quick nature escape without venturing far from the city.

The Naples Preserve is conveniently located blocks away from our gorgeous Lake Park Pool Home as well as our Five O’Clock Somewhere property and our Lovely Patio property.