Naples, FL Birding Trails and Maps

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Boca Grande Bike Path

6 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Gordon River Greenway

1.7 mi
State: FL
Asphalt, Boardwalk

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

6 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Pine Island Bike Path

13.7 mi
State: FL
Concrete

Rich King Memorial Greenway

3 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths

24 mi
State: FL
Asphalt

West Main Trail

3 mi
State: FL
Dirt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Visitors come to Gasparilla Island for its soothing beaches, upscale eateries, shopping and the history in and around Boca Grande. You, too, can sample these amenities up and down this paved 6-mile...
FL 6 mi Asphalt
The Gordon River Greenway offers an easy and convenient taste of the Florida wild through a 126-acre natural area in the heart of Naples. The first phase of the pathway opened in 2014 and the pavement...
FL 1.7 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
You’ll find the John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail to be an unexpected surprise in Fort Myers. Although bound by busy streets in all directions, the corridor itself is green and serene. The paved trail...
FL 6 mi Concrete
Pine Island Bike Path, also known as the Stringfellow Trail for the road it parallels, spans the length of the island on Florida's southwest coast. It begins in St. James City, a residential...
FL 13.7 mi Concrete
Rich King Memorial Greenway offers a paved, north-south route along the east side of Naples. It extends 3 miles through a powerline corridor with residential neighborhoods to either side and canal...
FL 3 mi Asphalt
The treasures of Sanibel Island, off Florida’s southwest coast, are easily accessible by a connected network of paved shared-use pathways. Although many of the trails parallel the island’s main...
FL 24 mi Asphalt
The West Main Trail is located in Florida's Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The "strand" is a linear swamp forest, shaped by the flow of water over millennia. The trail passes through a...
FL 3 mi Dirt

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Pine Island Bike Path

Not even a bike trail....!

June, 2019 by ak4712

This bumpy sidewalk is not even a bike path......what a mess ! Will never even think about going there again. I am an experienced cyclist. How could anyone give this place 4 stars ?

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

Great Ride

May, 2019 by drh81621

Excellent trail located in a city environment. Wide bike and pedestrian asphalt roadway. Good chance to see a variety of waterfowl along the canal.

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

Great ride on the John Yarbrough

March, 2019 by jduffy3124

Starting at the NW Trailhead Colonial Blvd and Ortiz, there is a three mile section heading west that is completely off road and a very nice canal ride. Two road crossings. At that point I encountered a sign claiming the trail ended. I made my way south on Metro Pkwy in a well marked bike lane turning left (west) on Colonial Blvd for a block before getting on the Yarbrough trail again (TenMile Canal). At Daniels Pkwy there is a section that advises going down the the crossing lane, and since it is a very busy and wide Pkwy, I followed that advise. Back on the canal the trail continues to the technical end at the 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy. I continued to ride it back up to my original start for a 19+ mile ride.

Loved the trail and the wildlife and flora along the trail. I chased a two foot long iguana for a short time, until it finally heard me coming up behind.
It's a well maintained trail, and well used. A great ride.

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Pine Island Bike Path

Some shade on northern half depending on time of day. Phillips Park about mid island is a good place to park.

February, 2019 by droffatsx3

Some shade on northern half depending on time of day. Phillips Park about mid island is a good place to park.

Pine Island Bike Path

Great Gumbo!

January, 2019 by nospamfortracy

We rode from St James to the middle of Pine Island. The trail was just okay. Nice cement sidewalk along side the highway. Not a lot to see. However, beyond the trail in St James we had the best seafood gumbo ever at The Waterfront Inn Restaurant and the Key Lime Pie was to die for!!

Sanibel Island Shared-Use Paths

Nice Ride-great trails

January, 2019 by normanbowers

Stop at the visitor center as you enter the island to get a map. Free parking and restrooms at the SCCF Park 1300 Periwinkle Way, about a mile from the visitor center. Trails are all in good condition and separated from traffic. There are much more than 24 miles if you do all the trails. The trail is busy along Periwinkle, but then it thins out and you can ride as fast as you want. Bikes can be rented in a number of locations so there are a lot of kids and inexperienced riders, but they usually stay on their side.

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

Best bike riding trails if you love nature.

December, 2018 by baylwin832016

First time on this trail and enjoyed everything around me.

Pine Island Bike Path

Nearby off-path sites, Pine Island, FL

December, 2018 by aybceo

This long concrete path links Bokeelia in the north, to St James City in the south of Pine Island.
Yes, it can be somewhat boring, due to lack of buffer landscaping and rest areas along the busy main road, Stringfellow. However, just off the path are some truly unique sights: such as the historically-significant Calusa homeland, Pineland (extinct indigenous peoples of southwest Florida), and beautiful conservation areas, like Galt Preserve.
Off-path side roads are flat, quiet and welcoming for bicyclists, especially beginning north of Harbor Drive-Pineland, keeping west and north. Don't be afraid to venture off the concrete, but bring plenty of drinking water and snacks.
Great photo opps: Bokeelia fishing pier, Pineland Marina pier, Calusa shell mounds, Randall Research Center.
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Note: locally, bicyclists and residents have been asking Lee County, FL to reduce speed on Stringfellow to 45 mph. In the meantime, use caution when crossing Stringfellow Road.

Of interest to mountain bike and dirt riders: numerous dirt-sand roads crisscross Pine Island's many palm plantations. Some, but not all of these roads, are public property. Consult local maps for the best guides, available at Pine Island Library, Russell Road.

Boca Grande Bike Path

Fair to Middling

November, 2018 by bobmod

A good portion of this relatively short bike path runs along the main road which is shared by bicycles and golf carts. Once your reach the lighthouse and town center, the scenery improves and there are options for dining and refreshments. You can take the Cape Haze Trail to the causeway onto the island, but be prepared to pay a hefty $3.00 per bicycle toll to cross over.

Pine Island Bike Path

Bike Path? Not really

September, 2018 by lermfl20

This is a poor excuse for not providing a decent bike lane on the two lane road that was just re-paved and could easily have included a bike lane on each side. The "bike path" is overgrown and hazardous if you are on a road bike. I used the road and had vehicles blaring horns to move but nowhere to go.

Pine Island Bike Path

So hot so long so boring

August, 2018 by mlhoops

This is A SLOG! Sidewalk along a two lane highway, 50 mph traffic. Few houses. No businesses. No shade no interest. Avoid it if you can.

John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail

Great ride

May, 2018 by jmc33vavols

You can get to this trail from downtown Ft. Myers city via Veronica Shoemaker Blvd. and Metro Parkway. Just about every type of wetland and aquatic bird in FL can be see along the way; Herons, Ibises, Aningas, Red-Tail Hawks, Ospreys, Spoonbills, Swallow-tail Kites, Turkey and Black Vultures, and an occasional Bald Eagle pair. Lots of snakes, beware of Moccasains (!). I even saw a young Lynx there! Pretty decent fishing when the water level is up, too! Gar, Tilapia, even some Trout below the dam. Oh, yeah, Alligators, a few big ones.

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