Current Trail Conditions

Important:

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp, CREW Flint Pen Strand, CREW Cypress Dome Trail, and CREW Marsh Trails are all open to the public from sunrise to sunset.

The railroad trestle bridge, at the far northern side of the CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trail, is closed to pedestrian access until further notice – making the trail an out-and-back trail as opposed to a full loop. (as of October 29, 2021)

Please continue to practice social distancing while visiting our CREW trails and follow CDC guidelines.

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp:

The entire 12-mile trail is clearly marked with letters to help you gauge your distances. The Purple trail is now open and connects CREW Bird Rookery Swamp trail to the CREW Flint Pen Strand trails. The Purple trail distance is 3.1 miles to the main parking lot at CREW Flint Pen Strand starting from the intersection above point E. The Purple trail is currently inundated with water.

The railroad trestle bridge, at the far northern side of the CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trail, is closed to pedestrian access until further notice – making the trail an out-and-back trail as opposed to a full loop. (as of October 29, 2021)

Be aware that alligators will warm themselves on the trail. Please do not attempt to force them to move when you pass.

CREW Marsh Trails:

Trails are now almost completely dry, except the outer Red Trail and sections of the Pop Ash Slough.

CREW Cypress Dome Trails:

Check HUNT DATES. Trails are always open to everyone, however, if you’re planning to hike during a hunting season and prefer a trail without hunting, try the CREW Marsh Trails around the corner on Corkscrew Rd. The White Trail is still partially inundated with water.

CREW Flint Pen Strand Trails:

Check HUNT DATES. Hunting takes place north of CREW Flint Pen Strand trail systems. Please stay on the designated trails. The trails are narrow and winding with some sand and roots/rocks. The trails fill with water after most rainstorms, however, some sections will remain dry. Trail distances are calculated from the Main parking lot. The Purple trail hike is 3.1 miles to CREW Bird Rookery Swamp and 3.1 miles back. If you choose to hike the “loop” of CREW Bird Rookery Swamp trail, you will add 7.5 miles to your distance.

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