CREW Flint Pen Strand Trails, CREW Bird Rookery Swamp, 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 4/4/22)
The entire 12-mile trail is clearly marked with letters to help you gauge your distances. The Purple trail 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 dry.
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 3/30/22)
Be aware that alligators will warm themselves on the trail. Please do not attempt to force them to move when you pass.
Trails are dry.
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. All trails are dry.
The Red, Yellow, Blue and Orange Trails experienced wildfire (3/26/22) and the SFWMD are in the process of repairing the firebreaks. 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. The Purple trail is dry.