Hunting Island State Trail System


Hunting Island Marsh Boardwalk

There are over eight miles of hiking/biking trails in Hunting Island State Park. The best way to see the beauty of Hunting Island is by walking the entire island. The best way to do this is by the Trails The Diamondback Rattlesnake TrailSystem.

A lot of work has been done over the past years to improve the trails system and to make it more accessible to all visitors. Some of the trails have been left in their natural state, while some of the  trails have been paved with a mixture of compacted crushed shell and sand, and are compliant with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), which provides better accessibility for all- terrain wheel chairs. 

Color coded trail maps are available  at the Nature Center, the Visitors Center, the store at the campground and on-line here.

 

Friends of Hunting Island Trail Sign ProjectTrails Patrol

FOHI have formed a group of “Trails Patrol” volunteers to walk each trail each month to assist the park staff in keeping the trails clean and clear.  These volunteers pick up trash, remove small debris from the trail, and report any large obstructions that require park staff attention.  We rotate a trail or portion of a trail between our volunteers, so over the course of a year we get to cover most of the trails system.
If anyone would like to get a little exercise and enjoy the beauty of Hunting Island, please send an email to  trails@friendsofhuntingisland.org, and join our group.

Trail Spotlight

Interpretive Nature Trail – This two mile loop starts and ends at the Nature Center.  The Nature Trail utilizes several existing trails and identifies 26 points of interest.  These points of interest range from identifying the trees and plants on Hunting Island, to explaining what a slough is and what causes circular rings around some trees. It describes the many types of oak and palm trees found on the island.
A Nature Trail brochure is available at the Nature Center and on-line here.  This brochure gives information about each of the 26 points of interest, along with a map of where they are located.  Each item is marked with a numbered trail sign that corresponds to the number of the item in the brochure. To reduce cost and to save on trash, we ask that you return your brochure to the Nature Center when finished.  Of course if you want to keep the brochure for reference, you are more than welcome to take the brochure with you.
We are looking for ways to improve the Nature Trail, so be sure to relay to the staff any suggestions or comments about the trail.   You can also email us at trails@friendsofhuntingisland.org  with your suggestions and comments. So take a leisurely walk on the Nature Trail and learn more about this incredible island and the unique environment that exists here.  See you on the trails!

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We need only two simple things to provide the services and projects you see described on this website; your participation and your tax-deductible membership fees. For one $40 membership contribution, you and your family can join our Friends organization for one year. All members are encouraged to participate in any of our on-going projects. If you do not wish to join, but want to donate to our efforts, Click here to make a tax deductible donation to FOHI.