Hiking Trails

Vero Beach, Sebastian and Fellsmere, Florida have hiking trails for everyone. Families and recreational hikers can enjoy a day hike. For the more adventurous, there are weekend backpacking trips and multi-day trekking trails.


Vero Beach, Sebastian and Fellsmere, Florida have hiking trails for everyone. Families and recreational hikers can enjoy a day hike. For the more adventurous, there are weekend backpacking trips and multi-day trekking trails.

Captain Forster Hammock Preserve

The Preserve contains maritime hammock, coastal strand and wetland plant communities. It borders Jungle Trail, a State designated greenway and a byway of the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Highway. The Preserve contains one of the largest remaining coastal maritime hammocks on Orchid Island. The site was home to Captain Frank Forster, one of the first Orchid Island residents who homesteaded on the barrier island growing winter vegetables and fishing along the Indian River Lagoon.
 8610 Jungle Trail , Vero Beach , FL32963

Dale Wimbrow Park

The park lies along the Sebastian River and includes a large playground with new equipment, picnic pavilions, restrooms, boat launch, fitness trail, paved parking, fishing access and BBQ grills.
 11805 Roseland Rd , Sebastian , FL32958

Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area

Activities include hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, fishing, bicycling, primitive camping at designated sites, wildlife viewing, canoeing, environmental education and seasonal hunting. A boardwalk provides an opportunity to hike through a hardwood swamp to reach Hog Island for trails and primitive camping. The diverse habitats support Florida sandhill cranes, wood storks, caracara, bald eagles, deer, turkey and a large population of feral hogs.
 In the southwest corner of Indian River County between State Road (SR) 60 and the Florida Turnpike, approximately 20 miles west of Vero Beach.

Indian River Land Trust

Dedicated to conservation and preservation of land and water in Indian River County. Visit their website for a complete list of conservation tours.

Jungle Trail

The Historic Jungle trail winds for nearly 8 miles along a sandy road through the hammock habitat of Florida's barrier islands north of Vero Beach. The trail—really a road—is on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the 1920s so that citrus growers could haul their produce up and down the barrier island. Although cars do drive along the road, it's mostly used by cyclists, walkers and joggers. The road is sandy but mostly hard packed and easy going for wide-tire bicycles.
 Off of CR 510 , Wabasso , FL

North Sebastian Conservation Area

The North Sebastian Conservation Area (NSCA) contains 407 acres of many different habitats. The conservation area is located west of US Highway 1, north of Main Street (in Sebastian) and south of Roseland Road. The conservation area is bounded on the western perimeter by Sebastian Airport and the Sebastian Golf Course. The area is primarily xeric oak scrub, a globally and locally endangered habitat (FNAI). Other habitats include: Sand and Pine Scrub, Sand Pine Forest, Scrubby Flatwoods, Mesic Pine Flatwoods, Wet Flatwoods (osprey nesting area), Freshwater Marsh, Upland Hardwood Forest, Wetland Forested Mix, Shrub, Brushland, freshwater Ponds and Lakes.
 West of US Hwy 1, North of Main St and South of Roseland Rd in Sebastian , Sebastian , FL

Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area

Lush tropical hammocks, great birding, and a dash of history along the mangrove-edged waters of the Indian River Lagoon make Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area a diverse and interesting place to explore. Ferns and wild coffee grow to enormous sizes, bromeliads dangle like chandeliers in the forest canopy, and unusual fungi sprouts from rotting logs in the forest floor. Add trails and you have yourself an afternoon’s worth of adventure.
 Oslo Road, East of US Hwy 1 , Vero Beach , FL

Pelican Island National Wild Refuge

Pelican Island is listed as the first national wildlife refuge in the United States. Established by an executive order of President Theodore Roosevelt on March 14, 1903, it was created to protect egrets and other birds from extinction through plume hunting. The refuge consists of a 3-acre island that includes an additional 2.5 acres of surrounding water and is home to hundreds of species of animals including birds, fish, plants, and mammals. Guided and self-guided tours are available throughout the year.
 4055 Wildlife Way , Vero Beach , FL32963

Riverside Park Riverwalk

 3200 Riverside Park Dr , Vero Beach , FL32963

Round Island Park

  • parking
  • boardwalk
  • shower
  • restroom
  • picnic
  • lifeguard
  • playground
This park has access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon. You're also almost guaranteed to see a manatee! There are trails, boardwalks and an observation tower. This is a favorite spot for locals and visitors to launch their kayaks or canoes. Amenities include ample parking, boat ramp & boat parking, childrens' playground and two picnic pavilions.
 2200 S. Hwy A1A , Vero Beach , FL32963

St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

The preserve has 60 miles of trails equally split between Brevard and Indian River Counties. Most of our trails are very long and are more suited for horseback riding, mountain biking and extended hikes. The State Park protects the West Indian manatee, red-cockaded woodpecker and Florida scrub jay by providing upland buffer to the river and limiting development in the area. The preserve is a mosaic of open pine flatwoods, seasonal wetlands, hardwood swamp, sand pine scrub and scrubby flatwood communities.
 1000 Buffer Preserve Dr , Fellsmere , FL32948

The Lagoon Greenway

This exciting 187-acre property is located at the corner of 8th Street and Indian River Boulevard. It boasts an ecologically diverse three- mile trail system for hiking, jogging or bike riding. Even four legged creatures on leashes are welcome on the property (with careful clean-up by their two legged companions). Main Trail (under 1/2 mile) This wide trail begins at the trailhead-parking area and travels through oak and palm hammocks, and over two wetlands on its way to the Two-Mile Loop Trail. Mini-Adventure Trail (under 1/4 mile) This narrow, uneven trail winds through a dense oak and palm forest, bringing you close to the native habitat of "Old Florida." Two-Mile Loop Trail This wide, grassy trail will take you around a large mangrove wetland forest, with intermittent views of the beautiful Indian River Lagoon. Mangrove Boardwalk A 1/4-mile boardwalk extends from the end of the Main Trail to an observation deck on the Indian River Lagoon.    
 NE Intersection of Indian River Blvd & 8th St , Vero Beach , FL32960

Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail

The one-mile trail comprises a half-mile walk through an open canopy scrub habitat and oak forest to the mangroves. A half-mile loop walk on an impoundment trail includes a boardwalk through the mangroves with a dock that extends into the lagoon with a picnic bench. Dogs are allowed but must be "scooped" and kept on leash. Please stay on marked trails, enjoy the dock, but please no fishing.
 79th St (East of US Hwy 1) , Vero Beach , FL