Technical difficulty   Easy

Time  6 hours 7 minutes

Coordinates 1481

Uploaded January 27, 2013

Recorded January 2013

51 f
-108 f
7.37 mi

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near Colony Park Mobile Home Village, Florida (United States)

This hike will take you along some roads/trails in the southern section of this vast conservation area. Many of the old trails are either not marked or marked with very old signs. The newer trails found down near the EELs main project - Sams House - are well blazed and were in great shape the day I hiked them. I entered the area from the main parking area off Pine Island Road, but if you just want to venture around the Sams House trails you can enter down off North Tropical Trail. The only thing you have to be concerned about is the limited hours, visit this website for more information -
There is no hunting in this area, so I assume they feel safer than in hunted areas. You can also read more about this and other areas at my website – Please take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints (if you spot some trash, you can take that too) - happy trails!
Area at end of Red Trail to view an active Bald Eagle's nest
Area at end of blue trail to look out over the Indian River
Short blue blazed trail starts here
Very old bridges once used by the homesteaders who lived in the area
Garnet blazed trail ends in Pine Island Conservation Area
Garnet blazed trail starts here
Spotted large gator here
Large open area, I assume it once was a parking area
Main parking area at end of Pine Island Road
Old trail rest bench
End of trail
Alternate parking area if you want to kayak or fish
Red blazed trail starts here
Sams House - EEL Area - closed often
Short marked trail ends here
Short marked trail starts here
Trail junction
White blazed trail starts here - actually a loop


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