Gasparilla Island-Boca Grande Trail

Florida

Distance6.4mi
Elevation Gain36ft
Trailhead Elevation2ft
Top7ft
Elevation Min/Max2/7ft
Elevation Start/End2/2ft

Gasparilla Island-Boca Grande Trail

Gasparilla Island-Boca Grande Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lee County and Charlotte County, Florida. It is 6.4 miles long and begins at 2 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 36 feet. The South Beach Bar and Grill restaurant, the Lee County Sheriff's Office (elevation 3 feet) police, the Boca Grande Fire Department (elevation 3 feet) fire station, and the Lighthouse survey point can be seen along the trail. There are also a water, a flagpole, trees, grass, conservations, and a sand along the trail.
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Gasparilla Island-Boca Grande Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This was the first rail-trail built in Florida. It runs the length of Gasparilla Island on Florida’s southwestern coast through the town of Boca Grande. Gasparilla Island is a semitropical paradise filled with the homes of wealthy residents who care deeply about their trail. Traveling past stately homes, expensive shops, swaying palm trees, and streaking iguanas makes this a great outing.

The terrain is flat, the vegetation next to the trail is lush, and there’s always something interesting to see. Indeed, you won’t have an opportunity to travel past so much wealth anywhere else in the state. Don’t expect cheap hamburgers or an inexpensive place to sleep. The beach is free, but everything else reflects the local population. You even have to pay a toll ($3.50) to get onto the island in the first place. Surface: Asphalt; a 10-foot-wide roadway with a 4-foot pedestrian trail winding around it. Location: Lee and Charlotte Counties."

Gasparilla Island-Boca Grande Trail Reviews

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3/10/2004
Wonderful trail, very pretty, flat, smooth pavement. Take water, as it is hot in the summer. Nice downtown area on Boca Grande, with shops and iceream. The beach is beautiful, with facilities. Take a tour of the lighthouse. You can spend an entire day of this adventure.
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Trail Information

Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Swimming, Skating
Additional Use
Lee County Department of Transportation
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Sep 2018