Indigo Trail

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Elevation Gain105ft
Trailhead Elevation4ft
Elevation Min/Max1/8ft
Elevation Start/End4/4ft

Indigo Trail

Indigo Trail is a hiking trail in Sanibel, Florida. It is within J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 4 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 105 feet. This trail connects with the following: Crossdike Trail, Wildlife Education Boardwalk and Footpath.

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"The trail quickly moves onto a boardwalk that goes through a tropical hammock and then a mangrove forest. Once you cross the Wildlife Drive, you’ll start a shell path that will be in open sun except in early morning. The trail follows the top of a mosquito impoundment. According to legend, Sanibel was the worst place for mosquitoes in the lower United States with 365,000 of the blood suckers caught in just a single night in a single trap in the 1950s. It is not nearly as bad today, but need we say take bug spray? Unfortunately, the foliage blocks the water for the much of the initial walk, making it difficult to see the birds so common here. But pay attention to the mangrove roots and branches since there is always the opportunity to see birds that have decided to wander off the beaten path."

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J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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