Kayak/Canoe

The Best Kayak/Canoe Trails in Florida (United States)

4,180 trails

(53)
  • near Weavers Station, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    4.45nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofNWR 4 to Port of the Islands: 13 JAN 2022 06:25 Photo ofNWR 4 to Port of the Islands: 13 JAN 2022 06:25 Photo ofNWR 4 to Port of the Islands: 13 JAN 2022 06:25

    Today's paddle is one of our more exciting trails, especially in the morning rain in the dark. You have to pay attention for the first half-hour or so. As the sun came up, we were in an area with a strong tidal current a...

  • Faka Union Marsh: 08 DEC 2021 06:28

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    near Weavers Station, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    4.01nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofFaka Union Marsh: 08 DEC 2021 06:28 Photo ofFaka Union Marsh: 08 DEC 2021 06:28 Photo ofFaka Union Marsh: 08 DEC 2021 06:28

    They've reopened the Faka Union River launch from US-41, and the water is still high enough to paddle all over the marsh, which is basically what we did with a few dead ends. We also checked out the connection from the b...

  • Fakahatchee Marsh: 15 SEP 2021 06:50

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    near Weavers Station, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    3.32nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofFakahatchee Marsh: 15 SEP 2021 06:50 Photo ofFakahatchee Marsh: 15 SEP 2021 06:50 Photo ofFakahatchee Marsh: 15 SEP 2021 06:50

    The launch point is from the roadside just east of the closed Fakahatchee River launch, where the water comes close to the road. The marsh is very flooded, but paddling through some of the grass areas requires some effor...

  • near Ochopee, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    4.73nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofHalfway Creek Marsh Madness: 10 JUL 2021 06:25 Photo ofHalfway Creek Marsh Madness: 10 JUL 2021 06:25 Photo ofHalfway Creek Marsh Madness: 10 JUL 2021 06:25

    The launch is at the south end of Sea Grape Drive (0.6 miles long) off US 41, about 2.5 miles east of SR29. No fee, plenty of parking, no restrooms, some picnic tables. The launch is flat, shallow, and easy into a one-mi...

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  • Mound Key loop: 26 MAY 2021 06:09

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    near Coconut, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    5.04nm
    Elevation +
    23f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofMound Key loop: 26 MAY 2021 06:09 Photo ofMound Key loop: 26 MAY 2021 06:09 Photo ofMound Key loop: 26 MAY 2021 06:09

    The launch point is the bulkhead on the southeast side of the Little Carlos Pass bridge just north of Lovers Key and the public boat ramp. Be careful where you park - We unload close to the bulkhead, but we always park o...

  • near Gulf Harbor, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    4.18nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofCocohatchee River backwoods: 22 MAY 2021 06:05 Photo ofCocohatchee River backwoods: 22 MAY 2021 06:05 Photo ofCocohatchee River backwoods: 22 MAY 2021 06:05

    Collier County's Wiggins Pass Marina boat ramp (launch fee $4 for paddlecraft) is the launch point. It's a concrete ramp, and you'll be launching alongside powerboats. There's a marina store that opens about 7 AM or earl...

  • Bear Point loop: 3/3/2021 6:19 AM

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    near Marco, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    3.40nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofBear Point loop: 3/3/2021 6:19 AM Photo ofBear Point loop: 3/3/2021 6:19 AM Photo ofBear Point loop: 3/3/2021 6:19 AM

    The launch point is the roadway cutoff at the N.W. corner of the Jolley Bridge. Easy, flat launch, then east under the bridge. Structures give some sense of direction until you get into the mangrove channels. GPS and lam...

  • near North Naples, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    6.17nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofClam Pass System: 13 JAN 2021 06:45 at low tide Photo ofClam Pass System: 13 JAN 2021 06:45 at low tide Photo ofClam Pass System: 13 JAN 2021 06:45 at low tide

    The Clam Pass parking lot fills up fast in the winter season. The launch is at the southwest corner of the parking lot into Lower Clam Bay. Unload your craft and find a parking space. The launch area is flat and easy. ...

  • near Flamingo Mobile Home Resort, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    7.27nm
    Elevation +
    20f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofExploring creeks along the Caloosahatchee River Photo ofExploring creeks along the Caloosahatchee River Photo ofExploring creeks along the Caloosahatchee River

    Launched at Royal Palm Park Ft Myers, crossed the Caloosahatchee first paddled up Chapel Branch Creek beautiful and lush. Next are 2 unnamed mangrove creeks /tunnels, and last was Bay Shore Creek very nice starts with ma...

  • SR 92 Bridge to Blackwater Bay loop

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    near Drop Anchor Mobile Home Park, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    9.43nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofSR 92 Bridge to Blackwater Bay loop Photo ofSR 92 Bridge to Blackwater Bay loop Photo ofSR 92 Bridge to Blackwater Bay loop

    The launch is near the east end of the SR 92 Bridge at Goodland. There's a clear area on the south side for parking and a ramp down to the water's edge that's driveable as long as you stop before going into the water (ju...

  • near Coconut, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    7.60nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofCalusa Blueway Markers 18,19,20,21,25,25a,26,27,27a,28,28a Photo ofCalusa Blueway Markers 18,19,20,21,25,25a,26,27,27a,28,28a Photo ofCalusa Blueway Markers 18,19,20,21,25,25a,26,27,27a,28,28a

    Launch is from the boat ramp opposite Lovers Key entrance, but this ramp may be crowded, so our preferred launch is 0.5 miles north before the small bridge. Typical concrete boat ramp. First part of the paddle is across...

  • Isles of Capri

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    near Isles of Capri, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    9.80nm
    Elevation +
    177f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofIsles of Capri Photo ofIsles of Capri Photo ofIsles of Capri

    Isles of Capri paddle park water temp 68 air temp started out 66 went up to 71 winds at start 9mph went to 15mph with gusts to 22mph, With rain on and off. Plenty of parking at the paddle park with restrooms $4.00 park...

  • Paddlecraft Park loop: 16 OCT 2021 06:18

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    near Isles of Capri, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    4.56nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofPaddlecraft Park loop: 16 OCT 2021 06:18 Photo ofPaddlecraft Park loop: 16 OCT 2021 06:18 Photo ofPaddlecraft Park loop: 16 OCT 2021 06:18

    Capri Paddlecraft Park is a Collier County-run facility with lots of parking (maybe room for 50 cars), restrooms, picnic shelters, sidewalks, and a protected, easy launch into a shallow bay. There's a $4.00 launch fee fo...

  • Rookery Bay Trail: 14 JUL 2021 06:41

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    near Shell Island, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    5.38nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofRookery Bay Trail: 14 JUL 2021 06:41 Photo ofRookery Bay Trail: 14 JUL 2021 06:41 Photo ofRookery Bay Trail: 14 JUL 2021 06:41

    The launch area is at the end of Shell Island Road near the Rookery Bay research facility. Shell Island Road is a 2.8-mile long, low-speed paved road through an upland preserve where deer, tortoises, and other wildlife a...

  • Faka Union Marsh: 07 JUL 2021 06:41

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    near Weavers Station, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    2.97nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofFaka Union Marsh: 07 JUL 2021 06:41 Photo ofFaka Union Marsh: 07 JUL 2021 06:41 Photo ofFaka Union Marsh: 07 JUL 2021 06:41

    The launch point is from the south shoulder of US41 (be sure to pull well off the road) about a mile and a half after the bridge over the Port of the Islands canal. It's grassy and shallow. Watch your step. The trail goe...

  • Clam Bay System: 26 JUN 2021 06:33

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    near North Naples, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    5.95nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofClam Bay System: 26 JUN 2021 06:33 Photo ofClam Bay System: 26 JUN 2021 06:33 Photo ofClam Bay System: 26 JUN 2021 06:33

    My old Great Dock Canoe Race partner, Bruce, came in from Kansas City, so we decided to paddle the Clam Pass trail we used to train for the race. The Great Dock Canoe Race is all open water, but the three open bays are p...

  • near Drop Anchor Mobile Home Park, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    6.74nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofBlackwater Bay from the SR-92 bridge : 03 APR 2021 06:24 Photo ofBlackwater Bay from the SR-92 bridge : 03 APR 2021 06:24 Photo ofBlackwater Bay from the SR-92 bridge : 03 APR 2021 06:24

    The launch is near the east end of the SR 92 Bridge at Goodland. There's a clear area on the south side for parking and a ramp down to the water's edge that's driveable as long as you stop before going into the water (ju...

  • near Weavers Station, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    3.55nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofEast River to the Wrong Way Lake marsh: 30 JAN 2021 06:29 Photo ofEast River to the Wrong Way Lake marsh: 30 JAN 2021 06:29 Photo ofEast River to the Wrong Way Lake marsh: 30 JAN 2021 06:29

    The launch is at the East River launch area south side of US 41. Coming east from Naples, it's 5 miles past Port of the Islands. The cutoff is poorly marked, but it's a quarter-mile past the rest area on the south side. ...

  • Mound Key from Estero Blvd.

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    near Coconut, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    5.03nm
    Elevation +
    23f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofMound Key from Estero Blvd. Photo ofMound Key from Estero Blvd. Photo ofMound Key from Estero Blvd.

    Launch point is from east side of Estero Blvd on south side of bridge about 0.5 miles north of entrance to Lovers Key (see attached aerial). This is the closest free launch area to Mound Key (Lovers Key north beach is...

  • Lely Outfall Canal

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    near Lely, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    4.13nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofLely Outfall Canal Photo ofLely Outfall Canal Photo ofLely Outfall Canal

    The launch point is from the canal bank at the southeast corner of the shopping center parcel off US 41. Park off to the side of the gravel road. Watch for fire ants. There's a block spreader weir about a mile and a h...

  • National Wildlife Trail 4 to NWR 3

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    near Weavers Station, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    3.71nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofNational Wildlife Trail 4 to NWR 3 Photo ofNational Wildlife Trail 4 to NWR 3 Photo ofNational Wildlife Trail 4 to NWR 3

    NWR Canoe Trail 4 launch is about 4.6 miles past the SR92 intersection on the south side of US-41 just after the bridge. Pull off to the right just past the guardrail and back up to the ramp. The launch is sand and grave...

  • Rookery Bay to Sand Hill Bay

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    near Shell Island, Florida (United States)
    Distance
    7.70nm
    Elevation +
    3f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofRookery Bay to Sand Hill Bay Photo ofRookery Bay to Sand Hill Bay Photo ofRookery Bay to Sand Hill Bay

    Launch area is at the end of Shell Island Road near the Rookery Bay research facility. Shell Island Road is a 2.8-mile long, low speed paved road through an upland preserve where deer, tortoises and other wildlife are co...

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