Trail length: 4 miles (6.44 km)

Wetlands and Uplands along the Sanibel Slough

The Sanibel Slough Trails, located behind the SCCF Nature Center, is a restored cross-section of rare and unique interior, wetland and upland habitats. It is open to everyone for free and includes 4 miles of nature trails, boardwalks, and an observation tower overlooking the Sanibel Slough. Guided trail walks are offered regularly throughout the year, but visitors may take self-guided tours.

Visitors can see interior wetlands and the Sanibel Slough - a unique freshwater feature rarely found on barrier islands - as well as a buckthorn grove and open grasslands. Depending on the season, wading birds such as roseate spoonbills and tricolored herons can be found feeding in shallow pools. The wildlife and seasonal landscapes are constantly changing and a delight to experience throughout the year.