Blue Trail

A trail through the oak hammock to the Indian River Lagoon.

Blue Trail

Merritt Island, Florida 32953, United States

Created By: Environmentally Endangered Lands Program

Tour Information

Take the first part of the white loop trail to get to the blue trail. The blue trail starts in the oak hammock and continues through mangroves to the Indian River Lagoon.

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What You'll See on the Tour

The blue trail connects to the white loop on the south side.  Begin your hike on the white loop and travel south towards the Indian River Lagoon. The first half of the hike travels through an oak hammock. You can see many plants and animal... Read more
At this point, the white loop trail travels across low lying land. The land here gently slopes downward slowly losing elevation until collecting in the wetland. Depending on the time of year this area can have high standing water or be very... Read more
At this point, the white trail begins it's a loop. Go to the left to reach the trailhead for the blue trail. While following this path the white trail slowly travels gains elevation as it becomes drier. 
On the right side of the trail, there is a round hole. On closer inspection you will notice that this is actually a hollowed-out palm tree trunk, note the fibrous appearance of the outer walls. This hole was left behind from palm tree that ... Read more
From the head of the blue trail, the lagoon is about an 8-minute walk to the lagoon. This trail travels out of the main oak hammock and into a more coastal habitat of mangroves.
At this point, you are well into the coastal habitat and can see mangroves on both sides of the trail. There are three types of mangroves in Florida; the red mangrove, black mangrove, and white mangrove. Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees th... Read more
The Indian River Lagoon is a brackish water estuary that connects freshwater rivers to the saltwater ocean. This is one of the most diverse areas of Florida and is home to more than 43,000 species. This area of the lagoon is home to many At... Read more


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