Perdido Key Discovery Trail

A boardwalk path extends into a coastal forest.
Perdido Key Discovery Trail


Quick Facts
Perdido Key, Florida

Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead, Wheelchair Accessible

Note: This trail is currently closed to the public due to sustained hurricane damage. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Walk along this boardwalk loop in the Perdido Key area and discover a variety of habitats, including a salt marsh, wooded wetland, and sand dunes. From herons to woodpeckers, raccoons to otters, and frogs to snakes, these barrier island habitats attract a diversity of birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Take your time, look high and low, and listen carefully.

The 0.36 mile accessible trail loops back to Johnson Beach Road about 0.1 mile away. Visitors may park across the street at Johnson Beach Road parking and cross over to access the trail.

Trailhead locations:

  • North loop - near Johnson Beach ramp/boat launch
  • South loop - first left on Johnson Beach Road

Duration: 15-30 minutes

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Last updated: August 17, 2022