Historic Jungle Trail
Offering a sandy road and trail that winds through Florida’shammock habitat barrier islands of Northern Vero Beach, the historic jungle trail is located 15 minutes away from Sebastian, Florida. It is on the National Register of Historic Palaces. This trail was built in the 1920s to provide a place for citrus growers to haul and produce up and down the Island’s barrier. Although cars can drive along, his trail is mainly used by walkers, joggers, and cyclists. The Jungle Trail road is sandy but hard-packed and easy-going for bicycles with wide tires.
The Historic Jungle trail begins in the nation’s first wildlife refuge, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. Teddy Roosevelt established this Wildlife Refuge in 1903 to protect these birds from feather hunters. You can park just off A1A, where you can find drinking fountains and bathrooms. You can explore a 2.5-mile walking path from here around one of the Indian River’s peninsulas. Head down here for a diversion along the Centennial Trail, a part boardwalk and partly paved trail leading to a lookout from which you can see the Pelican Island.