CREW Marsh Hiking Trails, a Collier County Gem

Collier County law firm Woodward Pires & Lombardo, P.A. (WPL) is thrilled to once again sponsor the trailhead signs at the CREW Marsh Hiking Trails benefitting the CREW Land and Water Trust. The Firm will celebrate this initiative by hosting a company trail hike to learn more about our community ecosystems and conservation in Collier County.

The CREW (Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed) Marsh Hiking Trails (also known as Gate 1) offer 5.5 miles of marked loop trails through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, popash slough (pronounced “sloo”), and along the edge of a 5,000-acre sawgrass marsh.

Most of the trails are wide and flat, with some winding, single-track trails with roots in the popash slough. An observation deck and tower offer expansive views of the Corkscrew Marsh, and visitors can hike out to Suzanne’s Pavilion for a picnic lunch approximately .7 miles from the parking lot.

The CREW Marsh Trails are part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Woodpeckers, flycatchers, warblers, hawks, and owls are frequently spotted along with Swallow-tailed kites, who nest here each spring.

This primitive trail system is free and open to the public. There are no trash cans on the trails or at the trailhead; all visitors are asked to follow the “Leave No Trace” principles and pack out whatever they bring in. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

Physical Address: 4600 CR 850 (Corkscrew Road), Immokalee, FL 34142

What is CREW Trust’s Mission?

The CREW Land and Water Trust is a private, non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the water resources and natural communities in and around the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed since 1989. CREW Trust’s staff and volunteers provide guided walks for the public, environmental education and programs for all ages, special events for members, teacher workshops, presentations to community groups, and more. Visit to become a member, subscribe to their blog and monthly e-blast, donate or sponsor. Sponsorships benefit the CREW Trust Education Programs.

Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.

WPL acknowledges partner Anthony (Tony) Pires as a long-time supporter of CREW and their initiatives. Tony serves clients throughout Collier and Lee Counties in Local Government Law, Municipal Law, Land Use and Zoning, and Administrative Law and is a Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) in City, County and Local Government Law by The Florida Bar.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.