- This trail starts from the first parking lot found after the park entrance. It is accessed along a boardwalk carrying the hiker into a dense mangrove swamp. About midway, an observation tower offers panoramic views of the Atlantic and surrounding mangroves. At the end of the boardwalk, several chickees are offered to campers. Chickees are raised wooden platforms first created by the Seminole Indians. From here you must retrace your steps back to the parking lot. Incidentally, the trail is named for a spider that is commonly seen along the hike. Several plant communities may be viewed along the hike including a tropical hammock and beachfront sand dunes.
Visitors also find themselves enjoying the snorkeling opportunities, canoe trails, nature loop, campground, picnic grove, and more.