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​Site Closed for Public Use Upgrades

Construction on the Royal Palm Beach Pines public use facilities will begin Tuesday, March 30th. The main parking lot at 110 Natures Way will be closed and public access restricted in the eastern portion of the site until further notice. The north parking lot at 13550 40th Street North will remain open.​

​​All visitors to the natural areas must follow Center for Disease Control Guidelines and the County’s Emergency Orders.


 Wear face coverings, recreate in groups less than 10, maintain social distance of at least 6 feet apart while on the trails, and avoid touching common surfaces such as handrails, benches, etc. to be safe while visiting.

Palm Beach County Emergency Orders

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Guidelines



Royal Palm Beach Pines

Main Entrance  110 Nature's Way
 North Entrance 13500 40th Street North

Picture of person at shaded observation platform enjoying the wetland view at Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area 

ADA Accessible Paved Nature Trails Natural Surface Hiking Trails Information Signs Parking lot Wildlife Viewing

First natural area purchased using voter approved funds to save environmentally sensitive lands

Open Sunrise to Sunset, 365 Days a Year 

At a Glance     

Wetland Wonderland

This 772-acre site includes mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, hydric hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, and dome swamp, with wetland ecosystems covering almost half the area . The natural area attracts many birds, including bald eagle, red-shouldered hawk, and Florida sandhill crane. Other animals sighted include bobcat, southern cricket frog, and eastern box turtle.


  • Blue Heron Trail (paved) 825 feet
  • Cabbage Palm Trail (sandy) 850 feet
  • Pine Lily Trail (sandy) 1.4 miles
  • Slash Pine Trail (sandy) 2.4 miles
  • Equestrian Trail (sandy) 2 miles *PERMIT REQUIRED
  • Observation platform overlooking wetland
  • Part of the Great Florida Bird and Wildlife Trail

Riding Rules

1. Equestrian use is by permit only. All riders must comply with these rules, the natural area rules posted on the welcome sign, and any specific permit conditions.

2. Lock the gate immediately after entering or leaving. Do not give the combination to other people.

3. Stay on designated riding trail, lands adjacent are environmentally sensitive and can easily be damaged.

4. Horses are not permitted in the eastern part of the site or on the hiking trails. Riders have the right of way on the section of trail shared with hikers and if maintenance vehicles are present on the equestrian trail.

5. Accompany your horseback-riding guests (maximum of two guests per permit) at all times.

6. Carry permit card and proof of a negative Coggins test and present them upon request

7. Do not tie or hitch horses to trees or shrubs, or allow horses to graze on or otherwise damage vegetation. 8. Horses must be under control at all times. No galloping, running, or racing. Ride at your own risk. For your protection, a riding helmet is recommended.

9. All horses must walk when approaching or passing others. If riding abreast, one horse must yield to a passing horse. Horses known to kick must wear red ribbons on their tails.



Equestrian Trails

  • Trailer parking at 40th Street North
  • 2 mile loop riding trail
  • To access the riding trails, click here.