Because Little Talbot is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands, it provides many different natural habitats. These diverse habitats make for a wealth of wildlife within the park. Visitors will see gopher tortoise and snakes throughout the park. The shoreline provides many opportunities to view shorebirds, and the backside of the island is a haven for wading birds. Follow the Little Talbot Hiking Trail over a cross section of ecosystems, and you may be surprised at what you find!
Little Talbot offers the opportunity of sampling a complete cross section of a coastal barrier island. Exposing a variety of the island's wildlife, the Nature Trail is anchored at one corner of the campground and provides a comfortable walk of approximately one mile.
The Hiking Trail winds four miles through five distinct natural communities, including maritime hammock, beach dune, and depression marsh and finishes its last mile and a quarter with a breathtaking stroll on the sandy beach.
If you choose to hike the trails, always check in at the ranger station and remember your water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.