Anhinga Trail For
This is a must for all coming to the
Everglades, or just visiting Miami.
0.5 miles (800 meters) round trip. At the
Royal Palm Visitor Center, four miles (6 km) from the main park entrance. This
self-guiding, paved trail meanders through a shaded, jungle-like hammock of
gumbo limbo trees , royal palms, ferns, and air plants.
Long Pine Key Trails
More than 28 miles (45 km) of connecting trails wind through the pine
forest around Long Pine Key Campground.The Long Pine Key Nature Trail is a
continuous trail which runs 7 miles (11 km) west from the campground to to Pine
Glades Lake along the main park road. It is open to bicycles. The Old Ingraham
Highway is also open to bicycles. It runs 11 miles (18 km) south and west from
near the Royal Palm Visitor Center, and with two overnight campsites along the
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0.5 miles (400 meters) round trip. Twenty miles (32 km) from the main
park entrance. This self-guiding boardwalk trail meanders through a dense,
jungle-like hardwood "hammock." Lush vegetation includes gumbo-limbo trees, air
plants, and the largest living mahogany tree in the United States.
Wheelchair accessible Closed for renovations summer 2002
0.5 miles (400 meters) round trip. Seven (11 km) miles north of
Flamingo on the main park road. This self-guiding boardwalk trail wanders
through a forest of white mangrove , black mangrove , red mangrove , and
buttonwood trees to the edge of West Lake.
1.6 miles (2.6 km) one way. Four miles (6 km) north of Flamingo.
Enter another world as you walk through a tropical hardwood hammock with dozens
of tropical tree species. Good bird watching on the boardwalk at the end of the
trail. Bicycles are permitted on all but the boardwalk.
|Rowdy Bend Trail |
2.6 miles (4.2 km) one way. Three miles (5 km) north of Flamingo.
Explore an overgrown old road bed through shady buttonwoods and open coastal
salt prairie. At the end, the trail joins with the Snake Bight Trail. Bicycles
|Christian Point Trail |
1.8 miles (2.9 km) one way. One mile (2 km) north of Flamingo.
Wander a rustic path beginning in dense buttonwoods full of air plants. End in
open coastal prairie along the shores of Snake Bight.
|Bear Lake Trail |
1.6 miles (2.6 km) one way. Two miles (3 km) north of Flamingo on
the Bear Lake Road. Journey through a dense hardwood hammock mixed with
mangroves. Excellent area for woodland birds. More than 30 different tree
types. The trail ends at Bear Lake.
0.5 miles (800 meters) round trip. At Flamingo. Stroll around this
freshwater pond and enjoy a wide variety of wading birds, song birds, and other
wildlife. Alligators often cruise the pond. Good bird watching, especially at
sunrise and sunset, from the wheelchair-accessible viewing platform at the
beginning of the trail.
|Guy Bradley Trail
1 mile (1.6 km) one way. A scenic shortcut between the campground
amphitheater and the visitor center. Mingle with a variety of birds and
butterflies as you amble along the shore of Florida Bay.
2 miles (3.2 km) round trip. Meander along the shore of Florida Bay
and watch for remnants of a former outpost fishing village. Begin at the
Coastal Prairie Trailhead at the back of loop "C" in the Flamingo Campground.
Veer left at the trail junction to the bay.
|Coastal Prairie Trail |
7.5 miles (12 km) one way. Step back in time as you walk this old road
once used by wild cotton pickers and fishermen. Shady buttonwoods and open
expanses of succulent coastal plants await. Begin at the rear of loop "C" in
the campground. A backcountry permit is required for overnight camping. Many
miles of canoe trails are also available in the Flamingo area.
If you are driving to Key West
either from home or after
flying into Miami this is a must side trip.
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