Hiking Trails in Everglades National Park

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Hiking Trails in Everglades National Park

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  • Miles Archer
    Boca Raton, FL7 263 contributions
    My wife and I like to hike. We came here shortly after opening on a partly cloudy day, long before the rising sun reached its zenith. We wore wide-brim hats, carried water bottles, smeared on suntan lotion, and set off at a leisurely pace. Of course we saw alligators. And birds, including water birds like anhigas drying their spread wings, and predatory birds like ospreys and hawks. The boardwalk trail is easy to walk. By the time the clouds broke up and the temperature headed for 90 degrees We were done, back in the AC of our car. By then there were other hikes and sightseers here.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Gina A
    Dallas, TX410 contributions
    A short trail to see the terrain. We heard birds and other wildlife but didn't see any. The road to the Trail is also very nice to see the terrain and we also spotted a barred owl.
    Written 9 April 2021
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  • bolkin
    New York City, NY192 contributions
    We walked along the Gumbo Limbo trail before going on the Anhinga ranger walk. The trail is in the shade, and very very short
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • snpkelley
    Uniontown, OH407 contributions
    This was a very pretty trail that takes you into the woods but we did not see any wildlife aside from some geckos.
    Written 17 March 2021
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  • Brenda B
    Pittsford, NY56 contributions
    I took my son (16yrs old) here while he was visiting Miami. He is difficult to get to engage in any activity, let alone with his mom, but we had the BEST day at the Park. The airboat tour was very informative and we did not have to wait too long ( we did not have reservations, and bought tickets on groupon so it was pretty inexpensive). After the boat, we got to interact with some gators, my son even held one! After we went on a walking tour of part of the park, and we actually saw a gator LIVE in the park about 2 ft from our feet!!! It was pretty cool for a 16 yr old boy from NY to get excited about a day with mom, but he must have had fun cuz he posted it on Instagram for all to see:)
    Written 5 June 2017
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  • Alexis N
    45 contributions
    This is the road untraveled today but in 1920 when the pioneers of the area, the Flamingo fishing community, moonshiners and gator hunters used this road as the only way to get access to this wild area. The road is really not promoted by the park service and apparently the park wants to return nature to the trail. The 2 campsites have been abandoned. I rode solo and it is a partially paved, limestone base, muddy section trail ride which you can hike but that will take a long walk. I read a lot of the historical record from the Gladesmen book. So this trail goes through hammocks, cypress trees, prairie and with much of the trail abutting the old homestead canal that was the attempt to drain and use of fill to make this road.

    The ride seems longer than what the park service states in distance. My tracker marked longer distances by one mile at the junction points but more importantly is that the roads are now less traveled so expect muddy patches, lots of webs, overgrowth of trees and your local gator laying on the trail site sunning or spooking into the water. It can't be any more isolated in the glades due to the remote road. I love this type of ride. Absolutely you and nature. But I would recommend a friend ride along for safety, bike issues and injury that Murphy's Law can throw at you. Take water, snacks and plan to take knife or machete in case you need to hack some branches. Ride time is about 2 hours up and 2 back. Plus tourist time like.pictures and scenic enjoyment. So ride prepared and enjoy.
    Written 10 January 2016
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  • The Hiking Harpist
    Boston, MA54 contributions
    If you're in the Everglades and decide to drive down to Flamingo (which I highly recommend), stop near the Coastal Prairie trailhead. This and the nearby trails are closed and aren't being maintained by NPS, but the area along Florida Bay is stunning. I sat by the water and played some harp music as two ospreys nested in the distance. There were only a few people resting on the shore, and a few boats going by occasionally. Very peaceful and a world away from the northern part of the park.
    Written 25 February 2020
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