Bear Lake Trail is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ochopee, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Flamingo, FL: Bear Lake Trail is located two miles north of Flamingo. Travel Main Park Road over the waterway and immediately turn right onto Bear Lake Road. This road takes you to the parking area / trailhead. Signage is good.
This trail is actually more like 4 miles due to the fact that you have to walk the road 2 miles to get to the trailhead. The actual hike is nice and the lake is much larger and prettier than I originally expected.