Explore the most popular views trails in Big Cypress National Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

After this first tree canopy it gets boringly

We had a perfect day of late dry season weather for roadside nature viewing through beautiful and variable habitats. These Seminole lands are a side of south Florida often overlooked and forgotten. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki museum and broad walk are a must for those who want to learn more about Native American history.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Check out this YouTube video:
https://youtu.be/ctesq4nDvv4

4 months ago

Great scenic road to photograph birds and gators.

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Did I ever mention that I am not into reptiles. But I must admit that the Seminole Tribe was interesting.

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

You really get the feeling of the everglades on this road without having to get out in it.

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Of all the things I love, woods, mountains, evergreens, this was not any of them. I was surprised to see so many people on bicycles..

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Out in the Big Cypress. Quite an interesting ride.

Pain, pain and mud. And heat, draining heat. Leave it for the snakes and gators.

paddle sports
Saturday, May 30, 2015

This is a canoe track in the Big Cypress Swamp. Gets you up close to the plant and animal life in the swamp. Bring lots of bug protective stuff, you will be bitten. It starts in a deep man-made channel (where most the alligators are), then to more shallow off-shoots where the mangrove turns to grass fields, then finally a very shallow area less than 1 foot deep until it dead ends (no outlet). There is some mangrove tunnel like effects. Go slow and enjoy. If you really want to see a lot of alligators, go at night and bring your flash light. Stay 15 feet away from alligators.
My 2nd track uses the same deep channel, but goes to a lake, then some mangrove smaller channels. You could combine the two of course.

hiking
Sunday, December 09, 2012

My article on this trail is found on my blog at: http://travelwithnature.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/bear-island-campground-and-the-fire-prairie-trail/

scenic driving
Monday, April 23, 2012

The loop road is 22 miles from the first entrance to the second entrance of the tamiami trail. If you plan to do this trail you should have two cars ( one on each entrance since they are 20 miles apart ). You can choose to go back the 22 miles of dirts road again or the 20 miles of paved tamiami trail back to your car.

I never done by bike but want to go. I have only done by car about 5 times

walking
Saturday, November 05, 2011

Going hunting here hope to get a big one.

scenic driving
Sunday, October 17, 2010

This is the best way to see the everglades short of a ride on an air-boat. The swamp comes right up to the road in most areas, and the Seminole Tribe has a great glimpse into Native American culture in Florida including alligator wrestling, crafts, food, etc.

hiking
4 months ago

scenic driving
Sunday, March 05, 2017

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015