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The Everglades are the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. This mangrove ecosystem and marine estuary is home to 36 protected species, including the Florida panther, American crocodile, and West Indian manatee. Some areas have been drained and developed; restoration projects aim to restore the ecology. Some entrances are closed seasonally.

walking
5 days ago

Saw 3 alligators all under 5. Saw several birds, easy paved trail.

There are very few bugs today as it is in the 60s. The trail is a bit muddy but fun seeing all the animal tracks. We did some trail maintenance since hurricane Irma felled some trees. We stopped about halfway out to Clubhouse Beach because we didn’t feel like clearing more branches but will come back soon to backpack out and camp overnight. As for wildlife, we saw swarms of a dark blue bird with white breast (gonna say tree swallows), a tricolor heron in the distance chasing fish, dozens of great egrets squawking in a distant pond, buzzards overhead and we heard an osprey. Crabs, spiders and dragonflies too! It’s a great way to start the New Year!

p..s.This trail is near Flamingo, NOT Ochopee!

fun, short walk.

It’s amazing place... I love it.

walking
22 days ago

Nice short trail (10-15min) through beautiful pine forest and changing vegetation. Did not see animals, but variety and beautiful views. Well worth it. Saw only 2 other people there.

scenic driving
22 days ago

Currenty closed after hurricane. Still under water. Check at visitors center which paths are open.

road biking
22 days ago

As Michael says: First half of the loop (right side) has a lot of animals (gators, birds, turtles). More than I have seen anywhere else in the park other than at Anhinga Trail at sun set - but 2nd half is just landscape and no animals except a heron or two.
Nevertheless a great trip!

mountain biking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of the few options available with parts of the Everglades still closed after the hurricane. Nothing too exciting here.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of flora, not much fauna. Nobody else was on trail!

Currently closed :(

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of wildlife!!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, short but you'll see great vegetation

Nice boardwalk trail in the heart of Everglades. Quiet, Peaceful, Good for birdwatching.

walking
2 months ago

Very, VERY short trail, however nicely covered and thick, good place to feel like you're in a different place. Can be walked comfortably in 15 minutes.

birding
2 months ago

Short trail, can finish it in 40 mins, even at a leisurely stroll while stopping several times to bird watch.

Mosquitos

camping
6 months ago

I hiked this trail to the very end, and LOVED it. We camped overnight as well. Easily one of the most unique trails on the continent.

Photos here: http://www.welovetoexplore.com/hiking-camping-on-the-coastal-prairie-trail-in-everglades-national-park/

lots of skeeters when you get to tower.

mountain biking
8 months ago

The first half of the loop (right side) is wonderful, with lots of birds and gators to see as you ride through. The observation tower is also great, but the second half of the loop was surprisingly barren and boring.

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